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Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Frederick “Fuzzy” Thurston

 
 
Frederick "Fuzzy" Thurston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
1. Frederick "Fuzzy" Thurston Marker
Inscription. Born December 29, 1933 (Altoona, WI) as a guard, Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston left an indelible mark of success upon his 10-year NFL career. In his 1958 rookie season with the Baltimore Colts, Thurston helped the Colts to win the first sudden death NFL Championship Game ever played. In 1959 Thurston was traded to Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers and during his nine years there was a key player who helped the Packers win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls in 1962 and 1963. The AP and UPI elected Thurston "All-Pro" in 1961, 1962 and 1963. In 1962, he received more votes than any other player in the balloting. He was also named to Sporting News All-Pro Teams in both 1961 and 1962, and to the NAIA All-Pro Team in 1962. Together with teammate Jerry Kramer, the duo was named the best combination at their positions in the first 50 years of professional football. Inducted - 2003
 
Erected 2003 by Presented to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame by the Green Bay Packers.
 
Location. 43° 2.517′ N, 87° 54.967′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on North 4th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
2. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Connie Carpenter (Phinney) (here, next to this marker); Andy North (here, next to this marker); Lee Kemp (here, next to this marker); Judith Sweet (here, next to this marker); John Powless (here, next to this marker); Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (here, next to this marker); Edward P. "Ned" Allis (here, next to this marker); Mike Webster (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
More about this marker. The Marker is part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame which is located on the east side of the UW-Panther Arena along North 4th Street.
 
Categories. Sports
 
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
3. Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Plaque
UW Milwaukee Panther Arena image. Click for full size.
By Devon Polzar, July 10, 2016
4. UW Milwaukee Panther Arena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 9, 2016, by Devon Polzar of Port Washington, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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