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Super Bowl Hero Dead At 75

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Max McGee has died at age 75..
The unexpected hero of the first Super Bowl and a long-time
challenge for Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi died yesterday
after falling from the roof of his home.
McGee was blowing leaves off the roof when he fell, according to
news reports.
McGee was inserted into Packers' lineup when Boyd Dowler was
sidelined by a shoulder injury.
He McGee went on to catch the first touchdown pass in Super Bowl
history in Green Bay's 35-to-10 victory over Kansas City in January
1967.
Still hung over from a night on the town, McGee caught seven
passes for 138 yards and two T-Ds.
McGee attended White Oak High School in East Texas. He was a
running back at Tulane and the nation's top kick returner in 1953.
McGee and wife Denise founded the Max McGee National Research
Center for Juvenile Diabetes at the Children's Hospital of
Wisconsin in Milwaukee in 1999.
According to the center's Web site, his brother fought diabetes
in his lifetime, and Max and Denise's youngest son, Dallas, lives
with the disease.
McGee is survived by his wife, four children and several
grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were pending.


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