Former Packer Bill Anderson dies

Posted Apr 19, 2017

Played on Green Bay’s 1965-66 title teams

Former NFL player Bill Anderson, who played for the Packers’ championship teams in 1965 and ’66, has died at the age of 80.

The longtime radio broadcaster for the University of Tennessee football team died Tuesday in Knoxville, Tenn.

Originally a third-round draft pick by the Redskins in 1958 out of Tennessee, Anderson played six seasons for Washington and was selected to two Pro Bowls.

He joined the Packers in 1965, catching eight passes for 105 yards and a touchdown that season. He totaled 178 receptions for 3,048 yards and 15 TDs during his NFL career.

Anderson returned to Green Bay in 2013 and was recognized with his former Packers teammates at Lambeau Field in a reunion of the 1965-67 championship teams.


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