No Script Javascript is disabled. Please enable it for better working experience.
Advertisement
Saturday 15 June, 2024
Advertisement

John Brockington dead at 74, Cause of Death

BY Salman Ahmed Apr 01, 2023. 05:03 pm

Advertisement

Former Green Bay Packers fullback John Brockington died Friday at the age of 74, according to the Packers.

He was born in Brooklyn and was selected ninth overall in the 1971 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.

Brockington was awarded Offensive Rookie of the Year and a first-team All-Pro that season, an accomplishment he repeated two years later. In 1972, he was selected to the second squad.

Brockington reached the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons with the Packers and stayed with them until 1977. He was waived by the Packers after their first game that season before being signed by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brockington rushed for 3,276 yards on 755 tries (4.3 YPC) with 15 scores in his first three seasons. (He also caught two.)

In 1974, he topped the NFL with 309 total touches, including a career-high 43 catches.

Brockington departed with the second-most running yards in Packers history, 5,024; he now places fourth in team history.

Following a kidney donation in 2002, he established the John Brockington Foundation to help others with renal illness.

In 1984, Brockington was named into the Packers’ Hall of Fame.

Advertisement

Related Articles

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou: TV channel, live stream, UK start time
Sports

Anthony Joshua vs Francis Ngannou: TV channel, live stream, UK start time

On Friday night, Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou square off in yet...

Chris Mortensen dead at 72, Cause of Death
Sports

Chris Mortensen dead at 72, Cause of Death

ESPN has declared the passing of renowned broadcaster and journalist Chris Mortensen....

Who is Madisen? Connor Bedard’s sister
Sports

Who is Madisen? Connor Bedard’s sister

When Connor Bedard, an NHL breakout player, joined the Chicago Blackhawks in...

Who is Elena Berri? Esteban Ocon’s ex-girlfriend
Sports

Who is Elena Berri? Esteban Ocon’s ex-girlfriend

Although ESTEBAN OCON is well-known for his racing career, the public has...

Reed Ryan dead at 22: Cause of Death
Sports

Reed Ryan dead at 22: Cause of Death

Reed Ryan, a talented college football player, passed away at the young...

Who is Georgie? England rugby star Owen Farrell’s wife
Sports

Who is Georgie? England rugby star Owen Farrell’s wife

Rugby player Owen Farrell of England wed Georgie, his longtime partner, in...

Advertisement

Latest News

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death
US

Morgan Metzer beaten, bound, raped and nearly choked to death

A mother of two who was assaulted, restrained, sexually assaulted, and on...

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea
US

James Everett du Bois, US Army vet swept out to sea

Pictured is a US army veteran who was washed out to sea...

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death
Entertainment

Rose-Marie Dead at 68, Cause of Death

HISTORICAL Rose-Marie, an Irish singer, tragically her away unexpectedly in Blackpool, shocking...

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal
World

Who is Ava Louise? OnlyFans model who flashed portal

The annoying OnlyFans model claims that she lifted her top because she...

Advertisement