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Christl named Packers historian

Feb. 4, 2014
 
In his new role as Packers team historian, Cliff Christl will contribute to the team website, while further researching the origin of the franchise and documenting key moments in its more than 90-year history. File/Press-Gazette Media
In his new role as Packers team historian, Cliff Christl will contribute to the team website, while further researching the origin of the franchise and documenting key moments in its more than 90-year history. File/Press-Gazette Media

Former Green Bay Press-Gazette sports editor Cliff Christl has been named the Green Bay Packers’ team historian, the organization announced Tuesday.

Christl worked as a sportswriter for four Wisconsin newspapers during a career that spanned 36 years. He worked at the Press-Gazette for 16 years before returning in 2010 as an analyst and correspondent.

In his new role, Christl will contribute to the team website while further researching the origin of the franchise and documenting key moments in its more than 90-year history.

“The Packers are thrilled to have Cliff join our organization,” team president Mark Murphy said in a release. “The team’s rich history is a great source of pride for our fans and among our best assets, and Cliff is eminently suited to help us continue to tell the greatest story in sports. His unparalleled knowledge, highly respected work and passion for the history of the Packers will serve the franchise and its fans very well.”

A native of Green Bay, Christl began covering the team on a regular basis in 1974, Christl's most recent project was spearheading the creation of the Packers Heritage Trail, which includes 22 commemorative plaques and describes the franchise’s first 50 years of existence.

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