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Merv Pregulman, Packers' top pick in 1944, dies at 90

11:42 PM, Nov. 29, 2012
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Merv Pregulman, who was the Green Bay Packers' No. 1 pick in the 1944 NFL draft, has died. He was 90.

An all-America tackle and center at the University of Michigan, he served in the Navy during World War II and didn't join the Packers until 1946. That year, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Pregulman played in 11 games, starting seven at guard. He wore No. 17 for the Packers.

That was his only season with the Packers. He was the only one of 32 players ...

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