Papit, ex-Packers HB, dies at 86

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The Green Bay Packers 1953 media guide.

Johnny Papit, who was one of the oldest living former Green Bay Packers players, has died. He was 86.

A 6-foot, 190-pound halfback, he played briefly for the Packers in 1953, the last of his three NFL seasons. They acquired him from Washington for a 1954 fourth-round draft pick just before the season.

Papit had six carries for 44 yards and a touchdown in four games for the Packers. His 7-yard touchdown run was the Packers' last scoring play in a 38-20 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Milwaukee County Stadium on Oct. 11, 1953. It also was his only NFL touchdown.

He finished the season with Washington, with whom he'd played his first two seasons, then retired.

Papit died Monday in Forest, Va., of complications from a stroke, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was a high school football star in Philadelphia, then starred at the University of Virginia. After football, he was a bank executive for many years.

2015 Packers deaths

Johnny Papit, 86, April 6 (HB, 1953)

Terdell Middleton, 59, April 3 (RB, 1977-81)

Tom Bettis, 81, Feb. 28 (LB, 1955-61)

John Polonchek, 87, Jan. 26 (receivers/passing game coach, 1972-74)

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