Fuzzy Thurston

Chad Burkholder
Packers Hall of Fame

Inducted 1975

Altoona, Wis., native “Fuzzy” Thurston never played football until he was a junior at Valparaiso University. Thurston brought a sense of joy and determination to the often grueling job of playing guard in the offensive line.

Drafted by the Eagles in 1955, Thurston bounced from the Eagles to the Bears and Colts before he found a home with the Packers in 1959. The 6’1”, 245-pound Thurston teamed with right guard Jerry Kramer to form the perfect guard tandem for the “run to daylight” offense of Vince Lombardi.

An All Pro in 1961 and ‘62. Thurston played from 1959-’67 and was a member of five Packer championship teams in the ‘60s as well as the first two Super Bowls.

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Packers Hall of Fame player Fuzzy Thurston
Packers Hall of Fame player Fuzzy Thurston