Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame: Frederick "Fuzzy" Thurston

© Photographed August 14, 2016
Erected 2003 by the Green Bay Packers
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame
Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
43.042288, -87.916127
43° 2.55′ N, 87° 54.967′ W
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FREDERICK "FUZZY" THURSTON
Born December 29, 1933 (Altoona, WI) as a guard, Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston left an indelible mark of success upon his 10-year NFL career. In his 1958 rookie season with the Baltimore Colts, Thurston helped the Colts to win the first sudden death NFL Championship Game ever played. In 1959 Thurston was traded to Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers and during his nine years there was a key player who helped the Packers win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls in 1962 and 1963. The AP and UPI elected Thurston "All-Pro" in 1961, 1962 and 1963. In 1962, he received more votes than any other player in the balloting. He was also named to Sporting News All-Pro Teams in both 1961 and 1962, and to the NAIA All-Pro Team in 1962. Together with teammate Jerry Kramer, the duo was named the best combination at their positions in the first 50 years of professional football.
Inducted - 2003

The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame at the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, and is accessible from southbound North 4th Street, between West State Street (to the north) and West Kilbourn Avenue (to the south), at or near 400 West Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203.

Inductees honored at this site are members of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame (established 1951). The Wisconsin Athletic Walk of Fame is a joint property of Wisconsin Sports Development Corporation and Wisconsin Center District.

Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Click here for an Alphabetical List of Inductees to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

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 The marker is located at the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.


The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located at the
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. 

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame is located on the east side
of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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