SAN DIEGO — John Brockington, a former All-Professional fullback who ranks fourth on the Inexperienced Bay Packers‘ profession speeding checklist, has died. He was 74.
The Packers introduced Brockington died Friday in San Diego.
Brockington performed for the Packers from 1971 to ’77 and rushed for five,024 yards throughout that stretch. The one gamers to achieve extra yards speeding with the Packers are Ahman Inexperienced (8,322 from 2000 to ’09), Jim Taylor (8,207 from 1958 to 1966) and Aaron Jones (5,284 from 2017 to current).
He was the primary operating again in NFL historical past to hurry for over 1,000 yards in every of his first three seasons.
Brockington additionally spent a part of the 1977 season with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs and completed his profession with 5,185 yards speeding. He had 30 landing runs and 4 landing catches.
The Packers chosen Brockington, a local of the Brooklyn borough of New York Metropolis, out of Ohio State with the ninth general decide within the 1971 draft.
Brockington rushed for 1,105 yards his first season in Inexperienced Bay, which on the time was an NFL rookie report. He earned All-Professional honors and was named NFL offensive rookie of the 12 months.
He adopted that up by speeding for 1,027 yards in 1972 whereas serving to the Packers win an NFC Central title. Brockington rushed for 1,144 yards in 1973.
Brockington earned three straight Professional Bowl choices from 1971-73. He was inducted into the Packers’ corridor of fame in 1984.
“The Packers household was saddened to listen to concerning the passing of John,” Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy mentioned in an announcement. “One of many nice runners of his period, John was an thrilling participant to look at together with his highly effective operating model. Followers enthusiastically welcomed John again to Lambeau Area through the years, fondly remembering the 1972 division championship in addition to the brilliant spots he offered within the less-successful seasons.
“I loved attending to know John throughout his return visits to Inexperienced Bay and drastically revered his work in help of organ donation via the John Brockington Basis. He leaves an exquisite legacy. We prolong our condolences to his spouse, Diane, and his household and associates.”