Friday, November 16, 2007

1966 Touchdown Pass Play

For today’s blog posting, we have a photo from 1966, showing — as the caption states — “Carroll Dale escorting Marv Fleming on a touchdown run against the Lions.” This was in the October 2, 1966 game at Lambeau Field which was won by the Packers, 23-14.

Marvin Fleming, from the University of Utah, played for the Green Bay Packers from 1963-1969. He later played with the Miami Dolphins. He is the first player in National Football League history to play in five Super Bowls — with Green Bay in Super Bowl I and Super Bowl II; with Miami Super Bowls VI, VII, and VIII.

Carroll Dale played college football for Virginia Tech, and was named second-team All American in 1958 and 1959. After college, Dale was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams where he played for five years. In 1965, Dale was traded to the Green Bay Packers. Dale also played in Super Bowls I and II with Fleming. Dale retired from the National Football League in 1973, having amassed 438 receptions for 8,277 yards and 52 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1979 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.