Thursday, September 14, 2017

Dan Currie Passes Away

Former Lombardi-era LB Dan Currie passed away on Monday, September 11th in Las Vegas, Nevada. A native of Detroit, Mich., Currie was an All-American in 1957 at Michigan State University, before being drafted by the Packers as the third overall selection of the 1958 NFL draft. He was Green Bay’s first pick that year, after which the Packers also selected Jim Taylor of LSU (2nd round, 15th overall), Ray Nitschke of Illinois (3rd round, 36th), and Jerry Kramer of Idaho (4th round, 39th). He played for the Packers from 1958-1964, after which he joined the Los Angeles Rams for the 1965 and 1966 seasons. With Green Bay, Currie was a two-time NFL champion (1961, 1962), Associated Press First Team All-Pro (1962), and was elected to the Packers Hall of Fame in 1984.

Currie was later a defensive coach at Milton College in Milton, Wisconsin, which closed in 1982. He moved to Las Vegas in the early 1980s and worked in casino security.

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