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Packers legend Max McGee dies in an accident

The 75-year-old legendary receiver, Max McGee, died on Saturday, after falling from the roof of his house in Deephaven, Minnesota.

Packers legend Max McGee dies in an accident The former Green Bay Packer Max McGee died on Saturday at the age of 75, after falling from the roof of his house in Deephaven, Minnesota. According to the police, Max McGee was blowing leaves, when he fell from the rooftop in the afternoon on Saturday.

 Max McGee became a legend after scoring the first touchdown in the first Super Bowl in 1967 against the Kansas City Chiefs, which the Packers won 10-35. During the season preceding the Super Bowl I, McGee has caught only four passes for 91 yards and a touchdown and did not expect to play in the first Bowl. But a separated shoulder of starting receiver Boyd Dowler on the Packers' second drive of the game got Max McGee in the game, so unexpectedly that he had to borrow a helmet from a teammate. A few plays after joining the team McGee caught a pass from Bart Starr (the first Super Bowl MVP) and ran 37 yards for a touchdown. He finished Super Bowl I with 138 yards and two touchdowns. IN the following year Max McGee played in the Super Bowl II and retired shortly after.

 Following his NFL retirement Max McGee started a career as a commentator of the Packers football games, named Wisconsin "Sportscaster of the Year" ten times, a record still unbeaten. He is also the founder of "Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes" raising money for diabetes research.

 Published on 10/21/2007

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