EARL (CURLY) LAMBEAU.   Founded pre-NFL Packers in 1919. Coach-general manager for Packers until 1949. Credited with keeping pro football alive in Green Bay. First coach to make forward pass an integral part of the offense. 33-year NFL coaching record: 229-134-22 with six championships in Green Bay. Played halfback for 11 years until 1929. Born April 9, 1898, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, died June 1, 1965, at age of 67.

Earl (Curly) Lambeau Class of 1963 Founder, Coach (Notre Dame) Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cardinals, Washington Redskins

Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (1898 - 1965) Football Coach, Player. He founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and plyed for them from 1919 to 1929, and was also President of the team from 1919 to 1949. He played halfback from 1919 to 1929, a period during which he pioneered the forward pass in professional football.

Earl L. He founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and plyed for them from 1919 to and was also President of the team from 1919 to 1949

GREEN BAY PACKERS CURLY LAMBEAU AUTOGRAPH SIGNED HAND-WRITTEN LETTER W GREAT SPORTS CONTENT - 1952 PSA/DNA & JSA

GREEN BAY PACKERS CURLY LAMBEAU AUTOGRAPH SIGNED HAND-WRITTEN LETTER W GREAT SPORTS CONTENT - 1952 PSA/DNA & JSA

Earl "Curly" Lambeau, player-coach for the Green Bay Packers 1921. Art by Merv Corning.

the Green Bay Packer football team was named after a meat packing company! A distant relative was one of the original founders of the team!

April 9, 1898 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963 - was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Click on image for his complete HOF bio. #Packers

April 1898 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963 - was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin

No other professional sports franchise in North America has a greater connection to its community than the Green Bay Packers <3

No other professional sports franchise in North America has a greater connection to its community than the Green Bay Packers. That’s because the team is owned by a corporation—Green Bay Packers

Curly Lambeau and the Packers

You don’t have to be a Wisconsin native to be a cheesehead. This and other short biographies in the Badger Biographies Series can help you catch up on highlights of Wisconsin history.

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