(NBC) – Former Green Bay Packers and hall of fame fullback Jim Taylor died Saturday morning.
The team announced Taylor died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was 83 years old.
Taylor rushed for 8,207 yards and scored 91 touchdowns in his nine seasons with the Packers from 1958 to 1966.
He was also a five-time Pro Bowl selection, named the league’s MVP in 1962, and was part of Green Bay’s three NFL championship and Super Bowl I title teams under legendary head coach Vince Lombardi.
He was the first of the Vince Lombardi-era players to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976.
Taylor was a native of baton rouge and played for LSU.
He played his 10th and final NFL season for the expansion New Orleans Saints in 1967.