Former Packers guard Gale Gillingham dies


Gale Gillingham, a Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Packers during the latter years of the Lombardi era, died earlier this week.  He was 67.

The cause of death has not yet been confirmed, but it is believed Gillingham suffered a heart attack in his home.

Gillingham joined the Packers as the 13th overall pick in the 1966 draft.  He became a starter at guard, with Jerry Kramer, in 1967.  Gillingham became a member of the Packers Hall of Fame in 1982.

He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a six-time All Pro, and he played in 128 regular-season games.

We extend our condolences to Gale Gillingham’s family, friends, and teammates.