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Gale Gillingham

Gale Gillingham

(1944 – 2011)

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Gale Gillingham

Gale Gillingham
(1944 – 2011)

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(1944 – 2011)
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This is an online memorial dedicated to Gale Gillingham. Gale Herbert Gillingham was a guard in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers.
Gale Gillingham was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a classmate of future Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Aaron Brown, whom he faced in Super Bowl I.
In his rookie season, he alternated as the starter at left guard with veteran Fuzzy Thurston. During the 1967 season, he took Thurston's spot full-time, opposite perennial All-Pro Jerry Kramer. He started the Ice Bowl and Super Bowl II, coach Vince Lombardi's final games after nine seasons with the team.
Gale Gillingham was the last member of the Lombardi-era
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Packers still active with the franchise. By time he retired, Bart Starr, whom he blocked for when Starr was leading the Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls, was the team's coach. Gale Gillingham was a five-time Pro Bowler (1969, '70, '71, 73 and '74), six-time All Pro, and a two-time NFL First Team All Pro (1969 and '70).
Gale Gillingham died on the 20th October 2011. This online tribute has been created to honor and remember his life. May he rest in peace.
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Gale Gillingham

This is an online memorial dedicated to Gale Gillingham. Gale Herbert Gillingham was a guard in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers.
Gale Gillingham was born in Madison, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a classmate of future Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Aaron Brown, whom he faced in Super Bowl I.
In his rookie season, he alternated as the starter at left guard with veteran Fuzzy Thurston. During the 1967 season, he took Thurston's spot full-time, opposite perennial All-Pro Jerry Kramer. He started the Ice Bowl and Super Bowl II, coach Vince Lombardi's final games after nine seasons with the team.
Gale Gillingham was the last member of the Lombardi-era...

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