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Published: April 12, 2019 at 12:58 p.m.
Updated: April 12, 2019 at 01:06 p.m.

Forrest Gregg through the years

Pro Football Hall of Fame lineman Forrest Gregg has passed away at the age of 85. Gregg played for 15 seasons from 1956 to 1971, most notably with the Green Bay Packers, which included a then-record of playing in 188 consecutive games. Gregg went on to serve as head coach for the Bengals, Browns and Packers, taking Cincinnati to Super Bowl XVI in the 1981 season. Celebrate a legend with a look back through his career.

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  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75)  poses for a headshot at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. on Aug. 11, 1965. 23

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    Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) poses for a headshot at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. on Aug. 11, 1965.

  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) poses for a photo during training camp at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. in August, 1958. 22

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    Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) poses for a photo during training camp at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. in August, 1958.

  • Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) watches from the sideline during the 1968 NFL Pro Bowl in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 1968. The West defeated the East, 38-20. 21

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    Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) watches from the sideline during the 1968 NFL Pro Bowl in Los Angeles on Jan. 21, 1968. The West defeated the East, 38-20.

  • Green Bay Packers Hall  of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) looks to block during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Oct. 18, 1969. The Rams defeated the Packers, 34-21, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 20

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    Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame tackle Forrest Gregg (75) looks to block during an NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams, Oct. 18, 1969. The Rams defeated the Packers, 34-21, at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

  • Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Forrest Gregg (75), who briefly retired from playing, sits on the bench during an exhibition game against Pittsburgh Steelers in Green Bay, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1969. He is flanked by Dick Himes, left, and Dave Hampton. 19

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    Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Forrest Gregg (75), who briefly retired from playing, sits on the bench during an exhibition game against Pittsburgh Steelers in Green Bay, Wis. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 1969. He is flanked by Dick Himes, left, and Dave Hampton.

  • Green Bay offensive tackle Forrest Gregg, a cast securing a broken finger on his right hand, watches the defense work in Green Bay, Wis. on Dec. 12, 1969. 18

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    Green Bay offensive tackle Forrest Gregg, a cast securing a broken finger on his right hand, watches the defense work in Green Bay, Wis. on Dec. 12, 1969.

  • Former Green Bay Packers Forrest Gregg, left, and Bart Starr chat just before the Wisconsin Pro Football Writers dinner at a Milwaukee hotel on Jan. 9, 1975. 17

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    Former Green Bay Packers Forrest Gregg, left, and Bart Starr chat just before the Wisconsin Pro Football Writers dinner at a Milwaukee hotel on Jan. 9, 1975.

  • Former Green Bay Packers star and then-Cleveland Browns head coach Forrest Gregg poses after his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, July 30, 1977. 16

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    Former Green Bay Packers star and then-Cleveland Browns head coach Forrest Gregg poses after his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio on Saturday, July 30, 1977.

  • Old friends and former teammates Bart Starr, left, and Forrest Gregg meet on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1977 at midfield in Green Bay, Wis. before the Green Bay Packers faced the Cleveland Browns in a preseason contest. Starr was the head coach of the Packers and Gregg the head coach of the Browns. 15

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    Old friends and former teammates Bart Starr, left, and Forrest Gregg meet on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1977 at midfield in Green Bay, Wis. before the Green Bay Packers faced the Cleveland Browns in a preseason contest. Starr was the head coach of the Packers and Gregg the head coach of the Browns.

  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Forrest Gregg is carried off the field by jubilant players and fans after the Bengals defeated the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game in Cincinnati on Jan. 10, 1982.  The win gives the Bengals their first Super Bowl berth. 14

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    Cincinnati Bengals coach Forrest Gregg is carried off the field by jubilant players and fans after the Bengals defeated the San Diego Chargers in the AFC Championship Game in Cincinnati on Jan. 10, 1982. The win gives the Bengals their first Super Bowl berth.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg is surrounded by sports writers as he holds a news conference in Cincinnati to recount his team's 27-7 win over the San Diego Chargers for the AFC title on Jan. 11, 1982. 13

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg is surrounded by sports writers as he holds a news conference in Cincinnati to recount his team's 27-7 win over the San Diego Chargers for the AFC title on Jan. 11, 1982.

  • Quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals Ken Anderson (14) poses with coach Forrest Gregg in San Francisco on Jan. 19, 1982 as the Bengals get ready to meet the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Jan. 24. 12

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    Quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals Ken Anderson (14) poses with coach Forrest Gregg in San Francisco on Jan. 19, 1982 as the Bengals get ready to meet the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl on Jan. 24.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg speaks at a press conference before Super Bowl XVI against the San Francisco 49ers in Pontiac , Mich., on Jan. 22, 1982. The 49ers defeated the Bengals, 26-21. 11

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg speaks at a press conference before Super Bowl XVI against the San Francisco 49ers in Pontiac , Mich., on Jan. 22, 1982. The 49ers defeated the Bengals, 26-21.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg applauds from the sideline during Super Bowl XVI against the San Francisco 49ers in Pontiac, Mich. on Jan. 24, 1982. The 49ers defeated the Bengals, 26-21. 10

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg applauds from the sideline during Super Bowl XVI against the San Francisco 49ers in Pontiac, Mich. on Jan. 24, 1982. The 49ers defeated the Bengals, 26-21.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg waves to the crowd of several thousand fans on Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Monday, Jan. 25, 1982 as the team returned home from the Super Bowl. Gregg and his team got a hero's welcome even though they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 26-21, in Sunday's game. 9

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg waves to the crowd of several thousand fans on Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Monday, Jan. 25, 1982 as the team returned home from the Super Bowl. Gregg and his team got a hero's welcome even though they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 26-21, in Sunday's game.

  • Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg stands in the middle of the field at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati and watches as his team runs laps during a practice session, Jan. 6, 1982. The Bengals are preparing for the AFC title game against the San Diego Chargers in Cincinnati. 8

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    Cincinnati Bengals head coach Forrest Gregg stands in the middle of the field at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati and watches as his team runs laps during a practice session, Jan. 6, 1982. The Bengals are preparing for the AFC title game against the San Diego Chargers in Cincinnati.

  • Forrest Gregg of the Cincinnati Bengals answered numerous phone calls after being named as the new head coach of the Green Bay Packers in Cincinnati on Dec. 24, 1983. Gregg signed a five-year contract with full control of the team. 7

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    Forrest Gregg of the Cincinnati Bengals answered numerous phone calls after being named as the new head coach of the Green Bay Packers in Cincinnati on Dec. 24, 1983. Gregg signed a five-year contract with full control of the team.

  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Forrest Gregg lowers his head and turns from the field as his team is defeated ,17-7, by the Cleveland Browns, Sept. 16, 1983. 6

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    Cincinnati Bengals coach Forrest Gregg lowers his head and turns from the field as his team is defeated ,17-7, by the Cleveland Browns, Sept. 16, 1983.

  • Green Bay Packers head coach Forrest Gregg during a game from the 1986 season. 5

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    Green Bay Packers head coach Forrest Gregg during a game from the 1986 season.

  • Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg poses with the clay model that was used for his bust in the NFL Hall of Fame after an interview where he talked about his battle with Parkinson's disease on Nov. 14, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 4

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    Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg poses with the clay model that was used for his bust in the NFL Hall of Fame after an interview where he talked about his battle with Parkinson's disease on Nov. 14, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg and his wife Barbara are pictured with Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods in the background after an interview where he talked about his battle with Parkinson's disease on Nov. 14, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colo. 3

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    Forrest Gregg, Barbara Gregg

    Hall of Fame football player Forrest Gregg and his wife Barbara are pictured with Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods in the background after an interview where he talked about his battle with Parkinson's disease on Nov. 14, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

  • Hall of Fame coach Forrest Gregg signs autographs at the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. 2

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    Hall of Fame coach Forrest Gregg signs autographs at the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland.

  • Forrest Gregg is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Friday, May 2, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland. 1

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    Forrest Gregg is introduced before the inaugural Pro Football Hall of Fame Fan Fest Friday, May 2, 2014, at the International Exposition Center in Cleveland.