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Nolan Luhn, Packers player from 1940s, dead at 90

COFFEYVILLE, Kan. -- Nolan H. Luhn, who played for the Green Bay Packers from 1945 to 1949, has died. He was 90.

The David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kan., confirmed Tuesday that Luhn died Sunday at Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.

Luhn was drafted by the Packers in 1945 after playing football and basketball for the University of Tulsa. He was a second team All-Pro end in 1947.

The Independence, Kan., Daily Reporter reports that Luhn worked at Farmland Industries in Coffeyville for 25 years, retiring in 1983.

He was a volunteer football coach at Coffeyville Community College from 1968 to 2003 and was inducted in the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 1998.

Survivors include his wife, Laudine, two children and two grandchildren.

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