John Brockington Wiki – Bio
John Brockington, Former Green Bay Packers, the first NFL player to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons, died Friday at the age of 74. A Hall of Famer for the Packers, the spirited Brockington burst onto the NFL scene with 1,105 yards in 1971. He earned Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year honors to kick off an eight-season NFL career that spanned he saw seven years and three Pro Bowl Selections with Green Bay before retiring after a season with the Kansas City Chiefs.
John Brockington Age
John Brockington was 74 years old.
Brockington became a great Buckeye player
“The Packers family was saddened to learn of John’s passing,” Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said in a statement. “One of the great running backs of his day, John was an exciting player to watch with his powerful running style. Fans have enthusiastically welcomed John back to Lambeau Field over the years, fondly remembering the 1972 division championship, as well as the bright spots it provided in the less successful seasons. “I enjoyed meeting John during his return visits to Green Bay and highly respected his work in support of organ donation through the John Brockington Foundation. He leaves a wonderful legacy. “We extend our condolences to his wife, Diane, and her family and friends.”
Born on September 7, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York, Brockington became a great Buckeye player when, as a member of the Super Sophomores, he helped Ohio State win a national championship in 1968. He was selected ninth overall by the Packers in the 1971 NFL Draft. Brockington finished his career with 5,185 rushing yards on 1,347 carries in 95 games. The fullback recorded 30 rushing touchdowns in his career, but it was how he began his professional tenure that is remembered most fondly.