Packer Legend McGee Dies
The ex-Green Packers receiver, Max McGee, was clearing leaves off his roof of his house in Deephaven, when he fell off and died. He was 75.
McGee caught the first touchdown pass in Super Bowl history in 1967, a game he expected to watch from the sideline. When it was over, he had caught seven passes for 138 yards and two TDs and Green Bay — coached by the great Vince Lombardi — had beaten the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. ( Star Tribune )
McGee who only had four receptions for 91 yards in the 1966 regular season, didn't even plan on playing in the game, as spent the night before partying which violated the team curfew. He didn't even bother to bring his helmet out of the locker room.
After a player went down with an injury McGee was thrust into the game and he had to borrow a helmet.
Lombardi once showed the team a football at a meeting and said, "Gentlemen, this is a football."
"McGee said, 'Not so fast, not so fast,"' Packers historian Lee Remmel said. "That gives you an index to the kind of humor that he served up regularly." ( Star Tribune )
In addition to his wife, Denise, McGee is survived by four children and several grandchildren.