Max McGee Dies – Super Bowl I Hero Dies In Deephaven

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Max McGee 62 Topps
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This is sad. Former tight end and hero, , died yesterday from a fall from his roof at his home in Deephaven, Minnesota, . He was 75 years old.

McGee for the Packers as a tight end and punter but he was most famous for his performance in the first Super Bowl. Having caught only four passes during the whole season, McGee figured there was no chance he’d see any action in the Super Bowl, so he spent the night partying.

Before the game, McGee told starter , "I hope you don’t get hurt. I’m not in very good shape."

So, of course, Dowler was injured, forcing McGee into the game. McGee responded by reaching back behind himself on a poorly thrown ball by quarterback , hauled it in with one hand, and scampered 37 yards for the first touchdown in Super Bowl history. At the end of the game, McGee had seven receptions for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

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