In Memory of Forrest Gregg: 1933-2019
Forrest Gregg was the first person to participate in the Super Bowl as a player and later as a head coach. The native of Sulphur Springs was an all-SWC tackle at SMU in 1954 and 1955. With the Green Bay Packers, he was an All-Pro guard for eight consecutive seasons (1960-67). During this time, the Packers won five NFL titles and the first two Super Bowls. In 14 seasons with the Packers (1956, 1958-70) Gregg appeared in a record 187 consecutive games. He later played with the Dallas Cowboys. In 1975, he became head coach of the Cleveland Browns and was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1976. He later coached at Toronto in the CFL and then Cincinnati for four seasons (1980-83), during which time he led the 1981 Bengals to a 14-2 record and to Super Bowl XVI. Gregg was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.