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Jim Taylor, the first of the Vince Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 83.

Taylor, a fullback, rushed for over 1,000 yards in 5 consecutive seasons for the Packers, leading the league in 1962, when he was also named MVP. Taylor was the Packers all time career rushing leader until 2009, when the record was broken by Ahman Green.

Taylor was known for his bruising style of play, as well as exceptional toughness. There are multiple tales of him playing through injury, including a memorable game against the New York Giants, where Taylor played through several stitches to his elbow, as well as a lacerated tongue.

Source: Jim Taylor, first of Vince Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers inducted into Hall of Fame, dies

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