85 McGee

Photographed March 8, 2015
Erected by Oneida Nation Walk of Legends™
Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin
44.498595,-88.048712
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85
His one-handed reception
would lead to the play
for which this Packers wide received
is still known today.
After a large, pre-game night on the town,
he'd score the superbowl's
first-ever toughdown
and usher in the "Glory Years"
for Green Bay.

Both on the football field and
in his off-the-field business,
he made achievement seem effortless.
A natural instinct and ability
to "max"-imize opportunity
would ensure McGee's stellar success.

His quick wit & subdued, southern style
lightened any room and
brought many a smile.
With a folksy, down-to-earth ease,
he'd raise funds for charities
and make Packers' radio broadcast
listening worthwhile.

Skill and fun constitute the claim
to Max McGee's good fortune and fame.
His free spirit will long survive
the great number 85,
a legend in the history o f the game.

The monument is located on the grounds of Hudson Sharp on eastbound Lombardi Avenue / County Highway VK, a smidge west of its intersection with Reggie White Way, at 975 Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay, Wisconsin 54304.

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame: Max McGee

Wikipedia: Max McGee

ESPN NFL (October 22, 2007): Ex-Packer McGee, who scored first Super Bowl TD, dies in fall from roof 

Oneida Nation Walk of Legends 

PackersNews.com (July 21, 2010): Who's who on the Walk of Legends

Stone Business Online (January 8, 2009): Oneida Nation Walk of Legends, Green Bay, Wis. The inspiring story of how mother-and-daughter-team, Sandi and Corrie Campbell, envisioned, developed and brought to fruition the Oneida Nation Walk of Legends™.

The Official Website of the Packers

The monument is one of a series of 24 engraved granite-and-steel monuments that comprise the Oneida Nation Walk of Legends™. The monuments pay tribute to the legends of Green Bay football, and chronicle the history of the Packers organization from 1895 to the present.

With the Hudson Sharp building in the background.



Max McGee scores the first ever Super Bowl touchdown in 1967.




Several monuments, all in a row along Lombardi Avenue.

Looking west down Lombardi Avenue.

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