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Max McGee
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Football Player
    (July 16, 1932-October 20, 2007)
    Born in Saxton City, Nevada
    Birth name was William Max McGee
    Wide receiver and punter for the Green Bay Packers (1954,1957-67)
    Pro Bowl selection (1961)
    Color commentator for the Packers (1979-98)
    He justified his partying reputation by saying, 'When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time.'
    Believing he would not play in the game, he broke curfew and spent the night before Super Bowl I out on the town.
    When he was sent in to replace Boyd Dowler, he had to borrow a helmet because he had left his in the locker.
    He was co-founder of the Chi-Chi's restaurant chain, which went bankrupt following a hepatitis outbreak at one of their locations (2003).
    He died in a fall after ignoring his wife's warnings and climbing on the roof to clear away leaves.
    He missed two seasons to serve as a pilot in the Air Force (1955-56).
    In 1958 he led the NFL in both yards per catch (23.3) and net average punting yards (36.0).
    He scored the first touchdown in Super Bowl I.
    He was named Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year 10 times.
    He founded the Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin (1999).

Credit: C. Fishel

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