Jim Taylor, 1935-2018

Jim Taylor, 1935-2018

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Hall of Fame fullback Jim Taylor passed away Saturday morning at the age of 83. Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker issued the following statement:

Jim Taylor lived life the same way he played football, with passion, determination and love for all he did. The entire Hall of Fame family mourns the loss of a true hero of the game and extends heartfelt condolences to his wife Helen during this difficult time. While Jim’s spirit forever resides at the Hall, we will miss his smile that would light up a room.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame will keep Jim’s legacy alive so generations of fans will remember his rugged running style, ability to block, and leadership in Coach Vince Lombardi’s ‘run to daylight’ philosophy that made him the first from the Lombardi-era Packers to earn a place in Canton. Jim Taylor’s accomplishments on the football field and throughout his life represent values like commitment, teamwork, sacrifice, and passion that serve as inspiration to us all.”

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