Packers Legend Max McGee Dies
October 22, 2007 at 5:25 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former GREEN BAY PACKERS receiver and radio voice MAX MCGEE, who died in an accident while clearing leaves off the roof of his home in DEEPHAVEN, MN SATURDAY afternoon at 75.
MCGEE played for the PACKERS from 1954 through 1967 (except for the 1955 and 1956 seasons while he served in the AIR FORCE), closing out his career with two touchdowns in the first SUPER BOWL game and a key 35 yard catch that set up a touchdown in SUPER BOWL II. He joined the PACKERS radio crew in 1979 through 1998 as color commentator. He was also a co-founder of the CHI-CHI'S Mexican restaurant chain, selling his interest in 1998, and founded the MAX MCGEE NATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR JUVENILE DIABETES.