Hank Gremminger
No. 46
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born:(1933-09-01)September 1, 1933
Windthorst, Texas, U.S.
Died:November 2, 2001(2001-11-02) (aged 68)
Weatherford, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Weatherford
College:Baylor
NFL Draft:1956 / Round: 7 / Pick: 80
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:131
Interceptions:29
Fumble recoveries:7
Player stats at PFR

Charles Henry Gremminger (September 1, 1933 – November 2, 2001) was an American professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL). He played for 11 seasons from 1956 to 1965 with the Green Bay Packers and in 1966 for the Los Angeles Rams.[2] He played college football as an end for the Baylor Bears.

Early years

Born in Windthorst, Texas, Gremminger was raised in Weatherford, Texas and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1952..[3]

Pro football

Gremminger was selected in the seventh round of the 1956 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Head coach Vince Lombardi arrived in 1959 and Gremminger was part of three NFL championship teams in 1961, 1962, and 1965.

In 1966, Gremminger was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in June but left during the first week of training camp. He was also with the expansion Atlanta Falcons before being named to the roster of the Los Angeles Rams in late October.[4]

He was named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1976.[3]

Late life and death

Back in Texas, Gremminger was a contractor and later worked in the banking and insurance business and was a county commissioner in Parker County.[3]

Gremminger died at age 68 of cardiac arrest in Weatherford.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". Baylor University Athletics. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Hendricks, Martin (April 15, 2008). "Gremminger starred in the shadows". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ex-Baylor gridder Henry Gremminger dead at 67". Baylor University Athletics. November 5, 2001. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Gremminger added to roster of Rams". Milwaukee Journal. October 28, 1966. p. 22, part 2.