Raymond Ernest "Ray" Nitschke was a professional football player who played his entire career as a middle linebacker for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL. Wearing #66, he played fifteen seasons, from 1958-72. Nitschke was born on December 29, 1936 in Elmwood Park, Illinois. His father, Robert, and Nitschke's mother, Anna, had two other children, Robert Jr. and Richard . His father was killed in a car accident in 1940. Anna died of a blood clot when Ray was 13. Robert and Richard decided they would raise Ray on their own. Ray entered Proviso High School in Maywood shortly before his...
|Birthdate:||December 29, 1936|
|Birthplace:||Elmwood Park, Illinois|
|Date of death:||March 8, 1998|
|All Positions Played:||Linebacker|
|Education:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Proviso East High School|
|Also known as:||Raymond Ernest Nitschke, Ray|