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Former Packers kicker Errol Mann dies at 71

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 18, 2013 – 3:43 pm

Errol Mann, whose 12-year career as an NFL kicker began in Green Bay in 1968, has died at the age of 71.

As a rookie from North Dakota in 1968, Mann played in just two games for the Packers, going 4-of-4 on PATs and 0-of-3 on FGs. He went on to play eight years for the Detroit Lions, leaving there as the club’s all-time leading scorer. He currently ranks fourth on Detroit’s all-time list with 636 points.

Mann’s career continued with the Oakland Raiders, and he made two FGs in a Super Bowl victory over the Minnesota Vikings following the 1976 season. Mann then led the NFL in scoring with Oakland in 1977 with 99 points.


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7 Responses to “Former Packers kicker Errol Mann dies at 71”

  1. By journey juice on Apr 18, 2013 | Reply

    “It’s got to be the shoes.”
    -Michael Jordan, 1993

  2. By Dan A on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Rest in peace Mr. Mann.

    God bless you….

  3. By Johnnygard on Apr 19, 2013 | Reply

    Errol was in the National Guard and I was drafted in 1964 and we were in the same company for 8 weeks in Fort Leonard Wood MO. He became platoon leader, and was the only guy that didn’t let the little bit of power go to his head. Good sense of humor, and while marching past any good looking ladies he would give us “EYES RIGHT” or “EYES LEFT” so we could all look. He would also give us the command “TRIPLE CHANGE STEP, MARCH”. Have you ever seen a platoon of men change from marching to skipping and back to marching? It was hilarious! I got to see him once more in Lake Tahoe at the celibration they had for John Madden 10 years after winning the Super Bowl. God rest his soul.

  4. By Dan A on Apr 20, 2013 | Reply

    Great story Johnnygard about Errol. He must have been a great person to know.

  5. By Smitty on Apr 21, 2013 | Reply

    North Dakota Sioux !!

  6. By Snow Dog on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Did he kick soccer style? I cannot recall for sure. I think he wore jersey 12 in Detroit, but Ken Stabler had that in Oakland.

    A good man, rest in peace.

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