Former Packers punter Don Bracken dies

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 30, 2014 – 2:04 pm

GREEN BAY — Former Packers punter Don Bracken, who held the job with Green Bay from 1985 to 1990, has died at the age of 52.

Bracken died on Wednesday in Billings, Mont., according to media reports.

Signed as an undrafted free agent in 1985, Bracken punted 368 times for the Packers, second-most in team history behind only David Beverly (495 from 1975-80). Bracken averaged 39.7 yards per punt in his Packers career. He also played two seasons with the Los Angeles Rams.

Bracken once punted 85 times in one season (1988), tied for the third-highest total by a Packers punter. The year before, he had 10 punts in a game against the L.A. Raiders, one off the franchise’s single-game mark.

Bracken played collegiately at the University of Michigan and had a record 73-yard punt in the Rose Bowl vs. Washington in 1981.

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