Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau - Founder, Player & First Coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Earl Louis "Curly" Lambeau - Founder, Player & First Coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Earl "Curly" Lambeau, player-coach for the Green Bay Packers 1921. Art by Merv Corning.

Earl "Curly" Lambeau, player-coach for the Green Bay Packers 1921. Art by Merv Corning.

Curly Lambeau statue outside the gate of Lambeau Field - we are less than one hour from the infamous Lambeau Field!!

Curly Lambeau statue outside the gate of Lambeau Field - we are less than one hour from the infamous Lambeau Field!!

Packer's head coach Earl "curly" Lambeau draws up a play (1940)

Packer's head coach Earl "curly" Lambeau draws up a play (1940)

EARL (CURLY) LAMBEAU.   Founded pre-NFL Packers in 1919. Coach-general manager for Packers until 1949. Credited with keeping pro football alive in Green Bay. First coach to make forward pass an integral part of the offense. 33-year NFL coaching record: 229-134-22 with six championships in Green Bay. Played halfback for 11 years until 1929. Born April 9, 1898, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, died June 1, 1965, at age of 67.

EARL (CURLY) LAMBEAU. Founded pre-NFL Packers in 1919. Coach-general manager for Packers until 1949. Credited with keeping pro football alive in Green Bay. First coach to make forward pass an integral part of the offense. 33-year NFL coaching record: 229-134-22 with six championships in Green Bay. Played halfback for 11 years until 1929. Born April 9, 1898, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, died June 1, 1965, at age of 67.

Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (1898 - 1965) Football Coach, Player. He founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and plyed for them from 1919 to 1929, and was also President of the team from 1919 to 1949. He played halfback from 1919 to 1929, a period during which he pioneered the forward pass in professional football.

Earl L. "Curly" Lambeau (1898 - 1965) Football Coach, Player. He founded the Green Bay Packers in 1919 and plyed for them from 1919 to 1929, and was also President of the team from 1919 to 1949. He played halfback from 1919 to 1929, a period during which he pioneered the forward pass in professional football.

April 9, 1898 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963 - was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Click on image for his complete HOF bio. #Packers

April 9, 1898 - Earl "Curly" Lambeau, Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 1963 - was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Click on image for his complete HOF bio. #Packers

Countdown - No. 10: Curly Lambeau

Countdown - No. 10: Curly Lambeau

ESPN counts down the 20 greatest coaches in NFL history. Which legends make the list?

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