Former NFL player Herb Adderley has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Nine-time Champion Herb Adderley has passed away. He was 81.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He passed away on Friday.

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“The entire Pro Football Hall of Fame family mourns the passing of Herb Adderley,” Pro Football Hall of Fame President & CEO David Baker said. “He was a great player and an even greater man. Herb left an indelible mark on the Game and was respected tremendously by players and personnel across the league. Our thoughts and prayers are with Herb’s wife, Brenda, and their entire family.

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“We will forever keep his legacy alive to serve as inspiration for future generations. The Hall of Fame flag will be flown at half-staff in Herb’s memory.”

The Pro Football Hall of Famer is considered one of the greatest players to be a cornerback in NFL history. He is one of just four men to win six NFL Championships.

Adderley won his six in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, and 1971. His first five NFL Championships came with the Green Bay Packers.

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His 1971 NFL Championship came with the Dallas Cowboys. He also won Super Bowl I and II with the Packers, before winning Super Bowl VI with the Cowboys.

Adderley played for the Packers from 1961 through 1969. He also played for the Cowboys from 1970 through 1972.

He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980. One year later, he was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.

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In his career, he was also a five-time Pro Bowl and a four-time first-team All-Pro. Adderley also was a three-time second-time All-Pro.

He was inducted into the NFL 1960’s All-Decade Team.

The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native appeared in 164 NFL games, including 145 starts. He had 48 interceptions, including a career-high seven interceptions during the 1962 season.

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