Max McGeeFootball, 1951-67
Tulane University/NFL

Inducted: 1999

  • A standout football player for Tulane University who continued his success in the NFL before becoming a legend with an MVP performance in Super Bowl I for the Green Bay Packers.
  • At Tulane, averaged 4.4 yards per carry as a running back while also returning kickoffs and punts. Led the Green Wave in all-purpose yards in both 1952 and 1953. An All-SEC selection in 1952, was selected to play in the 1953 Blue-Gray All-Star Game.
  • Selected in the fifth round (51st overall) of the 1954 NFL Draft by the Packers. Also served as the team's punter during his first few seasons, leading the NFL in punting yards as a rookie.
  • Missed two early seasons to serve as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force.
  • Led the Packers in receiving four times and caught 342 passes for 6,410 yards and 41 touchdowns in 11 NFL seasons.
  • Helped the Packers to six NFL championship appearances, five NFL championship wins and two Super Bowl titles.
  • His career highlight came near the end of his career in 1966 in Super Bowl I. After tallying just four receptions during the entire regular season, he was called into action due to an injury and finished with seven catches for 138 yards and two touchdowns as he was named the game's MVP. To add to the legend, the well-known partier and curfew-breaker was terribly hungover for the game and had hoped he wouldn't even be called on to play.
  • Also a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame (1984), the Tulane Athletics Hall of Fame (1999) and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
  • Born July 16, 1932 and died on Oct. 20, 2007 at the age of 75.
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