Hundreds gather to remember former Packers guard "Fuzzy" Thurston

GREEN BAY (WITI) — Hundreds gathered at Lambeau Field on Friday, December 19th to remember former Packers guard Fred "Fuzzy" Thurston, a member of the great Green Bay teams of the 1960s. He died earlier this week at the age of 80. Thursday had been dealing with health issues for the past few years.

A visitation at Lambeau Field began late Friday morning -- and was followed by a ceremony to celebrate Thurston’s life.

Born Fred Thurston, he was best known for his blocking on the Packers' famed power sweep. He helped Green Bay win five NFL championships. He also won a title with Baltimore in 1958.

Despite weighing less than 250 pounds, Thurston was a powerful force for the Packers, playing in 112 games. He retired in 1967 and was inducted into the team's Hall of Fame in 1975.