About Curly Lambeau

Earl “Curly” Lambeau was born April 9, 1898 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Curly went on to star in football at Green Bay East High School, located just 5 blocks from the Lambeau House. He then briefly attended Notre Dame University in 1918, scoring the first touchdown ever for Notre Dame’s first year football coach, Knute Rockne.

In August, 1919 Curly and George Calhoun co-founded a football team that became the Green Bay Packers. Chosen as captain before the first practice, Lambeau played for the Packers through 1929 and coached them through 1949. He won a record six National Football League championships including a record three straight from 1929-31. Both records remain unsurpassed.

Lambeau died on June 1, 1965. Shortly thereafter, Lambeau Field, the longest continuously occupied NFL stadium, was named after him. Lambeau Field is widely regarded as the most famous venue in the NFL.

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