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Former Packers safety Willie Wood dies at age 83

Willie Wood, former Packers safety and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died today at the age of 83, the team announced.

Wood was the starting safety for all five of Vince Lombardi's championship team in the 1960's.

He played for the Packers from 1960 to 1971 and ranks second in team history with 48 career interceptions. Only Bobby Dillon, recently selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of its centennial class, had more with 52.

Wood died Monday in an assisted living facility in Washington D.C. He's survived by two sons and a daughter. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Brad Hanson

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