Hank Gremminger

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Hank Gremminger
No. 46
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1933-09-01)September 1, 1933
Place of birth: Windthorst, Texas
Date of death: November 2, 2001(2001-11-02) (aged 68)
Place of death: Weatherford, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Weatherford (TX)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1956 / Round: 7 / Pick: 80
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 131
Interceptions: 29
Fumble recoveries: 7
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Charles Henry "Hank" Gremminger (September 1, 1933 - November 2, 2001) was an American football player, a defensive back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. He played ten seasons for the Green Bay Packers (19561965) and one for the Los Angeles Rams in 1966.[2]

Early years[edit]

Born in Windthorst, Texas, Gremminger was raised in Weatherford and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1952. He played fullback in college at Baylor University in Waco.[3]

Pro football[edit]

Gremminger was selected in the seventh round of the 1956 NFL draft by the Packers. Head coach Vince Lombardi arrived in 1959 and Gremminger was part of three NFL championship teams in 1961, 1962, and 1965.

In 1966, Gremminger was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in June but left during the first week of training camp. He was also with the expansion Atlanta Falcons before being named to the roster of the Los Angeles Rams in late October.[4]

He was named to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1976.[3]

After football[edit]

Back in Texas, Gremminger was a contractor and later worked in the banking and insurance business and was a county commissioner in Parker County.[3]


Gremminger died at age 68 of cardiac arrest in Weatherford.[3]


  1. ^ "Hall of Fame". Baylor University Athletics. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hendricks, Martin (April 15, 2008). "Gremminger starred in the shadows". The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Ex-Baylor gridder Henry Gremminger dead at 67". Baylor University Athletics. November 5, 2001. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Gremminger added to roster of Rams". Milwaukee Journal. October 28, 1966. p. 22, part 2. 

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