LSU and National Football League legend Jim Taylor passed away Saturday at the age of 83.
Taylor was one of the more well-known players from the era of the 1950s who didn’t play on the 1958 national championship team. Taylor played at LSU from 1956-1957 and after being drafted by the Green Bay Packers, went on to play the 1958-1966 seasons there before leaving the team for the expansion New Orleans Saints for the 1967 season.
“Jimmy was the ultimate LSU guy,” said LSU Vice-Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. “He bled purple and gold as well as Green Bay green and gold. He was always around, so passionate about LSU and such a great person. Obviously, he was a great football player, but he was a really great person, too, and he added so much to our community and to our University. He’ll definitely be very much missed.”