According to news sources, John Stanley Brockington, a former All-Pro fullback, died at the age of 74. He was born and grew up in in Brooklyn in New York City on September 7, 1948. After being drafted by Ohio State University, he came to prominence as the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1971.
Brockington died Friday in San Diego, according to the Packers. In a release, the Team stated
“The Packers family was saddened to hear about the passing of John,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “One of the great runners of his era, John was an exciting player to watch with his powerful running style. Fans enthusiastically welcomed John back to Lambeau Field over the years, fondly remembering the 1972 division championship as well as the bright spots he provided in the less-successful seasons.
“I enjoyed getting to know John during his return visits to Green Bay and greatly respected his work in support of organ donation through the John Brockington Foundation. He leaves a wonderful legacy.
“We extend our condolences to his wife, Diane, and his family and friends.”
John Brockington wife: Who is Diane Scott
Diane Scott is said to have been John Brockington’s wife. Diane Scott donated a kidney to late Packers legend John Brockington, resulting in the creation of the John Brockington Foundation. The John Brockington Foundation was established to assist people affected by kidney illness by providing free screenings and educational awareness.