Legendary Packers photographer passes away

 

Hall-of-Fame coach Vince Lombardi is carried off the field after leading the Green Bay Packers to a 33-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Super Bowl II. (Vernon Biever/NFL)

 

Not all football fans have heard of Vernon Biever, but there’s a good chance they’ve seen his iconic photos. A legendary NFL photographer who had been associated with the Green Bay Packers since 1941, Biever died Wednesday at the age of 87.

Biever was a fixture at Lambeau Field for decades, and his work chronicling the Vince Lombardi Packers of the 1960s yielded some of the NFL’s most iconic images. Biever was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2002. His son, John Biever, is an accomplished photographer for Sports Illustrated.

Check out this Vernon Biever photo gallery on Packers.com.

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