I learned of his Lake Highlands ties while reading the book The Breakthrough Forrest Gregg Thanks for the memories shirt, The Story of the 1971 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys. On page 132, it says that after Gregg retired after winning 5 NFL Championships with the Green Bay Packers, he stayed in shape by running at the Lake Highlands High School track. Tom Landry offered Gregg the opportunity to play again with the Cowboys, and Gregg won his sixth NFL Championship with Dallas.
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He remains tied with Tom Brady and Fuzzy Thurston as players winning the most NFL Championships with Forrest Gregg Thanks for the memories shirt. I assumed he lived in the Lake Highlands area given the statement in the book, and the fact that many Cowboy players lived in Lake Highlands at that time, but I don’t know 100% for sure. © 2019 Nowbestshirt.com All Rights Reserved. Vince Lombardi called Gregg the best player he ever coached.
He was SMU’s first coach after their program was suspended in the 1980s. He’s a native East Texan, and played for SMU in the 1950s, and coached the Bengals to the Super Bowl, so an alumnus with his stature was the perfect choice to start up the SMU program again. Unfortunately, the player talent wasn’t there. The talent wasn’t there but the heart sure was. They won their second game back from the death penalty when experts were predicting it would take years for them to win one. They went on to win another game that year, despite nearly giving up 100 points to Houston and having to play at No. 1 Notre Dame.