On September 3, 1970, Vince Lombardi passed away. While he spent almost his entire career as a head coach with the Green Bay Packers, he was the head coach of Washington when he passed.
50 years ago today, Vince Lombardi died of colon cancer at age 57. Seven days after his death, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle renamed the Super Bowl trophy in Lombardi’s name. pic.twitter.com/IXDLCwnneE— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) September 3, 2020
At the age of 57, Lombardi had been a head coach in the NFL for just ten seasons.