Best of the Packers: Top 10 tight ends since 1960

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10. Marv Fleming (1963-69)

The Green Bay Packers won a low-round duel for Utah wide receiver Marv Fleming from the Denver Broncos of the American Football League, signing him as an 11th-round draft pick in 1963. The Broncos had taken Fleming in the ninth round of that year’s AFL Draft.

Coach Vince Lombardi had different plans for Fleming, a rangy, 6-foot-4 athlete, moving him to tight end.

He moved to split end in 1966, putting up his best career numbers with 31 receptions for 361 yards and two touchdowns, but primarily played tight end in his seven seasons with the Packers.

He had 109 receptions for 1,300 yards and 12 touchdowns for Green Bay and was part of championship teams in 1965, 1966 and 1967.

In May 1970, Fleming signed a contract with the Miami Dolphins, with the Packers receiving wide receiver Jack Clancy as compensation.

Fleming spent five years in Miami, earning two more Super Bowl rings, before he was traded to the Washington Redskins for running back Charlie Harraway in July 1975. Fleming was cut by the Redskins before the start of the 1975 season and retired.

He was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 2010.

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