( Cincinnati ) - The Bengals are mourning the loss of former coach Forrest Gregg. Team owner Mike Brown has released a statement:
Gregg played for the Green Bay Packers in the 1950s and 60s, ending his career as a player in 1971 with the Dallas Cowboys. He was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
Gregg coached the Bengals from 1980 to 1983, putting him at the helm of the team during the AFC Championship against the San Diego Chargers in 1982 in a match that would be known as the Freezer Bowl. That win led to Super Bowl XXIII where the Bengals lost to the San Francisco 49ers 26-21.
Gregg was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2011. From there, he became the public face of "Parkinson's More than Motion," a community where people can connect and share stories.
Forrest Gregg was 85-years-old.