Herb Adderley

Football Player

Herb Adderley was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States on June 8th, 1939 and is the Football Player. At the age of 81, Herb Adderley biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Herbert A. Adderley
Date of Birth
June 8, 1939
United States
Place of Birth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Date
Oct 30, 2020 (age 81)
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American Football Player
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Rene White, Charles Adderley
Herb Adderley Life

Herbert Anthony Adderley (born June 8, 1939) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL), and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Adderley played college football at Michigan State University and was an All-Big Ten offensive star as a halfback.

He is the only player to appear in four of the first six Super Bowls.

Early life

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Adderley's parents were Charles and Reva (White) Adderley. He graduated from Northeast High School in 1957, where he starred in football, basketball, and baseball, and won All-City Honors in all three.


Herb Adderley Career

College career

Adderley played football for Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, under head coach Duffy Daugherty, mainly as a halfback. In 1959 and 1960, he led the Spartans in rushing yards as a junior, as well as pass receptions. Adderley, as a senior, was the team's co-captain, participated in the All-Big Ten Conference, the Coaches' All-American Game, and the College All-Star games. In 1970, he was selected for the All-Michigan State University team.

He is also one of the founding members of the Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity at Michigan State University, as well as Ernie Green of the "Little Rock Nine," which was on campus in 1961.

Professional career

In the first round of the 1961 NFL draft, Adderley was chosen by the Green Bay Packers for his 12th overall pick. He began his offensive career as a halfback, but was later switched to defense because the Packers already had potential Hall of Fame runners in Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor. On Thanksgiving, Adderley was the first to return from a knee injury substituted teammate Hank Gremminger against Detroit. And made an interception that set up the game-winning touchdown.

In 1962, the move became permanent, and Adderley went on to become an all-NFL pick five times. Vince Lombardi, the Packers' coach, said, "I was too stubborn to move him to defense until I had to." Now, when I think about what Adderley does for our defense, it makes me tremble to think of how I might have mistakenly handled him."

In his nine seasons with the Packers, Adderley had 39 interceptions. He set the Green Bay interceptions returned for touchdowns in a career (seven, tied with Darren Sharper, broken by Charles Woodson), and holds the record for interceptions returned for touchdowns in a season (three, 1965).

Adderley played for the Packers from 1961-1969, and later spent three seasons (1970–1972) with the Dallas Cowboys. In the first two Super Bowls, he earned rings for five NFL championships and victories. Adderley was a factor in the Super Bowl II victory over the Oakland Raiders, intercepting a pass by Raiders quarterback Daryle Lamonica in the fourth quarter and returning it 60 yards for a touchdown to put the game away. It was the first Super Bowl touchdown scored on an intercepted pass.

By the time of the latter's second and penultimate year as Packers head coach, Adderley had strained relations with Phil Bengtson. In 1969, he accused Bengtson of failing to keep him off the Pro Bowl team and requesting that he be traded. Malcolm Walker and Clarence Williams were moved from the Packers to the Dallas Cowboys on September 1, 1970, following a holdout and two weeks before the regular season. He was a key cog in the Cowboys' "Doomsday Defense" as a leader in a Super Bowl appearance in V and a victory in VI.

Adderley adored Packer head coach Vince Lombardi, but not Cowboys quarterback Tom Landry. Adderley was traded to the Los Angeles Rams in the summer of 1973, while still bebed during the 1972 season. After a dozen years in the league, he decided not to report and retired on August 7.

Adderley is one of just four players in pro football history to play on six world championship teams alongside Tom Brady, two Packer teammates, offensive linemen Fuzzy Thurston (Colts), and Forrest Gregg (Cowboys). However, Adderley is quoted as saying, "I'm the only one with a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring who doesn't wear it" in a recent version of Instant Replay, a Packer teammate Jerry Kramer's memoir, "I'm the only one with a Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl ring who doesn't wear it." I'm a Green Bay Packer."

Adderley made 48 interceptions, totaling 1,046 yards and seven touchdowns in his 12 seasons, at an average of 21.8 yards per return. He also recovered 14 fumbles (returning them for 65 yards) and returned 120 kickoffs for 3,080 yards and two scores.


Nasir Adderley, the Los Angeles Chargers' safety, has been fired at the age of 25 years old

www.dailymail.co.uk, March 16, 2023
After his four-year, $4.7 million rookie contract with the Chargers came to an end this offseason, Adderley was supposed to try free agency. The safety is a third cousin of Herb Adderley, a Hall of Famer. 'I have decided that it's time for me to step away from football,' Adderley wrote on his Instagram account on Thursday.' I've denied this realization over the past two years, but for the first time, I'm going to put myself first.' My wellbeing is above average, and everyone around me knows that Truly over-standing my position has given me the satisfaction of knowing that I don't identify as an employee anymore. My aim is to spend more time with my loved ones, company ownership, and searching for true freedom.'