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Jimmy Taylor (1996)

Louisiana Legends



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1996-06-20

Duration: 00:25:50

Subjects: Taylor, Jim, 1935- | Sports | Football players | LSU Tigers (Football team) | Dietzel, Paul F. | Tinsley, Gaynell, 1915-2002 | Green Bay Packers (Football team) | LOMBARDI, VINCE | Super Bowl I


  • Weill, Gus Host
  • Fowler, Ken Producer
  • Taylor, Jimmy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from June 20, 1996, features an interview with Jimmy Taylor conducted by Gus Weill. Taylor, a native of Baton Rouge, played college football at LSU and professional football with the Green Bay Packers from 1958-1966 and the New Orleans Saints in 1967. He discusses: his initial interest in athletics; his college football career at Louisiana State University; former LSU coaches Gaynell Tinsley and Paul Dietzel; the physical pain associated with football; getting drafted by the Green Bay Packers; his recruiting class and teammates; Coach Vince Lombardi; playing in Super Bowl I against the Kansas City Chiefs; his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1976; and his current participation in charity golf tournaments.