GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's been 46 years since Jim Taylor last stepped on the field in a Green Bay Packers uniform. Though the legendary and bruising fullback is far removed from plowing over oncoming defenders on game days, the 77-year-old is still running strong.
He was participating in full marathons in his 50s and golfing in charity events almost nonstop. Taylor was engaged in the type of healthy, active lifestyle that matches what some current professional athletes a third of his age are doing in their offseasons.
It comes as little surprise to anyone familiar with his football career that Taylor isn't the type to voluntarily slow down. A stroke in 2004, however, forced him to take a step back.
He traveled to Cleveland on three occasions in an effort to correct the rhythm of his heartbeat, and it took nearly six years for him to fully recover, but he is happy to report it's no longer an issue.
"I'm now completely recovered from that," Taylor said in a phone interview this week...