Former championship kicker Chandler dies at age 76

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Don Chandler, a Pro Bowl kicker who played on championship teams for the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, has died at age 76, the Packers said on Friday.

"We are saddened to hear of Don's passing," Packers chief executive Mark Murphy said in a statement.

"He was a significant contributor to the Packers' championship teams of 1965, '66 and '67, and represented the organization with class," Murphy said of Chandler, who was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1975.

He made All-Pro for the 1967 season, his last in the NFL, and was selected the punter on the NFL's all-decade team for the 1960s.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; Editing by Rex Gowar)