Green Bay Packers Legend Bart Starr has Passed Away

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Bryan Bartlett Starr will be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks and football players to ever set foot on an NFL field. He is survived by his wife, Cherry, and his son, Bart, Jr. He was 85 years old.

Starr led the Packers to championships in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. Playing all 16 seasons with the Packers, he finished with 24,718 passing yards and 152 Touchdowns. His most famous play came on the 1-yard line in the historical “Ice Bowl” game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1967. He ran a QB sneak for the game-winning touchdown, securing his 5th NFL championship.

Starr also coached the Packers after his retirement from playing. Number 15 was retired by the Packers in 1973 and he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977. One of his last public appearances was at Lambeau Field for the retiring of Brett Favre’s number four jersey.

This article is comprised of information from the Associated Press. Media in this article is courtesy of ESPN. For more high school, college and pro sports- like our page on Facebook.

 

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