Legendary Green Bay Packer: Bart Starr, Passes

FILE – In this Jan. 26, 1967, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr is shown. Starr, the Green Bay Packers quarterback and catalyst of Vince Lombardi’s powerhouse teams of the 1960s, has died. He was 85. The Packers announced Sunday, May 26, 2019, that Starr had died, citing his family. He had been in failing health since suffering a serious stroke in 2014. (AP Photo/File)

Starr was the quarterback of the Packers from 1956 to 1971, winning a total of five titles, including the first two Super Bowls in 1967 and 1968. He earned MVP honors in both of those games as well. He won league MVP in 1966 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977. 

Under the guidance of legendary coach Vince Lombardi, Starr helped create a football dynasty in northern Wisconsin. The Packers remain the only NFL franchise to win three straight league championships since postseason play began 85 years ago.

He initially began his NFL career as a backup. It took Starr four years before he notched his first victory as a starter, but once he took control the results spoke for themselves. He led the team to NFL championships in 1961, 1962, 1965 and Super Bowl titles in 1966 and 1967. Together with Lombardi, Starr compiled a record of 73-21-4 in regular season games and a sterling 9-1 postseason record, according to the Packers.

Starr finished his 16-season career with 24,718 passing yards, 152 touchdown passes and 15 rushing touchdowns in 196 games played. He also served as head coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1975 to 1983. 

Bryce Busbani is a lifelong fan of the Green and Gold. Born and raised in Escanaba, MI. Loves to hunt whitetailed bucks and has a wonderful wife and daughter. You can find him on Twitter @PackersDude906
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