Packers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr passes away

Packers legend and Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr passes away

Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr (15) barks signals throughout Super Bowl I, a 35-10 triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs on January 15, 1970, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by James Flores/Getty Images)

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback, Pro Football Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bowl MVP Bart Starr has actually passed away.

There have actually been more than a handful of dynasties throughout the history of the National Football League. The existing run by the New England Patriots has actually lasted almost 20 years. There were the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970 s and the Dallas Cowboys of the early 1990 s. The San Francisco 49 ers were a Super Bowl competitor from the early 1980 s to the late 1990 s, recording 5 titles. There have actually been other terrific runs by other storied franchises.

And there were the Green Bay Packers of the 1960 s, coached by the famous Vince Lombardi and led in part by effective quarterback BartStarr On Sunday early morning, the Pro Football Hall of Fame field leader and five-time NFL champ passed away at the age of 85.

The previous University of Alabama gamer was a 17 th-round draft option (200 th total) by the Packers in1956 He played 16 seasons for the franchise, making Pro Bowl honors 4 times and All-Pro honors when. More considerably, he was the leader of the effective run-oriented Green Bay offense that would match the Packers’ defense. Driven by Lombardi, Green Bay would win NFL titles in 1961 and 1962 and caught three-straight league champions from 1965-1967, the last 2 in the kind of success in Super Bowls I and II.

Starr was called the MVP of those wins over the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, respectively. Obviously, there were lots of other noteworthy minutes too, including his storied one-yard plunge into completion zone with 13 seconds to play in the 4th quarter of the 1967 NFL title video game to assist top off a 21-17 triumph over the Dallas Cowboys in the “Ice Bowl.”

Bart Starr exemplified a franchise and a neighborhood that would quickly be referred to as “Titletown.” No group in NFL record has actually won more champions than the Green Bay Packers (13) and the Hall of Fame quarterback had a substantial hand in 5 of them.

We extend our acknowledgements to Starr’s pals, family and friends.

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