Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr
Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr

Bart Starr passes away at 85

ANI | Updated: May 26, 2019 22:52 IST

Wisconsin [USA], May 26 (ANI): Bart Starr, famously known as the first quarterback in history to win five National Football League championships, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85.
Starr passed away in Birmingham after a prolonged illness. His health began deteriorating after he suffered a serious stroke in 2014.
He represented Green Bay Packers from 1956-1971 as a quarterback and led his side to victories in the first two Super Bowls.
"The Packers Family was saddened today to learn of the passing of Bart Starr. A champion on and off the field, Bart epitomized class and was beloved by generations of Packers fans," Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy said in an official statement released by Green Bay Packers.
"A clutch player who led his team to five NFL titles, Bart could still fill Lambeau Field with electricity decades later during his many visits. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cherry and the entire Starr family," he added.
Starr was named as the most valuable player (MVP) of the first two Super Bowls and during his career, he earned four Pro Bowl selections. However, as the Packers' head coach, he was less successful, having a mediocre record from 1975 through 1983.
As a player, Starr will be remembered for being the only quarterback ever to lead his team to five NFL titles in a decade. (ANI)