Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr, who guided the organization to five NFL championships, died on Sunday morning in Birmingham, Alabama.
Starr, who played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971, was 85.
Starr’s health had been in decline after suffering a mini-stroke in Madison in 2012. He suffered another stroke, a heart attack and multiple seizures in 2014, then underwent stem cell treatments in 2015 and 2016.
Starr was drafted in the 17th round in 1956, the 200th overall selection. He would end up winning the NFL championship at quarterback. He was named NFL MVP in 1966 by The Associated Press. Starr led the Packers to victory in Super Bowls I and II and was named the game’s MVP each time and was one of three quarterbacks picked on the NFL’s 1960’s All-Decade Team. [Read more…]