Legendary Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr, the field general of the great Packer dynasty of the 1960s, has passed at the age 85. Starr had been ill in recent years with complications stemming from a September, 2014 stroke. On the field, Starr’s high football IQ made him an extension of immortal Green Bay head coach Vince Lombardi. Starr was the lynchpin of a Packer dynasty that won two Super Bowls and was the most successful team in NFL history over a seven-year period.
Starr will most remembered for his quarterback sneak against the Cowboys in the 1967 Ice Bowl. Starr was a five-time NFL champion, the league MVP in 1966, and was also the MVP of the first two Super Bowls. He was 9-1 in 10 post season games. Starr returned to coach the Packers but was just was just 52-76-3 in nine seasons, making the playoffs just once. Starr played in 196 games for the Packers, second only to Brett Favre.
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