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NFL – 1956 To 1971 – NFL Films – The Men Who Played The Game – Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr


Bryan Bartlett “Bart” Starr (born January 9, 1934) is a former professional American football player and coach….who played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971.  Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships from 1965 thru 1967….whereas Starr and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady are tied for total NFL championships with five each….as Starr led his team to victories in  Super Bowls I and II….in which he was named the Most Valuable Player….and during his career earned four Pro Bowl selections….while winning the league MVP award in 1966. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977.  

Starr has the highest postseason passer rating with a 104.8 of any quarterback in NFL history….and a postseason record of 9–1.  His career completion percentage of 57.4 was an NFL best when he retired in 1972.  Starr also held the Packers’ franchise record for games played (196) for 32 years through the 2003 season.  Starr played college football at the University of Alabama and was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft (200th overall).  

As the Packers’ head coach….he was less successful after compiling a 52–76–3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.

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