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NFL – 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. He wore #15 and he was the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 through 1971.  Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to five league championships (1961–62, 1965–67)….as well as Super Bowls I and II.  Starr was named the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls….and earned four Pro Bowl selections. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. He won the league MVP award in 1966. Starr has the highest playoff passer rating (104.80) of any quarterback in NFL history….and a playoff record of 9–1.  His career completion percentage of 57.4 was an NFL best when he retired in 1972.as 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, compiling a 52–76–3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.

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