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Bart Starr was known as a professional American football player and coach. He is most famous for being the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three straight titles when he played for the Green Bay Packers.

Fame

Background

Bart Starr was born as Bryan Bartlett Starr on January 9, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama. Starr was the quarterback for the University of Alabama from 1952 to 1955. He ended up finishing 8 of 12 pass attempts in the 1953 Orange Bowl triumph over Syracuse and leading the group to an unfortunate defeat in the 1954 Cotton Bowl.

Career

He was drafted in the seventeenth round by the Packers in 1956 and played with them through the 1971 season. He turned into the group's starting quarterback in 1959, the first season legendary coach Vince Lombardi trained the Packers. An extraordinary pioneer and field strategist, Starr was particularly viable in postseason games.

In six NFL title matchups, he finished 84 of 145 passes for 1,090 yards, with just a single interception. His performance in his two Super Bowl games was exceptional, and he was named Most Valuable Player in two. He broke many records in his long and decorated career.

Personal Life

Family

When Brett and Cherry Starr started their love, they were both 20 years of age. It was 1954 when they fell in love. He was certifiably not a popular quarterback at that point, He was so poor he requested that he obtained a companion's vehicle to marry Cherry in a quick shotgun wedding.

They were high school sweethearts who went to Montgomery's Sidney Lanier High School. She was born as Cherry Louise Morton. They praised their 65th wedding anniversary in May 2019.

The Packers extraordinary legend passed on May 26, 2019, the Packers confirmed his death in an announcement posted on the web. The reason for his death was he had been falling flat with his health since 2014 when he endured a stroke. He was 85-years of age at the time of his passing.

In an official family statement released by the Green Bay Packers, Starr’s family wrote about Bart's passing “We are saddened to note the passing of our husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Bart Starr. He battled with courage and determination to transcend the serious stroke he suffered in September 2014, but his most recent illness was too much to overcome.” Green Bay Packers from all over the world went online to send their support.

Date Modified: Aug 6, 2019

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