Bryan Bartlett Starr will be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks and football players to ever lace up the cleats and don a helmet. He is survived by his wife, Cherry, and his son, Bart, Jr. He was 85 years old.
Starr led the Packers to what is now considered a dynasty in the 1960’s, winning championships in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. His five championships are the most among any starting quarterback in history.
Playing all 16 seasons with the Packers, he finished with 24,718 passing yards and 152 Touchdowns. His most famous play came on the 1-yard line in the historical “Ice Bowl” game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1967. He ran a QB sneak for the game-winning touchdown, securing his 5th NFL championship.
Starr also coached the Packers after his retirement from playing. Coaching for 9 years he did not find the same success he did as a player, going 52-76-3.
Number 15 was retired by the Packers in 1973 and he was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977. One of his last public appearances was at Lambeau Field for the retiring of Brett Favre’s number 4 jersey.
The Packers, and the world, truly lost a legend today.