American Football

The legend of American football Bart Starr dies at 85

Former football superstar Bart Starr, who led his Green Bay Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls, has died at age 85.

The Packers gave no cause of death, but Starr had not fully recovered from two strokes and a heart attack five years earlier.

Starr arrived in Green Bay in 1956 after playing college football for the University of Alabama.

He was a solid but insignificant player until his legendary coach Vince Lombardi took the Packers in 1959.

The name Starr became synonymous with the grandeur of football in the 1960s.

Starr and Lombardi led Green Bay to five NFL championships, including wins at Super Bowls I and II.

The 1967 Super Bowl will forever be known as the Ice Bowl, with wind gusts of up to 56 ° C at any one time.

Despite the miserable conditions and a few minutes back, Starr completed five consecutive passes and led the ball himself into the end zone to then beat the Dallas Cowboys 21-17.

Starr retired after retiring in 1971 and then coached the Packers. He was inducted into the Professional Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Starr co-founded a ranch for troubled boys and the annual Bart Starr NFL Prize is awarded to the player who shows exceptional charity traits.


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