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Bart Starr died on May 25, 2019

 Bart Starr – One of the greatest Players in the NFL

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr comes in at number 51 on NFL Films’ “The Top 100: NFL’s Greatest Players” list produced in 2010.

250px-Bart_starr_bw 2Bryan Bartlett Starr (January 9, 1934 – May 26, 2019) was a professional American football player and coach. He played quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1956 through 1971. Starr was the only quarterback in NFL history to lead a team to three consecutive league championships (19651967). Starr led his team to victories in the first two Super Bowls: I and II. As the Packers’ head coach, he was less successful, compiling a 52–76–3 (.408) record from 1975 through 1983.

Starr was named the Most Valuable Player of the first two Super Bowls and during his career earned four Pro Bowl selections. He won 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 (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). To read more go to the link below:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bart_Starr

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