Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr passed away Sunday at the age of 85.
Starr’s death was announced by the Packers organization on Twitter Sunday morning.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) May 26, 2019
— NFL (@NFL) May 26, 2019
BREAKING: NFL legend Bart Starr has died at the age of 85. The former star quarterback won two Super Bowls and five NFL championships with the Green Bay Packers.
He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/EfDUlEt8zi
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) May 26, 2019
A Montgomery, Alabama native, Starr played his college football at the University of Alabama from 1952-1955, shortly before the arrival of legendary head coach Bear Bryant. (RELATED: NFL Legend Bart Starr Still Suffers From Injuries Sustained During Brutal College Beating)
After his career with the Crimson Tide, Starr was drafted in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft by Green Bay. Starr went on to significantly overachieve relative to his draft position, winning five championships under legendary head coach Vince Lombardi. Those championships included the first two Super Bowls, where Starr won the game’s MVP both times.
Starr’s five championships were the most ever for any NFL quarterback until this February, when New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady took home his sixth ring.
Starr was inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1977, and is arguably the greatest quarterback of his era.
May he rest in peace.