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Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers Quarterback And 'Ice Bowl' Hero, Dies At 85


Added 05-26-19 04:06:02pm EST - “Starr, a hall-of-famer, was the first quarterback in history to win five NFL championships. He died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers Quarterback And 'Ice Bowl' Hero, Dies At 85”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Brett Favre, right, stands with Bart Starr at a 2015 Green Bay Packers game. Starr, who died Sunday, had suffered with his health since a 2014 stroke. Mike Roemer/AP hide caption

Brett Favre, right, stands with Bart Starr at a 2015 Green Bay Packers game. Starr, who died Sunday, had suffered with his health since a 2014 stroke.

Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr died Sunday in Birmingham, Ala. He was 85 years old.

Starr, who played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971, was the first quarterback in history to win five NFL championships. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

In a statement on the team website, Green Bay Packers historian Cliff Christl wrote that Starr was "maybe the most popular player in Packers history."

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