BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr has died, his family confirmed in a statement. He was 85.
The Packers announced that the athlete died Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama, and had been in failing heath in recent years.
His family issued the following statement:
Starr was notable for being the first quarterback ever to win five NFL championships. He played for the Packers from 1956 to 1971, after being drafted by the Packers out of the University of Alabama.
The Associated Press reported that his winning score with 16 seconds left in a New Year's Eve game against the Dallas Cowboys in 1967 made him a legend in Green Bay and the league. Starr was head coach of the Packers in the 70s and 80s.
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