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Bart Starr

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Born:

Jan. 9, 1934, - Montgomery, Ala.

Drafted: Bart Starr was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft.

Years Played:

1956-71

Position Played: Quarterback

Played For: Green Bay Packers

Alma Mater: Alabama

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1977

Uniform Number: 15

Best Season:


Bart Starr's best season probably came in 1966, his MVP-winning season, in which he passed for 2,257 yards and 14 touchdowns, while throwing just three interceptions.

Bart Starr Quote:


"I don't think it makes sense to strive for perfection. Perfection is not attainable. I believe totally in striving for excellence, and I think there is a great deal of difference between the two. Although we strive for excellence, we set sensible goals because one of the most frustrating things in the world is to set our goals so high that we have no chance of reaching them."

Notables:


The Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award was created to honor the NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

NFL Career Totals:


• Passing - 1,808 Completions on 3,149 Attempts for 24,718 Yards and 152 Touchdowns
• Rushing - 247 Carries for 1,308 Yards and 15 Touchdowns

NFL Highlights:


• Named NFL MVP (1966)
• Won Six Western Division Titles
• Won Five NFL Championships
• Won Two Super Bowl Victories (I,II)
• Named MVP of Super Bowls I and II
• Led the NFL in passing in 1962, 1964 and 1966
• Named to the Pro Bowl Four Times
• Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers (1975-83)
• Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1977)
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