Drafted: Bart Starr was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL Draft.
Position Played: Quarterback
Played For: Green Bay Packers
Alma Mater: Alabama
Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame: 1977
Uniform Number: 15
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."
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
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)