Listen: Bart Starr, QB who led Packers to greatness, dies at 85
"Green Bay Packers fans in the Saint Louis area in throughout the world, mourning the loss of Bart Starr America in the morning. Correspondent Jan Johnson. Looks back on the life and accomplishments of the legendary quarterback until Brett farve came along Bart. Starr was known as the best player the Green Bay Packers ever seen when his number fifteen jersey was retired in nineteen seventy three. He was just the third player to be so honored for years later, he was inducted into the pro football hall of fame in the sixties when the Packers were pretty much on stoppable Bart Starr was the one who helped coach, Vince Lombardi achieve equally legendary status, always remember our first meeting with him was dynamite, and I called my wife Terry. And I said, Honey, we're going to begin to win. That's all I said to her. Honey? We're going to again to win he wants credited. Lombardi was showing him that by working hard and using his mind he could overcome any weakness and become one of the best in twenty fourteen just before he was sidelined by strokes and heart failure star told inside the huddle Lombardi had a gift you could sense, an outstanding teacher and builder that he was. And that's exactly what we were. He just brought us right up quickly. But it might never been except for another coach who helped the future MVP for two Super Bowls break. Into the NFL. How is injured my final two years of college. So I didn't have much resume. And if it hadn't been for the basketball coach at the university of Alabama where I went to school, who knew the director of player personnel here. I would never have been taken about a Packers wasn't until seventeenth round Packers president, Mark Murphy says star was a champion on and off the field. Someone who appeared them is class and was beloved by generations. He was a clutch player who led his team to five NFL titles capable of filling lambofield field with electricity when he visit for many decades after he left the gridiron. But stars family says his true legacy was his generous spirit and his love for all of humanity."