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AHSAA Mourns Death of Pro Football Legend Bart Starr

    MONTGOMERY – The AHSAA is saddened to learn of the death of  Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Bart Starr, 85, who died on Sunday morning in Birmingham, following a recent illness.
    Starr, who prepped at Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, was the first athlete and third person overall from Alabama to be inducted into the National Hall School Hall of Fame (Class of 1989).
    “We offer our heart-felt condolences to Mr. Starr’s family,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “Not only was he a legend to student-athletes and coaches alike in the AHSAA and the nation, he was an outstanding leader on and off the field and a person of great character that set an example for all of use to aspire to.”
     Starr, who participated in the AHSAA 1952 North-South All-Star Game after a stellar prep career at Sidney Lanier, was named MVP of the South team in the 7-7 tie. He went on to the University of Alabama before embarking on a career in the NFL playing for the Packers from 1956 to 1971. He later served as head coach at Green Bay from 1975-1983.
    He was the first quarterback in NFL history to win five NFL championships, and is still the only QB to lead his team to three consecutive titles. Starr was also named the MVP of the Super Bowl I.
     He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977 and is a member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
    Funeral arrangements were not available.




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