Bart Starr, the history-making quarterback who rose to stardom as a Green Bay Packer in the late sixties, has die at 85.

The Packers website reported that Mr. Starr died Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama, following a period of declining health due to a stroke.

Bryan Bartlett Starr was born in Alabama, where he attended college, playing football for the University of Alabama in the early 1950s.

The Packers chose Mr. Starr with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft, and after the arrival of Vince Lombardi in 1959, led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls.

The Starr-Lombardi years made for some of the most legendary moments in football, including the first Super Bowl for which Mr. Starr won the MVP award.

Following his active years as a player, Mr. Starr served as quarterback coach, and later head coach at Green Bay.

He won induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

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