Remembering Bart Starr at Samford University

Remembering Bart Starr

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Hundreds gather to celebrate the life of football legend Bart Starr.

From NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, to former teammates, hundreds of close friends and family gathered to celebrate the life of football legend Bart Starr Sunday afternoon at the Wright Center at Samford University.

The Green Bay Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft. He led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and won the first two Super Bowls.

“Bart Starr brought football to America’s homes. One thing I will always remember is him sending handwritten letters to the league every September to wish the league luck,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Starr passed away at the age of 85 and is survived by his wife Cherry and son Bart Starr, Jr.

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