Bart Starr, the Hall of Famer who led the Green Bay Packers to victory in the first two Super Bowls, died Sunday in Birmingham, Alabama. His health had been failing since a stroke in 2014. He was 85.
Starr, the only quarterback in history to lead his team to five NFL titles in a decade, was a hero of the Ice Bowl, the legendary 1967 championship game between the Packers and Cowboys. Green Bay won the game and played with a wind chill of -36 degrees.
“While he may always be best known for his success as the Packers quarterback for 16 years, his true legacy will always be the respectful manner in which he treated every person he met, his humble demeanor, and his generous spirit,” Starr’s family said in a statement released by the Packers.