Bart Starr to attend Sunday Packers-Saints game, report says
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Packers legend Bart Starr plans to attend the Sunday Packers’ game against the New Orleans Saints at Lambeau Field, according to a news report.
Starr, 83, hasn’t been to a game since 2015, the Green Bay Press Gazette reported Thursday.
Starr has been recovering from a series of strokes he suffered in 2014, and he wasn’t well enough to attend any games last season, but his health has improved, family members told the newspaper.
The Packers Hall of Fame on Sunday night will honor the 50th anniversary of the 1967 championship team , when Starr was quarterback and was chosen as the MVP of Super Bowl I. According to Starr’s website , he named MVP two other times; in 1966 and as MVP of Super Bowl II in 1968. After Starr retired from playing, he took on the role of head coach from 1975-1983.
Starr’s family said he couldn’t commit to attending the anniversary event after the game. Multiple other members of the 1967 Packers squad will share stories at the sold-out event in the Lambeau FIeld Atrium, according to a news release.
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