On Sunday morning, the Green Bay Packers announced that legendary QB Bart Starr had passed away.
Starr was 85 years old and died in Birmingham, where the Alabama legend lived. Starr won the first two Super Bowls (and Super Bowl MVP awards) as a member of the Packers and is a Hall of Fame quarterback.
After news of his passing was announced, current Alabama coach Nick Saban offered his thoughts and prayers to the Starr family (via a release from the school):
“Bart Starr was a true Alabama legend,” Saban said. “He was a fierce competitor on the field, an outstanding coach and an even better person. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cherry and the entire Starr family.”
AD Greg Byrne also praised Starr for his accomplishments on and off the field:
“Bart was a legend on and off the field,” Byrne said. “He represented The University of Alabama and everything in his life as a true champion. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Starr family.”
Starr played for Alabama from 1952 to 1955.