Former Alabama and Green Bay Packer QB Bart Starr passed away last weekend, and it was a sad day for football fans everywhere.
Starr led the Packers to victories in the first two Super Bowls, and won MVP honors in both games. He also had a storied Alabama career.
During his memorial service in Birmingham on Sunday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell got emotional when speaking about what Starr meant to him and to the game of football:
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell ( @nflcommish ) gets choked up talking about football legend Bart Starr today at his memorial service in Birmingham. Hear his kind words about Starr below. @WBRCnews @packers @AlabamaFTBL pic.twitter.com/rDswECD1cw
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“Bart Starr will always be the league’s true north, guiding us to the highest levels of leadership, success, resilience, and most of all, dignity,” Goodell says at the end of his speech.
Indeed, Starr made an impact on a lot of people during his time around the game of football, and he will be dearly missed.