During the 1960’s, Bart Starr was one of the biggest names in football. He was the starting quarterback for the great Green Bay Packers teams of that era and will always be held in high esteem by fans of the team. The Packers of the 1960’s won multiple championships and many players, coaches, and fans attribute a great deal of the reason why to the man running the team on the field, Bart Starr. Starr had a slow start to his career, but after head coach Vince Lombardi got the team operating the right way, he took over and never looked back.
Here are five interesting facts about Green Bay Packers legend Bart Starr:
-No one caught more of Bart Starr’s 152 career touchdown passes than the 28 caught by Packers receiver Boyd Dowler.
-The first touchdown pass Bart Starr ever threw in his career came in a 17-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in November of 1956. It was a 39 yard pass in the first quarter to Billy Howton.
-The last touchdown pass of his career was a 65 yarder to John Hilton in the fourth quarter of a 20-12 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 6, 1970.
-Only four players caught one touchdown pass from Starr and then never caught another one from him: Jack Clancy, Dave Hampton, Claudis James, and Joe Johnson.
-62 of Bart Starr’s 152 total career touchdown passes, or a little over forty percent, were thrown for 30 yards or longer.