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  • Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM CDT Tailgate Tour (Sheboygan)

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the 10th anniversary ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 14-18. This year’s tour includes three stops in western Wisconsin, in addition to stops in southern and eastern Wisconsin, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Andrew Quarless, Micah Hyde and Casey Hayward, and Packers alumni Gilbert Brown, Antonio Freeman and Bill Schroeder. The tour will also feature special alumni in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Tailgate Tour, Dave Robinson and Jerry Kramer.

  • Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM CDT LeRoy Butler appearance

    Mills Fleet Farm Spring Sports Show

  • Sat., Apr. 18, 2015 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM CDT Adams, Gizzi appearance Packers Aaron Adams and Chris Gizzi are scheduled to appear at the 6th Annual Rock for Vets at Memorial Hall Racine Civic Centre (located at 72 7th street, Racine, WI 53403) on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from 6:45-8:30 p.m.
  • Wed., Apr. 22, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT Packers Job Fair

    The Green Bay Packers are seeking part-time/seasonal employees to assist with Packers home games/events and provide legendary customer service to all guests at Lambeau Field. 

    Qualifications include strong verbal communication and conversation skills, trouble-shooting skills, ability to stay focused on job responsibilities and ability to stand entire shift. Individuals must be available for all home games, Family Night, any potential home playoff games, and other Lambeau Field events as needed.

    Hall of Fame Job Fair:
    Tuesday, April 21 from 3-6pm
    Part-Time/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Hall of Fame Customer Service Representatives
    • Stadium Tour Guides


    Game Day Job Fair:

    Wednesday, April 22 from 2-5pm or Thursday, April 23 from 3-6pm
    Gameday/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Security Event Staff
    • Guest Services – Greeters, Ushers, Attendants, Wheelchair Runners

     
    The job fairs will be held in the Terrace Suites; fifth floor of the Shopko Gate/South End.  On-site interviews conducted. Must enter through the Shopko Gate on the south side of the stadium (parking off of Ridge Road and Valley View Road).

    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

    *Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old*

  • Thu., Apr. 23, 2015 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CDT Packers Job Fair

    The Green Bay Packers are seeking part-time/seasonal employees to assist with Packers home games/events and provide legendary customer service to all guests at Lambeau Field. 

    Qualifications include strong verbal communication and conversation skills, trouble-shooting skills, ability to stay focused on job responsibilities and ability to stand entire shift. Individuals must be available for all home games, Family Night, any potential home playoff games, and other Lambeau Field events as needed.

    Hall of Fame Job Fair:
    Tuesday, April 21 from 3-6pm
    Part-Time/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Hall of Fame Customer Service Representatives
    • Stadium Tour Guides


    Game Day Job Fair:

    Wednesday, April 22 from 2-5pm or Thursday, April 23 from 3-6pm
    Gameday/Seasonal Positions Available:

    • Security Event Staff
    • Guest Services – Greeters, Ushers, Attendants, Wheelchair Runners

     
    The job fairs will be held in the Terrace Suites; fifth floor of the Shopko Gate/South End.  On-site interviews conducted. Must enter through the Shopko Gate on the south side of the stadium (parking off of Ridge Road and Valley View Road).

    If unable to attend, please pick up an application from the Guest Services desk inside the Lambeau Field Atrium or review the employment information below.    

    *Applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old*

  • Sat., May. 02, 2015 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM CDT Packers' 2015 NFL Draft Party Evolution is located at 233 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee, Wis. Event parking is available in the parking structure next door (225 E. Chicago St.), where full day parking passes will be $10.

History

Bart Starr - Class of 1977
Quarterback (1956-71)
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Greatness wasn't necessarily expected when the Green Bay Packers drafted quarterback Bart Starr in the 17th round in 1956. But greatness is what the Packers got.

Standing 6-foot-1 and weighing 197 pounds, Starr wasn't a physically intimidating quarterback, and in the early part of his career he was hardly dominant. In his first five seasons, Starr's interceptions (41) were almost double his touchdowns (23).

But Vince Lombardi's 1959 arrival in Green Bay sparked Starr's dramatic evolution. From studying game tapes of Starr's first three seasons, Lombardi saw potential in the University of Alabama alumnus' mechanics. He also loved Starr's ability to manage a game.

And with Starr at quarterback the Packers went on to win six division crowns, five NFL championships and two Super Bowls.

From 1960-67, the Packers were 62-24-4 under Starr. The only playoff game Starr ever lost with the Packers was his first, the 1960 NFL Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles. After that, Starr was a perfect 9-0 in postseason play.

Starr was the MVP in Super Bowls I and II, throwing for a combined 452 yards and three touchdowns against the Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders, respectively.

Ironically, the play Starr might be most famous for was a run.

In the 1967 NFL Championship game, better known as the 'Ice Bowl,' the Packers trailed the Dallas Cowboys 17-14 late in the fourth quarter. The Packers got the ball to the Dallas 1-yard line with less than a minute left, but the icy field conditions made it difficult to execute quick-hitting running plays.

During the Packers' final timeout, Starr suggested to Lombardi that he should just sneak the ball into the end zone instead of handing it off. Lombardi agreed and Starr called '35 wedge,' a running play designed to Chuck Mercein.

None of Starr's teammates expected him to keep the ball, but with 13 seconds left he pushed his way into the end zone for the winning touchdown in what remains arguably the most famous game in football history, played at Lambeau Field amidst a wind chill of 45-below.

Starr was voted to four Pro Bowls during his career (1960-62, 66) and won the league MVP award in 1966.

Starr's '62 campaign included a career-high 2,438 yards passing and marked the first of four seasons in which he led the league in passing percentage (62.5). The second was in 1966, when he completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 2,257 yards and 14 touchdowns with only 3 interceptions.

Other seasons leading the league in passing percentage came in 1968 (63.7) and 1969 (62.2), and at the time of his retirement following the 1971 season, Starr's career completion percentage of 57.4 was an NFL best.

Starr also held the Packers' franchise record for games-played (196) for 32 years, through the 2003 season.

Immediately after his playing career ended, Starr became the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1972.

In 1973, the Packers retired Starr's number 15, making him just the third player in team history to receive that honor.

In 1975, Starr became the eighth head coach in franchise history, replacing Dan Devine. Starr's tenure as head coach ended after the 1983 season (53-77-3, .410, including postseason).

Bryan Bartlett Starr was born January 9, 1934, in Montgomery, Ala.

Starr's Career Stats courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau:

Passing
YearGAttComp%YdsYPATDINTRating
1956 (GB)9442454.53257.392365.1
1957 (GB)1221511754.51,4896.9381069.3
1958 (GB)121577849.78755.5731241.2
1959 (GB)121347052.29727.256769.0
1960 (GB)121729857.01,3587.904870.8
1961 (GB)1429517258.32,4188.20161680.3
1962 (GB)1428517862.52,4838.5512990.7
1963 (GB)1424413254.11,8557.60151082.3
1964 (GB)1427216359.92,1447.8815497.1
1965 (GB)1425114055.82,0558.1916989.0
1966 (GB)1425115662.22,2578.99143105.0
1967 (GB)1421011554.81,8238.6891764.4
1968 (GB)1217110963.71,6179.46158104.3
1969 (GB)121489262.21,1617.849689.9
1970 (GB)1425514054.91,6456.4581363.9
1971 (GB)4452453.32866.360345.2
Totals1963,1491,80857.424,7187.8515213880.5

Rushing
YearAttYdsAvgTDFum
1956 (GB)5357.000
1957 (GB)31983.234
1958 (GB)251134.512
1959 (GB)16835.202
1960 (GB)7121.703
1961 (GB)12564.718
1962 (GB)21723.418
1963 (GB)131168.905
1964 (GB)241656.937
1965 (GB)181699.412
1966 (GB)211045.027
1967 (GB)21904.303
1968 (GB)11625.612
1969 (GB)7608.604
1970 (GB)12625.216
1971 (GB)3113.711
Totals2471,3085.31564