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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     
  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

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