Happy birthday, Bart Starr!

Former Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr waves to fans as he attends the 50th anniversary of Green Bay's 1967 championship team during the first half of a game between the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Green Bay. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- It's a special day for a five-time champion.

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr turns 84 on Tuesday. He was born in 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama and given the full name Bryan Bartlett Starr.

Starr was the Packers' field general under legendary coach Vince Lombardi. Under Starr's leadership, the Packers won NFL championships in 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966 and 1967. Those last two championships were followed by wins in the first two Super Bowls -- and Starr was the MVP in each game.

Perhaps the most iconic moment in Starr's career was his game-winning quarterback sneak in the "Ice Bowl," the 1967 NFL championship.

After his retirement, Starr served as quarterbacks coach in 1972 and head coach from 1975-83.

Starr was active in the Northeast Wisconsin community, most notably as a co-founder of Rawhide Boys Ranch, a home near New London for at-risk youth.

Starr has battled health problems in recent years, but returned to Green Bay for Packers games and community events in 2015 and 2017. During the family's visit last year, Starr's wife, Cherry, said it would be their last trip to Green Bay.

Take a look back at past stories and interviews with Bart Starr:

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off