Stylish Bryan Starr

Bart Starr team won three consecutive league championships and he was also chosen for Wisconsin athletic hall of fame in the year 1981.

Bryan Bartlett Starr was born on January 9th in the year 1934 and he passed away on May 26th in 2019. He was an American football quarterback and coach. Bryan first played college football at the University of Alabama, and then was picked up by the Green Bay Packers in the 1956 NFL draft in the 17th round.  He played for them until 1971. He’s the only quarterback in the whole history of the NFL to lead a team to three consecutive league championships, which he died from 1965 to 1967.

Bryan has also helped his team win in the first two Super Bowls: I and II. He became the head coach for the Green Bay Packers where he wasn’t as successful as he had been playing for them and ended up with a 52 to 76 to 3 record from 1975 to 1983. In the year 1973, Bryan won the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement. He was also chosen to be part of the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in the year 1981. One of the most interesting things about him is that Bryan Starr has an NFL award named after him. The Athletes in Action/Bar Starr Award is given out once a year by a panel of judges to an NFL player who best exemplifies outstanding character and leadership in the home as well as on the field, and in the community.

Here is his record as a coach, which is less successful than his amazing career as a football player.

Bryan Coach Record

Team  Year    Regular Season       Post Season

Won   Lost    Ties     Win %            Finish Won   Lost    Win %            Result

1975  4          10       0          .286   3rd in NFC Central  –          –          –          –

1976  5          9          0          .357   4th in NFC Central  –           –           –          

1977  4          10       0          .286   4th in NFC Central  –           –           –          

1978  8          7          1          .531   2nd in NFC Central –           –           –          

1979  5          11       0          .313   4th in NFC Central  –           –           –          

1980  5          10       1          .344   5th in NFC Central  –           –           –          

1981  8          8          0          .500   2nd in NFC Central –           –           –          

1982  5          3          1          .611   3rd in NFC    1          1          .500  

Defeated St. Louis Cardinals in first round.

Lost to Dallas Cowboys in second round.

GB       1983  8          8          0          .500   2nd in NFC Central –           –           –          

Total   52       76       3          .408               1          1          .500   [63]

Here are his NFL stats, which fare much better, since Bryan was a much better quarterback than he was a coach.

Year    Team  Games           Passing          Rushing

GP       GS       Comp Att      Pct      Yards  Avg     TD       Int       Rtg      Att      Yds      Avg     TD

1956  GB       9          1          24       44       54.5   325     7.4      2          3          65.1   5          35       7.0            0

1957  GB       12       11       117     215     54.4   1,489 6.9      8          10       69.3   31       98       3.1            3

1958  GB       12       7          78       157     49.7   875     5.6      3          12       41.2   25       113     4.5            1

1959  GB       12       5          70       134     52.2   972     7.3      6          7          69.0   16       83       5.2            0

1960  GB       12       8          98       172     57.0   1,358 7.9      4          8          70.8   7          12       1.7            0

1961  GB       14       14       172     295     58.3   2,418 8.2      16       16       80.3   12       56       4.7            1

1962  GB       14       14       178     285     62.5   2,438 8.6      12       9          90.7   21       72       3.4            1

1963  GB       13       10       132     244     54.1   1,855 7.6      15       10       82.3   13       116     8.9            0

1964  GB       14       14       163     272     59.9   2,144 7.9      15       4          97.1   24       165     6.9            3

1965  GB       14       14       140     251     55.8   2,055 8.2      16       9          89.0   18       169     9.4            1

1966  GB       14       13       166     251     66.1   2,257 9.0      14       3          108.3 21       104     5.0            2

1967  GB       14       12       115     210     54.8   1,823 8.7      9          17       64.4   21       90       4.3            0

1968  GB       12       9          109     171     63.7   1,617 9.5      15       8          104.3 11       62       5.6            1

1969  GB       12       9          92       148     62.2   1,161 7.8      9          6          89.9   7          60       8.6            4

1970  GB       14       13       140     255     54.9   1,645 6.5      8          13       63.9   12       62       5.2            1

1971  GB       4          3          24       45       53.3   286     6.4      0          3          45.2   3          11       3.7            1

Total   196     157     1,808 3,149 57.4   24,718          7.8      152     138     80.5   247     1,308 5.3            15