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4. Bart Starr

Bart Starr may not be on the top of this list (though he almost was) but when you think of the Green Bay Packers and their great history, this is automatically the first name that comes to mind.

RIP: Bart Starr

It is a very sad day for Pro Football and the Green Bay Packers as it was announced that Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bart Starr, died at the age of 85.

The 17thRound Pick for Green Bay in 1956 from Alabama, Starr was a backup to Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli until new Head Coach, Vince Lombardi made him the starting QB in 1959.  The Lombardi/Starr combination would win five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls.  Starr spent his entire career with Green Bay where he was a four-time Pro Bowl Selection, one-time First Team All-Pro and four-time leader in Pass Completion Percentage.  He would throw for 24,718 Yards and 152 Touchdowns.  

After his playing career, Starr would become a coach and was at the helm for Green Bay from 1975 to 1983.

He would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977, his first year of eligibility.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family, and fans of Bart Starr at this time.

Awards = HOF? Part Four: The Super Bowl MVP (NFL)

We here at thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential.

Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least amount of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact.
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