BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Former NFL quarterbacking great Bart Starr is being remembered at a public memorial event in his native Alabama.
An event celebrating Starr’s legacy as a star of professional and college football will be held Sunday afternoon at Samford University in suburban Birmingham.
Starr’s family also is planning a private funeral.
The Green Bay Packers selected Starr out of the University of Alabama with the 200th pick in the 1956 draft. He led Green Bay to six division titles, five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls.
Starr died a week ago at age 85. He had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart