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Former Alabama QB Bart Starr won Super Bowl I for the Packers 47 years ago today

Former Alabama quarterback Bart Starr poses for a photo when he played for the Crimson Tide. Starr went on to win the first two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers. (Photo credit: Bryant Museum)
Former Alabama quarterback Bart Starr poses for a photo when he played for the Crimson Tide. Starr went on to win the first two Super Bowls with the Green Bay Packers. (Photo credit: Bryant Museum)

It was officially known at the time (1967) as the AFL-NFL World Championship, but would later be called Super Bowl I — the first time the AFL and NFL came together for a single championship game.

The Green Bay Packers, led by former University of Alabama quarterback Bart Starr, defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and three touchdowns en route to being named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Starr, who was in his eleventh year with the Packers in 1967, was already a four time Pro Bowl selection, the NFL’s reigning MVP and a five time NFL champion. The Packers went on to win Super Bowl II behind Starr the following year.

Starr was the University of Alabama’s starting quarterback in 1953 as a sophomore, but rarely played after that due to an injury. But he was drafted by the Packers in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft anyway. Their gamble paid off and the rest is history.

Starr was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

Bart Starr


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