Bart Starr is well-known to all Green Bay Packers fans for his accomplishments both on and off the field, and despite being a two-time Super Bowl MVP, a five-time NFL Champion, and a Hall of Famer, he's still a better man than he was a football player.
With that in mind, Starr's family announced today that he recently suffered a mild stroke and is recovering with his family:
Last wk Bart Starr suffered a mild stroke but is very functional & making progress. Sending thoughts & prayers. pic.twitter.com/hfJl6B6vej— Lombardi Foundation (@Lombardi_Fdn) September 10, 2014
In a statement released this afternoon, Packers CEO Mark Murphy said "Everyone in the Packers family extends our best wishes to Bart for a quick recovery."
We at Acme Packing Company wish the same for Mr. Starr and hope that he will be able to continue attending Packers games, being a wonderful ambassador for the team and the sport of football, and enjoying an active and healthy life for years to come. Please keep him in your thoughts as he and his family go through this difficult time.