Best Quotes of Bart Starr

Bart Starr was a well-known coach as well as a professional American football quarterback. During his college football career, he attended the University of Alabama. His selection by the Green Bay Packers was advantageous because he played for them from the 17th round of the NFL draft in 1956 until 1971.

In addition, Bart Starr is the only quarterback in NFL history to have led a team to three consecutive league titles. He was instrumental in his team’s victories in the first two Super Bowls: I and II. Starr was named to the Pro Bowl four times and received the league MVP award in 1966. He has inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as well as the Packers Hall of Fame in 1977. Then, in 1972, he retired as the best player in the NFL.

Here are some of his inspiring quotes.

“I hadn’t trained to be a coach. That takes great training. Being an assistant under Coach Lombardi or a Tom Landry or whoever, that prepares you to do a better job when you become a coach. I hadn’t received that training. It showed.”― Bart

“I wish we could get a national buddy network going. It would be a great thing for the American people.”― Bart

“My father – who was a master sergeant and the toughest man I’ve even known – next to him, Coach Lombardi was a piece of cake.”― Bart Starr

“I had fallen in love with Cherry as a junior in high school. When I discovered she was going to go to Auburn, I was vacillating between Alabama and Kentucky because of Babe. I eliminated Kentucky because I wanted to be as close to Auburn as I could, and Tuscaloosa is a lot closer than Lexington is.”― Bart

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“It’s a joy to help others. One of our longtime favorites is Rawhide Boys Camp, located 45 miles west of Green Bay.”― Bart

“My dad was the toughest man I’ve ever known in my life. He intimidated me. he was my Master Sergeant.”― Bart

“I’d like to pay tribute to what are unquestionably the world’s greatest fans. They are very loyal and very rabid. And I had the time of my life when I played in front of them.”― Bart

“I’ve been the luckiest football player ever.”― Bart

“My dad was a fabulous role model. I wanted to be just like him.”― Bart Starr

“I was fascinated by Harry Gilmer and wanted to learn to throw the ball just like him.”― Bart Starr

“You look at the quality players and look at the leadership we had, and it’s easy to understand why we won.”― Bart Starr

“My dad was a career military man, so I had that kind of discipline and training.”― Bart Starr

“Sometimes when I watch a game, there are often more wide receivers on the field than we had on our whole team.”― Bart Starr

“We avoided injuries that season. It was our fourth year with Vince, so we all knew just what he wanted. And a lot of our core guys were in their prime. It was an incredible season.”― Bart Starr

“I would hope people remember the playing days first, and not the coaching years.”― Bart

“Being part of a team that was so unselfish was amazing. What we were able to accomplish was very meaningful, and the fact we were able to get it done as a team.”― Bart Starr

“If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.”― Bart

“Athletic competition clearly defines the unique power of our attitude.”― Bart Starr

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“It takes me about a week and a half to really analyze a game – play by play.”― Bart Starr

“During the course of my football and business careers, I have had the great honor of meeting and associating with many outstanding leaders.”― Bart Starr

Bart Starr
Bart Starr ( Source: Pinterest)

“I grew up in a military family, so I liked being in an atmosphere where there was almost that feeling.”― Bart Starr

“Going back to coach in Green Bay was the biggest mistake I ever made in my life. I was approached by the organization, and it turned out to be an enormous mistake. I was extremely disappointed. I disappointed the Packers and their fans.”― Bart Starr

“I was just one part of a great team.”― Bart Starr

“We, all of us, could do a much better job of evoking what someone has called the universal principle of human altruism: the urge in us all to help others who are in danger.”― Bart Starr

“I love coming back to Wisconsin. Lambeau Field is such a special place – a lot different than the old city stadium next to East High School when I first arrived in 1956. The facilities were nothing like they are today, as the Packers were in tough financial times.”― Bart Starr

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