Romney Campaign Press Release - Legendary Green Bay Packer Bart Starr Endorses Mitt Romney
Today, legendary former quarterback and head coach of the Green Bay Packers Bart Starr endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States, issuing the following statement:
"During the course of my football and business careers, I have had the great honor of meeting and associating with many outstanding leaders. This list includes some of the best football coaches of all time and numerous small-business owners. There are certain consistent qualities in each of these men — integrity, unselfishness, vision, dedication, and a willingness to unify individuals into a team — that I see in Governor Mitt Romney. He has been successful in every endeavor he has pursued, and I have every confidence that, if elected president, he would continue that remarkable level of success."
Background on Bart Starr:
Bart Starr Is A Former Quarterback and Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers. Bart Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956, and ended up playing for 15 years as a quarterback, rising to become one the greatest players the team has seen. He held several NFL passing records, including the lifetime record of completing 57.4 percent of his passes over a 16-year period. Starr led the league in passing three times, leading the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl Championships. He was honored three times as Most Valuable Player—once as a Green Bay Packer MVP in 1966 and MVP of Super Bowls I and II. After his playing career ended, Starr remained with the team he built and took on the role of head coach from 1975 to 1983. In 1977, he was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. Following his football career, Starr went on to become a successful businessman and philanthropist.
Mitt Romney, Romney Campaign Press Release - Legendary Green Bay Packer Bart Starr Endorses Mitt Romney Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/303593