GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bart Starr got one more rousing ovation in Green Bay.
The Packers paid tribute to their late Hall of Fame quarterback at halftime of their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
His wife Cherry was escorted from the tunnel by Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre and her son Bart Jr. to midfield, where she hugged commissioner Roger Goodell.
Team president Mark Murphy presented her a 1960s helmet with a number 15 decal in honor of her husband, who died at age 85 in late May.
Cherry Starr thanked the organization, Goodell and the fans, saying, “For 63 years, you have loved and embraced us and supported us.”
The team then played a tribute video for the quarterback who led Green Bay to five NFL championships and wins in the first two Super Bowls.
The 1966 NFL MVP, Starr had been in failing health since suffering two strokes and a heart attack five years ago.