Bart Starr, whose real name is Bryan Bartlett Starr was born on the 9th of January in the year 1934 and is now an eighty-four years old retired football player and coach. Back in his days, Bart had been the star player for the “Green Bay Packers”. Now let’s have a close look on Bart Starr’s net worth in 2018.
Bart Starr Early Life
Bart Starr was born into a Christian family to Benjamin and Lula Starr in 1934. His birth place was Alabama, in Montgomery, U.S.A., which is where he was raised as well. His father served in the Military of the United States of America, but was transferred to the Air Force department and was sent to the Pacific Theatre during the Second World War.
Bart Starr had a tumultuous childhood. His younger brother, Hilton E. Bubba Starr accidentally stepped on a dog bone when he was playing outside and died a few days later, being infected by tetanus. His father was already not around a lot and Hilton’s death caused them to grow apart further.
Bart Starr went to Sidney Lanier High School where he joined the football team. He led the school to victory several times, which resulted in him receiving scholarship offers from various universities and colleges from across America. He settled for the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa. Bart also suffered from a severe back injury while getting involved in a harassment incident in college.
Bart Starr fell in love with Cherry Louise when he was still in school. Bart and Cherry have been married for well over sixty years now. They have had two sons together and are grandparents of three girls. Their youngest son passed away in the year 1988 at the young age of twenty-four due to a case of drug overdose. Cherry and Bart Starr then co-founded an organisation in London called ‘Rawhide Boys Ranch’ to help troubled young men.
Bart Starr Career, Awards & Achievement
After garnering various accolades all through his high school and college football career, Bart Starr went on to play for the Green Bay Packers when he turned pro, an association that lasted his entire career. He played for the same team for fifteen years, from 1956 to 1971. Starr led his team to victory several times, especially Super Bowls I and II and was named NFL’s Most Valuable
Player in 1966. Starr is also a member of the pro Football Hall of Fame and Packers Hall of Fame.
Bart Starr hasn’t been too well over the past few years. His health has been going downhill and he has suffered for a broken hip, a stroke which was haemorrhagic, ischemic stroke, a mild heart attack and a couple of seizures. He was also reportedly undergoing stem cell treatment three years back, in 2015.
Awards & Achievement
Bart Starr has achieved and received several awards and honours in his career as a footballer and a coach. Mentioned below are a few of them:
• Bart Starr was voted four times to the NFL Pro Bowl.
• In the year 1966, he was voted the ‘Most Valuable Player’.
• In 1966 and 1967, Bart was the Super Bowl MVP
• Bart Starr even has an NFL award named after him- ‘The Bart Starr Award’ which is awarded annually.
Net Worth of Bart Starr
Bart Starr, the renowned American footballer, has a net worth of $4.5 million. He started working towards building his career right from his school days and managed to gain unprecedented fame and glory by excelling at football and then later in life he went on to impart his wisdom to aspiring footballers as a coach.
Bart Starr is one of the most valuable footballers and coaches of America. He was a very versatile player back in his days for which he was conferred with several awards and honours. We wish him the best of health and luck for his future.