Hall of Fame quarterback collapses during speech

Published On: Dec 04 2012 01:20:40 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. -

Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr collapsed during a speech in Madison, Wis., on Tuesday. Conference organizers say he appears to be OK.
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The Green Bay Packers' former quarterback and coach finished speaking at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority conference at Monona Terrace, then collapsed on stage.

Authority spokesman Kevin Fischer says Starr then sat up and said he was fine. Fischer tells the Journal Sentinel the 78-year-old Starr was speaking coherently and left the convention center with his wife, Cherry, got into a limo and was taken to the Dane County Regional Airport.


---Bart Starr with Vince Lombardi

Starr is one of the best known members of the Green Bay Packers from the glory years of the 1960s. As the quarterback for the Packers, Starr led the team to six divisional crowns, five National Football League Championships and two Super Bowls.

For many years, Starr has been a much-in-demand motivational speaker both in Wisconsin and around the country.

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