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Family of Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr says Packers great recovering from mild stroke

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr smiles during an NFL football news conference in Dallas.  Hall of Fame quarterback and Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke. Starr’s family said Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in a statement released by the Packers that Starr had the stroke last week. They say the 80-year-old Starr is “very functional” and making progress every day, and that doctors are confident he will make a full recovery. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2011, file photo, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr smiles during an NFL football news conference in Dallas. Hall of Fame quarterback and Green Bay Packers great Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke. Starr’s family said Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in a statement released by the Packers that Starr had the stroke last week. They say the 80-year-old Starr is “very functional” and making progress every day, and that doctors are confident he will make a full recovery. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)  (The Associated Press)

Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr is recovering from a mild stroke.

Starr's family said Wednesday in a statement released by the Green Bay Packers that Starr had the stroke last week. The statement said the 80-year-old Starr is "very functional" and making progress every day, and that doctors are confident he will make a full recovery.

Starr led the Packers to five NFL titles and two Super Bowl championships. He was Green Bay's head coach from 1975-83.

Starr was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility in 1977.

He has typically attended team-related events and at least one Packers game at Lambeau Field each year.

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