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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