The passing of legendary quarterback Bart Starr has led to a day of mourning across the football landscape. Starr’s legacy with the Alabama Crimson Tide has led one of the team’s biggest stars to respond to his tragic passing.
On Sunday afternoon, Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa posted his own condolences to Starr. Taking to Twitter, he praised Starr as an Alabama legend and retweeted an image of him alongside Starr with his jersey.
RIP to an Alabama legend
Starr was a part of the 1952 Alabama team that crushed Syracuse in the Orange Bowl, finishing with a No. 9 ranking and a 10-2 record.
The following year, Starr became the starting quarterback and led the Tide to their first SEC title since 1945. Alabama wound up losing in the Cotton Bowl to Rice.
RIP to an Alabama legend https://t.co/lfQDuVqljF
— Tua. T 🇦🇸 (@Tuaamann) May 26, 2019
Starr finished his career at Alabama with 155 completions for 1,903 yards and 10 touchdowns in four years with the run-heavy Crimson Tide.
After college, he was drafted in the 17th round of the 1956 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.
The rest is history.
Tagovailoa is not the only Alabama quarterback in mourning.
Former Alabama quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Greg McElroy shared their sympathies as well.
Mannn. Rest In Peace To An Absolute Legend And Warrior, Bart Starr! pic.twitter.com/nZyYnh9tpU
— Jalen Hurts (@JalenHurts) May 26, 2019
Man, this has been a tough day. Bart epitomized class in everything he did. He’s an absolute legend and should always be remembered for who he was, not for what he played. He was so much more than a football player. #RIP https://t.co/mjY0vM0ur7
— Greg McElroy (@GregMcElroy) May 26, 2019
Starr was a five-time NFL champion with Vince Lombardi and the Packers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.