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'Legends' Wallpaper Series Continues With Davis, Starr


In celebration of the renovated and rededicated Lambeau Field, this season is offering a new desktop wallpaper series that pays tribute to the Packers' storied past.

The Legends of the Green and Gold series depicts some of the renowned individuals from team history, all of whom helped to make the Packers one of the greatest franchises in all of professional sports.

Last week, the Legends series debuted with free wallpapers of Tony Canadeo and Paul Hornung. This week it continues with tributes to Willie Davis and Bart Starr.

In future weeks, the series will include wallpapers of greats such as Herb Adderley, Clarke Hinkle and Ray Nitschke, along with Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi and the rest of the Green Bay Packers enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The following is a closer look at this week's legends:

Willie Davis --

A 17th-round draft choice out of Grambling, Willie Davis landed in Green Bay via a 1960 trade with the Cleveland Browns.

Davis quickly became one of the premier pass rushers in pro football history, grabbing All-Pro honors five times plus selection to the Pro-Bowl five times throughout his 10-year career.

Enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981, Davis helped the team win five NFL titles during the 1960's.

He was elected to the Packers' Board of Directors in 1994.

Born July 24, 1934, in Lisbon, La., Davis still holds the all-time Packers record for career fumble recoveries with 21.

Bart Starr --

Drafted in the 17th round of the 1956 draft out of the University of Alabama, Bart Starr became the winningest quarterback in football, directing the Packers to six Western Division titles, five world titles and two Super Bowl victories, while earning MVP honors in Super Bowls I and II.

Starr led the league in passing in 1962, 1964 and 1966, compiling 24,718 yards throughout his 16-year career.

In 196 games, the most ever for a Green Bay Packer, Starr completed 1,808 passes for 24,718 yards and 152 touchdowns.

In 1977, the Packers honored the four-time Pro Bowl Quarterback by inducting him into the Packers Hall of Fame. In the same year, Starr was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Born Jan. 9, 1934, Starr is a native of Montgomery, Ala.

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