Packers legend Starr donates rings to team's Hall of Fame

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr has donated three of his NFL championship rings to the team's Hall of Fame.

The rings are from the 1961, 1965 and 1966 seasons.

The items were immediately displayed Saturday.

His wife, Cherry Starr, also donated a necklace with charms from all five championships, which were in 1961, '62, '65, '66 and '67. Players received a watch after the 1962 NFL title, and that also will be sent later.

Starr, 76, said the rings were hanging in the family's study, and his wife said she believed they could be put to better use.

Hall of Fame archivist Tom Murphy said this is probably the most significant donation in the Hall's history.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that Starr still wears his 1967 Super Bowl ring, but he plans to donate it one day.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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