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Bart Starr: Former Packers quarterback believes ex-teammates "should be in Hall of Fame"

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – Although Canton has inducted ten of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr's teammates into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Starr said he still believes the Hall is short a couple of his old teammates.

Starr, a Hall of Famer himself and a five-time NFL Champion for the Packers from 1956-1971, said former right guard Jerry Kramer "deserves to be in the Hall of Fame," as well as his former left tackle, Bob Skoronski.

"Bob Skoronski. The left tackle and captain on our left side is one who needs to be in the Hall of Fame. If you look at his qualities, you look at his scores, you look at his performances, he is unreal," Starr said.

Starr was in La Crosse on Thursday night as the featured speaker for the Boy Scouts of America's 11th Annual fundraising dinner inside the Cargill Room at the Riverside Waterfront.

Starr said his time as a boy scout, combined with former head coach Vince Lombardi's tough demeanor, helped make him a better person while playing for the Packers. Starr said the principles and hard-working approach which Lombardi possessed helped better mold him and his former teammates.

"Everyone who had an occasion to be working with (Coach Lombardi), associated with him, and affected by him benefitted, because this man was so different. He was so great and he was also genuinely humble," Starr said.

While growing up in Alabama, Starr was a Boy Scout. At Thursday's dinner, Starr shared stories from his football past with local scouts.

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