MADISON - Former Green Bay Packers player and coach Bart Starr appears to be okay after passing out during an event in Madison.
Starr finished speaking at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority conference at Monona Terrace, then collapsed on stage Tuesday morning.
Authority spokesman Kevin Fischer says Starr then sat up and said he was fine. Fischer tells the Journal Sentinel the 78-year-old Starr was speaking coherently and left the convention center with his wife, Cherry, got into a limo and was taken to the Dane County Regional Airport.
Starr was a quarterback for the Packers from 1956 until 1971. He led the Packers to five NFL championships in the 1960s under coach Vince Lombardi. He later coached the team from 1975 until 1983.
Starr is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.