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GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. today announced that Packers alumnus and sports analyst Larry McCarren will receive the Bart and Cherry Starr Recognition Award, presented by Ariens Company, at this year’s Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, set for Thursday, Aug. 29, 2024, in the Lambeau Field Atrium. 

The Bart and Cherry Starr Recognition Award recognizes a person who has exemplified outstanding character and leadership in their field of expertise, while consistently demonstrating a personal conviction and commitment to the Green Bay Packers.

Inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame in 1992, McCarren was an iron man at center for the Packers for 12 seasons (1973-84). He played in 162 consecutive games – the sixth-longest streak in team history – helping him earn the nickname “Rock.” He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 1982 and ’83. Earlier, the Park Forest Ill., native had been a co-captain at the University of Illinois as both a junior and a senior.

In his second career, McCarren has been a broadcast journalist for more than 35 years, with significant experience covering the Packers, first at WFRV-TV (1988-2012) and then at WGBA-TV (2013-15). He joined the Packers’ radio team in 1995, providing analysis and commentary for the Packers Radio Network. After 27 years working in Green Bay television, he joined the Packers’ digital department as sports analyst and to provide content for all Packers digital platforms and hosting Packers TV Network programs such as “Total Packers with Matt LaFleur.”

He has been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association four times (1994, 1996, 2002, 2007) and in 2016, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Over the last several decades, he also has lent his talents as a frequent master of ceremonies for the enshrinement banquet. An emeritus member of the Packers Board of Directors, McCarren served on the board from 2015-22.

The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. is a nonprofit corporation independent of the Green Bay Packers that guides the Hall as a historic national sports venue and educational resource to the Green Bay community and the state of Wisconsin. The Hall raises funds through its annual Induction Banquet, Golf Classic and other events to preserve the history of the Green Bay Packers and expand its archives. Historic memorabilia donated by individuals to the Hall may qualify as tax-deductible gifts.

Originally established in 1967 as a temporary display in the concourse of the Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, the Packers Hall of Fame moved into its own facility in 1976 near Lambeau Field. In 2003, it was relocated to the lower level of the Lambeau Field Atrium. After renovations beginning in 2013, it reopened in August of 2015, and is now located on the main floor of the Atrium across from 1919 Kitchen & Tap. Additional information including tour details can be found online at

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