World Champion Packers Hold Off Gallant Effort by College All-Stars

Aug. 3, 1962 - The Green Bay Packers withstood a gallant challenge by the College All-Stars today at Soldier Field and triumphed before 65,000 fans. The NFL champions won the 29th annual All-star contest, 42-20, with a 21-point uprising in the final period. It was by no means an easy victory for Vince Lombardi’s powerful Packers. Otto Graham’s collegians, assembled from the cream of the 1961 crop, took an early lead, lost and regained it twice, and stayed in the running until only 10 minutes remained. The All-Stars trailed by only 21-20 entering the fourth period. Bart Starr, the Packer quarterback, set an individual passing record for the series by throwing for five touchdowns. In winning, Green Bay gained the 19th decision for the professional entry against eight for all-star teams. The collegians were far more successful against the vaunted Packer defense than their predecessors had been in the previous two contests against Philadelphia and Baltimore.

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