Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 20 years.
He was born on October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Favre grew up in a small town called Kiln, Mississippi. He was an exceptional athlete and started playing high school football at Hancock North Central High School. During his senior year, he led his team to the state championship and received offers from several colleges but decided to attend the University of Southern Mississippi.
Favre was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He spent just one season with the Falcons before being traded to the Green Bay Packers in 1992. It was there that he would make his mark as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
During his time with Green Bay, Favre led his team to two Super Bowls and won Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots in 1997. He also won three consecutive NFL Most Valuable Player awards from 1995-97.
After his tenure with Green Bay ended after the 2007 season, Favre briefly played for both the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings before finally retiring for good following the 2010 season.
Legacy & Achievements
Throughout his career, Brett Favre set numerous records including most career touchdown passes (508), most career passing yards (71,838), most consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback (297), and most victories as a starting quarterback (186).
In addition to these accomplishments, Favre won eleven Pro Bowl selections during his career and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
Off the field, Favre has been involved with numerous charitable organizations and is a major supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Brett Favre will always be remembered as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. His talent, grit, and toughness on the field were unparalleled. However, it was his passion for football that truly made him special. Fans across America will always appreciate what Brett Favre brought to the game and he will forever remain an iconic figure in American sports history.