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Brett Favre is a former American football quarterback who holds the NFL records in career passing yards and touchdowns

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BirthdayOctober 10, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Football Players, American Football Players
City/StateMississippi
SpousesDeanna Favre (m. 1996)
SiblingsBrandi Favre, Jeff Favre, Scott Favre
Known asBrett Lorenzo Favre
Childrens Breleigh (born 1999), Brittany (born 1989)
Universities
  • The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Hancock North Central High School
Birth PlaceGulfport, Mississippi
ReligionRoman Catholic
Height188cm
GenderMale
FatherIrvin Favre
MotherBonita Favre
Net Worth$100 million
Sun SignLibra
Born inGulfport, Mississippi

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Who is Brett Favre?

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former football quarterback who played for different teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL) over a career spanning two decades. He had an exceptionally long and productive career with the Green Bay Packers for whom he played from 1992 till 2007. It was evident from his childhood that the young Brett was destined for greatness as a sportsman. He started playing football and baseball while at school and could play quarterback, lineman, strong safety and place-kicker position. His father, who was the head coach of the school football team, encouraged his talented son to practice and develop his game. He started playing professional football during his years in the University of Southern Mississippi. First drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, he moved on to play for the Green Bay Packers with whom he would spend the best of his playing years. He played for 16 seasons for the team and helped them appear in two Super Bowls, eventually winning the Super Bowl XXXI. A dynamic player with exceptional skills and leadership qualities, he led his teams to eight division championships and five NFC Championship Games. He is the only quarterback to have won three consecutive NFL most valuable player awards.

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Childhood & Early Life

He was the son of Irvin Favre and his wife Bonita, both of whom were school teachers. He had three siblings.

He attended Hancock North Central High School. As a child he played both baseball and football but played for the school’s baseball team. His father Irvin was the head coach of the football team and motivated his son to play well.

He received a scholarship from the University of Southern Mississippi after completing high school. He played ten games in the starting position during his freshman year and won six of them. He was involved in a serious car accident which nearly threatened to cut short his career. However, he recovered and returned to the sport he loved so much.

He graduated with a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the university.

Career

He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. He was with them for only one season before being traded off to the Green Bay Packers in 1992.

The team’s starting quarterback, Don Majkowski was injured during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in 1992 and Favre replaced him. In spite of a poor start, he went on to complete a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. He also threw the winning touchdown pass.

He helped the team achieve a six-game winning streak during the 1992 season which they ended with 9-7. The 1993 season was also a productive one for Favre and he was named to his second Pro Bowl. He had the first 400 yard passing game of his career.

He led the Packers to a 11-5 record in 1995 which was the team’s best record in thirty years. He achieved a personal milestone when he passed for a career high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5.

During the Super Bowl XXXI in 1996, he completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also completed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter and rushed for 12 yards and another touchdown, enabling the team to win the game. The team continued its positive performances over the next few years.

He played in a Monday Night Football game in 2003 against the Oakland Raiders. He passed for four touchdowns and 399 total yards in a 41-7 victory over the Raiders.

The Packers defeated the Kansas City chiefs 33-22 in 2007 making Favre the only 3rd quarterback to have defeated all 31 other current NFL teams. The same year he led his team to a 37-26 win over the Lions.

He officially announced his retirement in 2008. However, he came back from retirement to play for New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings for a short while before health issues forced him to retire again in 2011.

Awards & Achievements

He was named the Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) thrice (1995, 1996, and 1997).

He holds several NFL records including most pass touchdowns (508), Most pass yards (71,838), and Most pass completions (6,300).

Personal Life & Legacy

He married Deanna Tynes in 1996. They have two daughters. He became a grandfather in 2010—the first active NFL player to have grandchildren.

He established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation in 1996 which has donated more than $2 million to charities in his home state, Mississippi and also in Wisconsin.

He was awarded the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make a Wish foundation for his involvement with the youth who suffer from serious illnesses.

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Brett Favre awards

YearNameAward

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19965× NFC Player of the Year
19975× NFC Player of the Year
20025× NFC Player of the Year
20075× NFC Player of the Year
1996 - 2× NFC Champion
1997 - 2× NFC Champion
1995 - 5× NFC Player of the Year

Brett Favre biography timelines

  • // 10th Oct 1969
    He was the son of Irvin Favre and his wife Bonita, both of whom were school teachers. He had three siblings.
  • // 1991 To 1992
    He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. He was with them for only one season before being traded off to the Green Bay Packers in 1992.
  • // 1992 To 1993
    He helped the team achieve a six-game winning streak during the 1992 season which they ended with 9-7. The 1993 season was also a productive one for Favre and he was named to his second Pro Bowl. He had the first 400 yard passing game of his career.
  • // 1995
    He led the Packers to a 11-5 record in 1995 which was the team’s best record in thirty years. He achieved a personal milestone when he passed for a career high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5.
  • // 1995 To 1997
    He was named the Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) thrice (1995, 1996, and 1997).
  • // 1996
    During the Super Bowl XXXI in 1996, he completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also completed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter and rushed for 12 yards and another touchdown, enabling the team to win the game. The team continued its positive performances over the next few years.
  • // 1996
    He married Deanna Tynes in 1996. They have two daughters. He became a grandfather in 2010—the first active NFL player to have grandchildren.
  • // 1996
    He established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation in 1996 which has donated more than $2 million to charities in his home state, Mississippi and also in Wisconsin.
  • // 2003
    He played in a Monday Night Football game in 2003 against the Oakland Raiders. He passed for four touchdowns and 399 total yards in a 41-7 victory over the Raiders.
  • // 2007
    The Packers defeated the Kansas City chiefs 33-22 in 2007 making Favre the only 3rd quarterback to have defeated all 31 other current NFL teams. The same year he led his team to a 37-26 win over the Lions.
  • // 2008 To 2011
    He officially announced his retirement in 2008. However, he came back from retirement to play for New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings for a short while before health issues forced him to retire again in 2011.

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Brett Favre's FAQ

  • What is Brett Favre birthday?

    Brett Favre was born at 1969-10-10

  • Where is Brett Favre's birth place?

    Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi

  • What is Brett Favre nationalities?

    Brett Favre's nationalities is American

  • Who is Brett Favre spouses?

    Brett Favre's spouses is Deanna Favre (m. 1996)

  • Who is Brett Favre siblings?

    Brett Favre's siblings is Brandi Favre, Jeff Favre, Scott Favre

  • Who is Brett Favre childrens?

    Brett Favre's childrens is Breleigh (born 1999), Brittany (born 1989)

  • What was Brett Favre universities?

    Brett Favre studied at The University of Southern Mississippi, Hancock North Central High School

  • What is Brett Favre's religion?

    Brett Favre's religion is Roman Catholic

  • How tall is Brett Favre?

    Brett Favre's height is 188

  • Who is Brett Favre's father?

    Brett Favre's father is Irvin Favre

  • Who is Brett Favre's mother?

    Brett Favre's mother is Bonita Favre

  • What is Brett Favre's sun sign?

    Brett Favre is Libra