Brett Favre

Head Shot GBBorn: October 10, 1969
Hometown: Kiln
Year of Induction: 2015

 

High school

Hancock North Central, 1984-87

  • Played baseball and football for his father Irv Favre

College

University of Southern Mississippi, 1987-90

  • First started as a 17-year-old freshman
  • Led the Golden Eagles to road victories over Alabama, Auburn and Florida State
  • Held most passing records at time of graduation
  • Was the subject of bumper stickers: Favre 4 Heisman
  •  Earned teaching degree with emphasis on special education

NFL

  • Drafted in second round (Pick No. 33) by the Atlanta Falcons
  • Traded to Green Bay Packers for a first-round pick
  • Became three-time NFL Most Valuable Player (1995-96-97)
  • 11-time Pro Bowler and five time NFC Player of the Year
  • Holds NFL record for consecutive starts (321, including playoffs)
  • NFL’s all-time leader in passing yardage and victories by a QB
  • During Favre’s consecutive starts streak, 238 other Qbs started in NFL
  • Led Packers to Super Bowl victory over Patriots in the Louisiana Superdome, less than an hour’s drive from his childhood home

Charity

  • Brett and his wife, Deanna, have quietly given millions of dollars to charities of their choice

Did you know?

  • Favre’s only Division I scholarship offer was from USM. He began his freshman practices as the seventh team quarterback and got his jersey number, 4, because it was the only QB’s number remaining. He had wanted his high school jersey, 10, but USM had retired that number in honor of fellow Hall of Famer, Reggie Collier.