Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Favre displayed great athletic ability at a young age in both football and baseball and was encouraged by his football coach father to play high school football. After high school, Brett Favre attended the University of Southern Mississippi on scholarship playing quarterback for the school’s football team.
Brett Favre was chosen as the 33rd selection in the 1991 NFL Draft Pick by the Atlanta Falcons, whom he stayed with for one season. He was traded to the Green Bay Packers the following year and went on to make 297 consecutive starts as quarterback for the Packers from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008. After spending 16 seasons with the Packers and mediocre seasons as QB for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Favre retired from football for good in 2011.
Throughout his impressive career, Brett Favre led teams to 8 division championships, 5 NFC Championships, and 2 Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers. Favre also garnered the coveted league-wide MVP award three years running and holds records for passing (71,838 yards) and 508 career touchdowns. Favre is currently the Offensive Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi.
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