Brett Favre

Football Player + Quarterback
Born Oct 10, 1969

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on October 10, 1969.


1987 17 Years Old After high school, Southern Mississippi offered Favre a scholarship (the only one he received). Southern Miss wanted him to play defensive back, but Favre wanted to play quarterback instead. Favre began his freshman year as the seventh-string quarterback and took over the starting position in the second half of the third game of the year against Tulane on September 19, 1987. … Read More
1989 19 Years Old In his junior season, Favre led the Golden Eagles to an upset of Florida State (then ranked sixth in the nation) on September 2, 1989. … Read More


1990 20 Years Old On July 14, 1990, before the start of Favre's senior year at Southern Miss, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident. … Read More
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). … Read More
1992 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Favre also started every Green Bay Packers game from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008. … Read More
1994 24 Years Old …  Favre also tied an NFL record by passing for at least two touchdowns in twelve consecutive games, a feat he accomplished over the 1994–1995 seasons. … Read More
In May 1996, he went into treatment and remained in rehabilitation for 46 days. … Read More


2001 - 2003 3 More Events
A notable game in the 2004 season in which Favre and the Packers finished 10–6 was against the New York Giants. … Read More
In late August 2005, Favre's family suffered another setback: Hurricane Katrina blew through Mississippi, destroying his family's home there; however, none of his family members were injured. … Read More
However, on April 26, 2006, Favre announced that he would remain with the team for the 2006 season.
On February 26, 2007, Brett Favre underwent minor arthroscopic ankle surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin to remove a buildup of bone spurs in his left ankle.
On March 4, 2008, Favre formally announced his retirement. … Read More
On February 11, 2009, Favre informed the Jets that he was retiring after 18 seasons.


On August 3, 2010, NBC Sports reported the confirmation of Brett Favre returning to the Minnesota Vikings but saying that the 2010 season would be his final season.
On January 2, 2011, Favre was unable to play against the Detroit Lions in the final game of the regular NFL season due to his inability to pass NFL-mandated post-concussion tests. … Read More
2012 - 2015 6 More Events
2016 46 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 6, 2016, Favre was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2016. … Read More
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