Former NFL Quarterback
Brett Favre started four years as quarterback at Southern Mississippi before he was drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. Favre saw little action as a rookie and was traded to the Green Bay Packers the following season in exchange for a first round pick. An injury to the Packers’ incumbent starter Don Majikowski in Week 3 immediately thrust Brett into action. From that point, Favre embarked on a career in which he rewrote the NFL’s record book during his 20-year career.
Favre led the Packers to a 9-7 record in 1992, only the team’s second winning season in ten years. He also logged 3,227 yards passing, the first of 18 straight seasons in which he reached the 3000-yard plateau (an NFL record), and exceeded 4,000 yards in six of those seasons. After his breakout campaign, Favre was awarded the first of 11 Pro Bowl selections.
Favre, an NFL ironman who played in a record 299 consecutive games, posted totals of 6,300 completions, 10,169 attempts, 71,838 yards, and 508 touchdowns in his 302-game NFL career.