aa-300x250.png
am-300x250.jpg
ap-300x600
am-300x250.jpg
apst-300x250.jpg
More Sports

Football

American Football

101

Football 101Football 2 Minute WarningFootball 2 Point ConversionFootball BasicsFootball Break The PlaneFootball Challenge FlagFootball Coin TossFootball DefenseFootball Down SystemFootball Extra PointFootball Field GoalsFootball First Down LineFootball Game ClockFootball Game StructureFootball HalftimeFootball History And OriginsFootball Jersey Numbers ListFootball Kick Returns And ReturningFootball Live Vs. Dead BallFootball OffenseFootball OvertimeFootball Pass And PassingFootball Play ClockFootball PossessionFootball Quick GuideFootball SafetyFootball ScoringFootball Special TeamsFootball SubstitutionsFootball SummaryFootball Team StructureFootball TouchdownsFootball TriesFootball TurnoverPlay FootballWhat Is A Penalty In Football?

Articles

10 Most Common Football InjuriesHow Does American Football Betting Work?How Does Football Betting Work?How Does Scoring Work In Football?Learn FootballNFL Playoff FormatNFL Pro Bowl FormatThe Top 10 Rules Of FootballTop 10 Football BooksTop 10 Football BrandsTop 10 Football MoviesTop 10 Football Video GamesTop 10 Most Iconic Moments In NFL HistoryTop 10 Richest Football PlayersTop 5 American Football Video GamesTop 5 Biggest College Football StadiumsTop 5 Ranked Mens Football Players Of All TimeTop 5 Super Bowl Half Time ShowsWhat Are The Rules Of American Football?What are the rules of football?

Bowl Games

Football Bowl GamesFootball Fiesta BowlFootball Pro BowlerFootball Rose BowlFootball Sugar Bowl

Coaching

Coaching FootballFootball Coaching TipsFootball Intersection PointFootball Play Sheet

College Football

College FootballCollege Football Bcs National Championship GameCollege Football Bowl Championship SeriesCollege Football Division 1College Football Division 1ACollege Football FBSCollege Football FCSCollege Football Overtime RulesNotre Dame Fighting Irish

Defensive Alignments

Football 3-3 DefenseFootball 3-4 DefenseFootball 3-4 Eagle DefenseFootball 3-4 Front DefenseFootball 4-3 DefenseFootball 4-3 Defense Vs. 3-4 DefenseFootball 4-3 Front DefenseFootball 4-4 DefenseFootball 46 DefenseFootball 5-2 DefenseFootball 5-3 DefenseFootball 5-4 DefenseFootball 6-2 DefenseFootball 6-3 DefenseFootball 7-2 DefenseFootball Cover Four DefenseFootball Cover One DefenseFootball Cover Three DefenseFootball Cover Two DefenseFootball Coverage TypesFootball Dallas 4-3 DefenseFootball Defensive AlignmentsFootball Dime DefenseFootball Four Across DefenseFootball Goal Line DefenseFootball Man To Man CoverageFootball Nickel 40 DefenseFootball Over Under 4-3 DefenseFootball Overloaded DefenseFootball Pass CoverageFootball Pass DefenseFootball Press CoverageFootball Pressure DefenseFootball Tampa Two DefenseFootball Zone Defense

Drills

Football Drills

Equipment

Football Equipment ListFootball Flak Jackets

Flag Football

Flag FootballFlag Football QuarterbacksFlag Football Running BacksFlag Football Tackling RulesFlag Football Touchdowns

Glossary

Football 1st HalfFootball 25-Second Play ClockFootball 2nd HalfFootball 40-Second Play ClockFootball Against The WindFootball AnnouncerFootball AudibleFootball Away TeamFootball Ball CarrierFootball Change Of PossessionFootball Choosing WindFootball Coffin CornerFootball CompletionFootball DeferFootball DeflectionFootball Down And DistanceFootball Down By ContactFootball Fair CatchFootball Forced FumbleFootball FumbleFootball GainFootball GapsFootball Glossary Of Terms And DefinitionsFootball Halftime ShowFootball Halftime SpeechFootball HandoffFootball Hidden Ball TrickFootball HikeFootball HoleFootball Home Field AdvantageFootball Home TeamFootball Instant ReplayFootball InterceptionsFootball Kicking TeamFootball LingoFootball Live ActionFootball Long SnapFootball Losing TeamFootball LossFootball Loss Of DownFootball Loss Of YardsFootball Muffed BallFootball Neutral ZoneFootball No GainFootball Open EndFootball PatFootball PeriodFootball Pick SixFootball PigskinFootball Piling OnFootball PocketFootball QuarterFootball ReceptionFootball RegulationFootball RushingFootball SackFootball SnapFootball Strong SideFootball TakeawayFootball The Kick Is GoodFootball TouchbackFootball Touchdown DanceFootball Touchdown ReturnFootball Visiting TeamFootball Weak SideFootball Winning TeamFootball With The Wind

How To

Football How ToFootball How To BackpedalFootball How To Ball ControlFootball How To Base BlockFootball How To BurstFootball How To Cut BlockFootball How To Drive BlockFootball How To Play Free SafetyFootball How To Punt A BallFootball How To Score PointsFootball How To Six O'Clock StepFootball How To SpiralFootball How To Stiff ArmFootball How To Strip The BallFootball How To TackleFootball How To Throw An NFL Ball

Kick Types

Football Drop KickFootball Free KickFootball Kick TypesFootball KickoffFootball Missed Field GoalFootball Onside KicksFootball Opening KickoffFootball PlacekickingFootball PuntsFootball Safety KickFootball Scrimmage Kick

Leagues

American Football LeagueCanadian Football LeagueFootball Leagues List

NFL Football

Football AFC EastFootball AFC NorthFootball AFC SouthFootball AFC WestFootball All Star GameFootball All Star TeamFootball American Football ConferenceFootball Division WinnersFootball East West Shrine GameFootball Hall Of FameFootball NFC EastFootball NFC NorthFootball NFC SouthFootball NFC WestFootball NFLFootball NFL Bye WeekFootball NFL Championship GameFootball NFL Collective Bargaining AgreementFootball NFL Conference ChampionsFootball NFL ConferencesFootball NFL DivisionsFootball NFL DraftFootball NFL Draft PicksFootball NFL Franchise PlayerFootball NFL Franchise TeamFootball NFL MondayFootball NFL OffseasonFootball NFL Overtime RulesFootball NFL Playoff RulesFootball NFL PostseasonFootball NFL PreseasonFootball NFL Regular SeasonFootball NFL SundayFootball NFL Team RosterFootball NFL ThursdayFootball NFL WaiversFootball National Football ConferenceFootball Playoff SystemFootball Rooney NFL RuleFootball SalariesFootball Salary CapFootball Scouting CombineFootball Senior BowlFootball Super Bowl CommercialsFootball Super Bowl RulesFootball Vince LombardiFootball Wild CardFootball Wild Card TeamFootball Win Loss RecordWhat Is The Super Bowl In NFL Football?

NFL Teams

Arizona CardinalsAtlanta FalconsBaltimore RavensBuffalo BillsCarolina PanthersChicago BearsCincinnati BengalsCleveland BrownsDallas CowboysDenver BroncosDetroit LionsFootball Accrued SeasonFootball NFL Teams ListGreen Bay PackersHouston TexansIndianapolis ColtsJacksonville JaguarsKansas City ChiefsLos Angeles ChargersLos Angeles RamsMiami DolphinsMinnesota VikingsNew England PatriotsNew Orleans SaintsNew York GiantsNew York JetsOakland RaidersPhiladelphia EaglesPittsburgh SteelersSan Francisco 49ersSeattle SeahawksTampa Bay BuccaneersTennessee TitansWashington Redskins

Offensive Formations

Football Double Wing FormationFootball Full House BackfieldFootball Hurry Up OffenseFootball I-FormationFootball Offensive FormationsFootball Offset I-FormationFootball Pistol FormationFootball Power OffenseFootball Pro Set FormationFootball Run And Shoot OffenseFootball Shotgun FormationFootball Single Wing FormationFootball Split Back FormationFootball Spread OffenseFootball West Coast OffenseFootball Wildcat FormationFootball Wishbone Offense

Officials

Football Back JudgeFootball BoxmanFootball Chain Gang And CrewFootball Down JudgeFootball Field JudgeFootball Line JudgeFootball Officials And Referee TypesFootball Side Judge

Pass Types

Football Bullet ThrowFootball Complete PassFootball Incomplete PassFootball Juggled PassFootball LateralFootball Pass TypesFootball Possession PassFootball Screen PassFootball Seam PassFootball Timing PassFootball Touch PassFootball Underneath Pass

Penalties

Football Chop BlockFootball Clipping PenaltyFootball Defensive Delay Of Game PenaltyFootball Defensive Holding PenaltyFootball Defensive Offside PenaltyFootball Defensive Pass Interference PenaltyFootball Delay Of Game PenaltyFootball Delay Of Kickoff PenaltyFootball Disqualification PenaltyFootball Double Foul PenaltyFootball Encroachment PenaltyFootball Facemask PenaltyFootball Fair Catch Interference PenaltyFootball False Start PenaltyFootball Horse Collar PenaltyFootball Illegal Bat PenaltyFootball Illegal Blindside Block PenaltyFootball Illegal Block Above The Waist PenaltyFootball Illegal Contact PenaltyFootball Illegal Crackback PenaltyFootball Illegal Cut Block PenaltyFootball Illegal Formation PenaltyFootball Illegal Forward Handoff PenaltyFootball Illegal Forward Pass PenaltyFootball Illegal Kick Kicking Loose Ball PenaltyFootball Illegal Motion PenaltyFootball Illegal Peel Back PenaltyFootball Illegal Shift PenaltyFootball Illegal Substitution PenaltyFootball Illegal Touching of a Forward Pass PenaltyFootball Illegal Touching of a Kick PenaltyFootball Illegal Use Of Hands PenaltyFootball Illegal Wedge PenaltyFootball Incomplete Forward Pass PenaltyFootball Ineligible Downfield Kick PenaltyFootball Ineligible Downfield Pass PenaltyFootball Ineligible Receiver Downfield PenaltyFootball Intentional Grounding PenaltyFootball Invalid Fair Catch Signal PenaltyFootball Kick Catch Interference PenaltyFootball Kickoff Out Of Bounds PenaltyFootball Leaping PenaltyFootball Leverage PenaltyFootball Low Block PenaltyFootball Neutral Zone Infraction PenaltyFootball Offensive Holding PenaltyFootball Offensive Offside PenaltyFootball Offensive Pass Interference PenaltyFootball Offside On Free Kick PenaltyFootball Offside PenaltyFootball Pass Interference PenaltyFootball Penalties ListFootball Personal Foul PenaltyFootball Player Out Of Bounds On Kick PenaltyFootball Roughing The Holder PenaltyFootball Roughing The Kicker PenaltyFootball Roughing The Passer PenaltyFootball Running Into The Kicker PenaltyFootball Taunting PenaltyFootball Too Many Men On Field PenaltyFootball Tripping PenaltyFootball Unnecessary Roughness PenaltyFootball Unsportsmanlike Conduct PenaltyFootball Use Of Helmet Penalty

Players

Aaron Rodgers Bio And FactsBrett Favre Bio And FactsCam Newton Bio And FactsDrew Brees Bio And FactsJerry Rice Bio And FactsJim Brown Bio And FactsJim Thorpe Bio And FactsJoe Montana Bio And FactsLawrence Taylor BiographyPatrick Mahomes Bio And FactsPeyton Manning Bio And FactsRandy Moss Bio And FactsRed Grange BiographyRussell Wilson Bio And FactsTom Brady Bio And Facts

Plays

Football 5-Yard HitchFootball Bang Bang PlayFootball BlitzFootball BombFootball BootlegFootball Bubble ScreenFootball Bump And RunFootball Comeback Pass PatternFootball Corner BlitzFootball CounterFootball Curl Pass PatternFootball DrawFootball FlatFootball Fly Pass PatternFootball Flying WedgeFootball Hail MaryFootball Hook Pass PatternFootball Off Tackle RunsFootball Out PatternFootball Pass PlaysFootball Pass RoutesFootball Pass RushFootball Passing PatternsFootball Pick Pass PatternFootball Pick PlayFootball Play ActionFootball Play FakeFootball PlaysFootball Post Pass PatternFootball Quarterback DrawFootball Quarterback SneakFootball Quick KickFootball Quick ReleaseFootball ReverseFootball RouteFootball Route TreeFootball Running PlaysFootball Slant Pass PatternFootball Slant RunFootball Square Cut Pass PatternFootball Statue Of Liberty PlayFootball Streak Pass PatternFootball StuntFootball SweepFootball Swing Pass PatternFootball Triple StretchFootball VeerFootball Vertical StretchFootball Wall ReturnFootball Wedge ReturnFootball Zone Blitz

Positions

Football BlockerFootball CenterFootball CornerbackFootball Defensive BackFootball Defensive EndFootball Defensive LineFootball Defensive LinemanFootball Defensive TackleFootball Dime BackFootball Down LinemanFootball Elephant EndFootball FlankerFootball Free SafetyFootball Free Safety Vs. Strong SafetiesFootball Front SevenFootball FullbackFootball Fullback Vs. HalfbackFootball GuardFootball GunnerFootball HalfbackFootball HolderFootball Injured ReserveFootball JammerFootball KickerFootball Kicker TypesFootball Kickoff ReturnerFootball Left TackleFootball LinebackerFootball Linebacker TypesFootball Long SnapperFootball Mike LinebackerFootball NickelbackFootball Nose TackleFootball Offensive BackfieldFootball Offensive LineFootball Offensive LinemanFootball Offensive TackleFootball Pass Rushing EndFootball Personal ProtectorFootball PlacekickerFootball Position AbbreviationsFootball Positions GuideFootball Positions ListFootball Positions Ranked By ImportanceFootball Punt ReturnerFootball Punt RusherFootball PunterFootball QuarterbackFootball Receiver TypesFootball Receiving TeamFootball Return SpecialistFootball Right TackleFootball Running BackFootball Running Back TypesFootball Sam LinebackerFootball SecondaryFootball Slot ReceiverFootball SnapperFootball Split End ReceiverFootball Strong SafetyFootball TailbackFootball Tight EndFootball True LinebackerFootball Wide ReceiversFootball Willy LinebackerFootball Wingback

Questions

Can A Girl Play Football?Can Quarterbacks Run With The Ball?Does A Touchdown Count As A First Down In Football?Football QuestionsHow Are Field Goals Measured In Football?How Long Does An American Football Game Last?How Long Is An NFL Football Field?How Many Chances Does The Offense Get To Reach A First Down In Football?How Many Downs Are There In Football?How Many Players Are There In An American Football Team?How Many Points Is A Blocked Field Goal Return In Football?How Many Points Is A Field Goal Worth In Football?How Many Points Is A Kick In Football?How Many Points Is A Safety Worth In Football?How Many Points Is A Touchdown Worth In Football?How Many Quarterbacks Are On A Football Team?How Many Steps Are In A Field Goal In Football?How Many Yards Are In A First Down In Football?How Many Yards Is The End Zone In Football?How Many Yards Wide Is A Football Field?Is The Quarterback The Captain Of The Team In Football?What Are Skilled Positions In Football?What Are Some Of The Lesser Known Rules Of Football?What Are The Dimensions Of An American Football Field?What Are The Most Common Penalties In NFL Football?What Are The Positions On A Football Team?What Are The Various Defensive Positions In American Football?What Counts As A Tackle In Football?What Does A Cornerback Do In Football?What Does A Field Goal Mean In Football?What Does A Guard Do In Football?What Does A Linebacker Do In Football?What Does A Tight End Do In Football?What Does A Wide Receiver Do In Football?What Does Punt Mean In A Football Game?What Happens After A Touchdown In Football?What Happens If A Wide Receiver Misses The Catch In Football?What Is A Touchdown In Football?What Is An Incomplete Pass Versus A Complete Pass In Football?What Is Justin Tucker's Longest Field Goal?What Is The Blue Line In Football?What Is The Easiest And Hardest Position To Play In Football?What Is The Longest Field Goal Kicked In College Football?What Is The Longest Field Goal Kicked In High School Football?What Is The Most Obscure Rule In Ncaa College Football?What Is The Yellow Line In Football?What It Means To Be A Quarterback In Football?What Makes A Good Wide Receiver In Football?What Position Hikes The Ball In Football?When A Defensive Player Catches A Pass In Football?When Is An Onside Kick No Longer Recoverable By The Kicking Team In Football?When Was The First Touchdown Scored In NFL Football?Where Is Football Most Popular?Who Catches The Ball In Football?Who Created Football In America?Who Is The Best QB In The NFL Football?Who Is The Best Running Back In NFL Football?Who Is The Best Team In American Football?Who Is The First NFL Quarterback To Win 5 Super Bowl Rings In Football?Who Kicks The Ball In Football?Who Protects The Quarterback In Football?Who Was The Heaviest NFL Football Player Ever?

Rules

Football 5-Yard Bump RuleFootball Backward Pass RulesFootball Catching RulesFootball Downed Player RulesFootball Eligibility RulesFootball Eligible Receiver RulesFootball End Zone RulesFootball Forward Pass RulesFootball Forward Progress RulesFootball Pushing RulesFootball Rules And RegulationsFootball Team Roster RulesFootball Timeouts

Scrimmage Downs

Football 1st And 10Football 1st DownFootball 1st Down LineFootball 2nd And 1Football 2nd And 10Football 2nd And GoalFootball 2nd DownFootball 3rd And 1Football 3rd And 10Football 3rd And GoalFootball 3rd And InchesFootball 3rd And LongFootball 3rd DownFootball 4th And 1Football 4th And 10Football 4th And GoalFootball 4th And InchesFootball 4th And LongFootball 4th DownFootball CountFootball Down MarkerFootball Drive MarkerFootball Scrimmage DownsFootball Turnover On DownsWhy Do They Call It First And Goal In American Football?

Skills And Techniques

Football 2-Point StanceFootball 3-Point StanceFootball 4-Point StanceFootball Angle TackleFootball Blindside TackleFootball BlockingFootball Bull RushFootball Crackback BlockFootball Cut Off Block And Angle BlockingFootball Dip And Rip TechniqueFootball Directional KickingFootball Dive Or BlastFootball Down StanceFootball EscapabilityFootball ForkliftFootball Knockout TackleFootball Middle Field Goal BlockFootball Reach BlockFootball ScrambleFootball Short Arming The BallFootball Skills And TechniquesFootball SlideFootball Slide BlockFootball StanceFootball Stand Up StanceFootball Swim TechniqueFootball Trap BlockFootball Two Way Players

Statistics

Football 3rd Down ConversionFootball Conversion PercentageFootball Hang TimeFootball Passer Rating FormulaFootball Percentage Play And KickFootball Red Zone Scoring PercentageFootball Rushing YardsFootball StatisticsFootball Third Down Conversion PercentageFootball Yards Per Rushing Attempt

Strategy

Football 3 And OutFootball Clock ManagementFootball Double FakeFootball Double TeamFootball Field Goal RangeFootball Field Goal Target LineFootball Field PositionFootball Formations ListFootball Fourth Down StrategiesFootball Ground GameFootball HuddlesFootball Icing The KickerFootball IsolationFootball Man On Man BlockingFootball Offensive DrivesFootball One On One Pass RushFootball Option PlayFootball Passing GameFootball Passing ProgressionsFootball Passing ReadsFootball PullingFootball Roll OutFootball Running GameFootball Running LanesFootball SchemeFootball Short Yardage SituationFootball Spread Punt FormationFootball Stemming AroundFootball StrategyFootball Two Gap StyleFootball Zone Block

Team Staff

Football AgentFootball Assistant CoachFootball CoordinatorFootball Defensive CoordinatorFootball Defensive Line CoachFootball General ManagerFootball Head CoachFootball Linebacker CoachFootball Offensive CoordinatorFootball Offensive Line CoachFootball OwnerFootball Practice SquadFootball Quarterback CoachFootball Restricted And Unrestricted Free AgentFootball ScoutsFootball Secondary CoachFootball Special Teams CoachFootball Special Teams CoordinatorFootball Strength CoachFootball Team DoctorFootball Team SquadsFootball Team Staff

The Field

Football 50 Yard LineFootball Artificial TurfFootball Bench AreaFootball Boundary LinesFootball CrossbarFootball Defensive BackfieldFootball End LineFootball End ZoneFootball Field DimensionsFootball Field LineFootball Field Of PlayFootball Field PartsFootball Goal LineFootball Goal PostFootball Green ZoneFootball GridironFootball Hash MarksFootball In BoundsFootball Line Of ScrimmageFootball Midfield TerritoryFootball Out Of BoundsFootball PylonsFootball Red ZoneFootball Restraining LineFootball SidelineFootball The FieldFootball UprightsFootball Yard Lines

Trophies

Football Davey O'Brien AwardFootball Heisman TrophyFootball Lombardi AwardFootball Trophies And Awards ListFootball Vince Lombardi Trophy
ap-728x90

Brett Favre Bio And Facts

Table of Contents

ap-300x600

Brett Favre

Brett Favre was one of the most iconic quarterbacks of the 1990s and early 2000s. Playing the majority of his career as a Green Bay Packer, Favre was quarterback for four different NFL teams over the course of twenty years, started in every single game over an 18 and a half year span, holds records for most pass attempts and game starts, and won Super Bowl XXXI.

As a highschooler, Favre was offered few opportunities to play at the collegiate level. He attended Southern Mississippi, where he saw general success, but he was by no means a collegiate superstar. After Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft, he found his way to the Green Bay Packers in 1992, where he began a 16 year stint as one of the premier quarterbacks in the league.

Favre retired after the 2010 season, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

  • Birthday: October 10, 1969 (10-10-1969)
  • Education: Southern Mississippi
  • Net Worth: Approximately $100 Million
  • Occupation: NFL Quarterback
  • Height: 6'2" (1.88 m)
  • Weight: 222 lbs (100.7 kg)
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Years Active: 1991-2010 (19 years)
  • Career Wins: 186
  • Career Losses: 112
  • Teams: Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings

Social Media

apst-300x250.jpg

Football Career

Brett Favre began his sports career playing baseball and football in middle school, and played quarterback for his highschool team coached by his father. As a youngster, he rarely threw the ball, as his team played a run-oriented style of play well-suited to their dominant running backs. Because of this, he didn't throw the ball often enough to get highly recruited, and the only scholarship offer he received was from Southern Mississippi. Though good in college, Favre was far from superstar status, especially early-on. Scouts started taking notice of Favre after a particularly spectacular upset against then-number 10 Florida State. By the time he graduated, Favre thought himself capable of being drafted in the first round.

Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round. That Falcons team was far from perfect. In fact, it was about as far from an ideal situation for a young rookie as one can get, and Favre was relieved when he ended up in Green Bay for the 1992 season, to begin what would become an incredible career., In his 16 seasons with Green Bay, he garnered 8 Pro Bowl appearances, won three consecutive AP MVP Awards, won a Super Bowl, and Started almost every single game for the 'Packs.

Favre filed for retirement after the 2007 season concluded, but decided to return to football before the start of the 2008 season. After agreeing to part ways with one another, the Packers traded Favre to the New York Jets for the 2008 season, where he had a mediocre season. Favre again decided to retire in April of 2009. However, his career was not quite done yet.

Favre returned for the 2009 season to play for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings managed to advance to the NFC championship game, where Favre set playoff records for passing yards and completions. Favre's final season was 2010, a season wherein he threw his 500th touchdown and 70,000th yard. The date of Favre's official retirement from football is January 17, 2011.

am-300x250.jpg

Titles and Awards

Brett Favre had a career that spanned 20 years and four different teams, and his accolades are an avalanche of achievement. Even today, almost ten years after his retirement, he is the owner of many NFL titles including six-time All-NFC player, MVP three years running, and member of the NFL 1990 All-Decade team. When Favre retired, he was the NFL's all-time passing leader, all-time quarterback wins leader, all-time touchdown pass leader, and was the first quarterback over the age of 40 to win an NFL game. He was perhaps the most decorated quarterback in NFL history at the time of his retirement.

Favre's all-time stats are mind-boggling. With over 300 games, 70,000 passing yards, and 500 touchdowns, he is one of the most accomplished to ever play the position of quarterback. His single-season stats are just as impressive. Favre managed six 4,000-yard seasons, nine seasons with a QB rating over 90.0, nine 30+ touchdown seasons, and appeared in 11 different Pro Bowls.

Brett Favre is an NFL and Green Bay Packers Hall-of-Famer and holds the record for most NFL starts and most pass attempts. Favre was the first NFL quarterback to have at least one win against all 32 NFL franchises, and he was the first NFL quarterback to win a playoff game over the age of 40.

apst-300x250.jpg

Personal Life

Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 10, 1969 to Bonita Ann and Irvin Favre, both of whom were teachers.

Brett Favre's personal life is one that has been scrutinized since he entered the NFL. Favre struggled with addiction for much of his adult life. In 1996, the NFL banned him from drinking alcohol after he revealed his addiction to painkillers, a ban that was the center of much controversy at the time.

Favre had dated his girlfriend Deanna since they were both 14 years old, and the two married in 1996. They have two daughters, and multiple grandchildren.

Brett and Deanna established a charitable foundation, Favre 4 Hope, in 1995. The organization originally provided financial assistance to agencies that provide services for children with disabilities, but after Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Favre 4 Hope has extended its mission to include agencies that help breast cancer survivors as well.

aa-300x250.png

Fun Facts

  • Favre helped coach his local high school team (Oak Grove) after retirement as an assistant. They won the first game that he coached 64-6.
  • Favre is well-known for his incredible performances in the rain and snow. In fact, as a quarterback for Green Bay and Minnesota, his team was always given better odds to win whenever the weather was colder.
  • Brett Favre has a 19-0 record when playing against the Detroit Lions at his home stadium.
  • Favre's foundation has raised over 8 million dollars in donations.
  • Brett Favre's only college football scholarship offer was to Southern Mississippi (where he would eventually attend), and it wasn't to play quarterback, it was to play defensive back!
  • Before Favre's last year of college, he was in a devastating car accident that left him needing major surgery. Just six weeks later, he led his team to an upset win over Alabama.
aa-300x250.png

FAQ

How many times did Brett Favre retire?

Brett Favre retired from professional football no less than three separate times! Retirement speculation started as early as 2002, but in 2008 Favre made his first "official" retirement from football. Favre would return by the start of the next season, however, this time as a New York Jet. After a disappointing career with the Jets, Favre retired again, and yet again returned to football by the start of the next season, this time as a Minnesota Viking. Favre retired for good at the conclusion of the 2010 football season.

How many records does Brett Favre have?

Brett Favre holds many current NFL records, including most consecutive starts, most pass attempts, most interceptions, most playoff starts, most fumbles, and most times sacked. When he retired, he also held records for most passing touchdowns and wins, but those records have since been broken by Drew Brees and Tom Brady. Favre holds almost every important quarterback stat for the Green Bay Packers, both for single-season stats and career stats.

Did Brett Favre win any Super Bowls?

Brett Favre won Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots in 1997. Going into those playoffs, the Packers were tied with the best record in the NFL, at 16-3, compared to the Patriots' 13-6 record. Favre dominated, scoring three touchdowns (including one on the second play of the game) and leading his team to a 35-21 victory. Despite his dominant performance, Favre failed to win Super Bowl MVP.

Favre also led the Packers to the Super Bowl the next year, where they lost to the Denver Broncos 31-24, a massive upset at the time.

How old was Brett Favre when he started playing football?

Favre played many sports as a young boy, including football in eighth grade. His father was the coach of his highschool team, a team which was dominated by very talented running backs. As a result, despite his incredible throwing arm, he passed very little during games, instead opting to run the ball. This lack of passing was one reason why he only received a single scholarship offer after high school.

ap-300x250.png

ap-720x300