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Brett Favre          

Former NFL Quarterback & Hall of Famer

After a stellar college career, quarterback Brett Favre was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL draft. Following his trade to the Green Bay Packers the next year, Favre led the franchise to victory in the Super Bowl XXXI. He was also named the league's MVP three years in a row. After shorter stints with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Favre retired from football after the 2010 season.

As the son of a tough-nosed football coach, Favre demonstrated a gift in his other sport as well. Favre chose the University of Southern Mississippi, in large part because it was the only college to offer him a scholarship.

Favre went on to have a remarkable run with the Packers, turning around the struggling but once-proud franchise into a perennial winner while establishing himself as one of the game's best quarterbacks. Over the course of 16 seasons with the franchise, Favre led the team to a pair of Super Bowls, winning one, and becoming the first NFL player to win three straight MVP awards.

In addition, Favre started every single Packer game from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008. Overall, Favre's ironman streak would run an amazing 297 games, an NFL record.

Favre retired for good at the end of 2011 and returned to Mississippi. He finished with NFL records in passing (71,838) and touchdowns (508), both of which were previously been held by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins.

In 2012, Favre was hired as an assistant football coach at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

He later joined NFL Network for pregame coverage of Super Bowl XLVII.


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