51 Facts About Brett Favre

1. Brett Favre made a cameo appearance in the 1998 romantic comedy film There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz's character's former love interest.

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2. In 2013, Brett Favre joined the Board of Directors of Sqor, a sport social media platform.

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3. In May 2014, it was announced that Brett Favre would continue to help out at Oak Grove, but would no longer be offensive coordinator.

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4. In December 2013, with Brett Favre still serving as the offensive coordinator, Oak Grove High School won the Class 6A Mississippi high school state championship.

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5. In 2012, Brett Favre became the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School.

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6. In 2009, Brett Favre surpassed defensive end Jim Marshall for starts at any position with his record-breaking 271st start as a quarterback as the Vikings played the Lions.

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7. Brett Favre failed to finish a game due to injury on only eight occasions since taking control of the Packers as quarterback.

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8. Brett Favre holds the record for the most consecutive starts by any player in the NFL with 297, which is one of four quarterback streaks of at least 200 consecutive games in NFL history.

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9. Brett Favre owns a number of team records, including having printed his name into almost every passing category in the annals of Green Bay Packers history.

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10. On February 6, 2016, Brett Favre was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2016.

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11. Brett Favre was inducted by the Green Bay Packers into the team Hall of Fame in July 2015.

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12. Brett Favre was the analyst for his alma mater, Southern Miss, when they played the Rice Owls on October 1, 2011.

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13. Brett Favre turned down the offer, telling WSPZ radio in Washington, DC that he has suffered memory loss and that he feared it was related to the multiple concussions he suffered throughout his career.

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14. On January 17, 2011, Brett Favre officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL.

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15. On January 2, 2011, Brett 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.

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16. Brett Favre started a total of 321 games including post-season appearances.

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17. Brett Favre missed the rest of the game and was replaced by Tarvaris Jackson, who helped lead the Vikings to victory despite throwing three interceptions.

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18. Brett Favre threw for his 500th touchdown and 70,000th yard against the New York Jets.

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19. On February 11, 2009, Brett Favre informed the Jets that he was retiring after 18 seasons.

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20. Brett Favre had complained of shoulder pain and had an MRI performed on December 29, 2008, which revealed a torn biceps tendon in his right shoulder.

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21. In those five games, Brett Favre threw eight interceptions and only two touchdown passes, bringing his season total to twenty-two of each.

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22. Brett Favre formally filed for reinstatement with the NFL on July 29, 2008, and his petition was granted by Commissioner Goodell, effective August 4, 2008.

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23. Brett Favre spoke publicly for the first time about his potential comeback in a July 14, 2008, interview with Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.

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24. On July 11, 2008, Brett Favre sent a letter to the Packers asking for his unconditional release to allow him to play for another NFL team.

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25. On July 2, 2008, it was reported that Brett Favre was in contact with the Packers about a possible return to the team.

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26. Brett Favre said during the conference, "I know I can play, but I don't think I want to.

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27. At his press conference, Brett Favre openly wept about leaving the NFL.

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28. Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes for his 63rd career game with at least three touchdowns, surpassing Marino's former record of 62.

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29. Brett Favre joined Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to do this, just the week after the two of them achieved the accomplishment.

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30. Brett Favre began the 2007 season trailing in a number of career NFL passing records.

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31. Brett Favre became the first player ever to complete 5,000 passes in his career.

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32. Brett Favre connected with rookie wide receiver Greg Jennings on a 5-yard pass that Jennings turned into a 75-yard touchdown play during a win against the Detroit Lions.

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33. Brett Favre elected to continue to play in the 2005 season.

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34. Brett Favre had two significant touchdown streaks of note during the season.

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35. Brett Favre was named AP co-MVP of the league along with Detroit Lions' running back Barry Sanders, his third straight award.

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36. Brett Favre led the Packers to their best season in 30 years in the 1996 season, winning his second consecutive MVP award in the process.

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37. Brett Favre had his first career 400 yard passing game and led the NFC in pass attempts, pass completions, and pass interceptions.

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38. Brett Favre started every Packers game from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008, a streak of 253 games.

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39. Brett Favre took one other snap, which resulted in a sack for an eleven-yard loss.

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40. Brett Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round with the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft.

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41. Brett Favre earned a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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42. Brett Favre capped a six-and-a-half-minute drive with the game-winning touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining.

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43. Brett Favre started ten games during his freshman year and won six of them.

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44. Brett Favre rarely threw more than five passes in a game.

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45. Brett Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighth-grader and earned five varsity letters.

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46. Brett Favre was the second of four children and attended Hancock North Central High School, where he played baseball and football.

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47. Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Bonita Ann and Irvin Ernest Favre, and raised in the small town of Kiln.

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48. Brett Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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49. Brett Favre played for the Packers for 16 years before being traded to the Jets for the 2008 season and spending his final two seasons with the Vikings.

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50. Brett Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 NFL season and started every game through the 2007 season.

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51. Brett Favre was the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, throw for 70,000 yards, complete 6,000 passes, and attempt 10,000 passes.

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