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Brett Favre was in his 73rd day of his age when his father died.

Over a 26-minute period (from 2:51pm to 3:17pm) Favre led the Packers on a 99-yard touchdown drive utilizing a hurry-up offense despite leading their game 35–17 culminating on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Bill Schroeder, and then shortly thereafter threw a 43-yard pass down to the one-yard line to set up another score. [152] On December 5, 2010, in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Favre was hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats while making a throw, causing him to sustain a sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder. [219] He is also known to respond to requests made to his foundation regarding youth with serious illnesses such as cancer. [56], On March 1, 2001, Favre signed a 10-year contract extension worth around $100 million. [143] The Vikings finished with a 12–4 record and earned a first-round bye. [151] On November 7, 2010, in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, Favre threw for a career-high 446 yards while rallying the Vikings from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to win in overtime. Brett Favre was in his 73 rd day of his age when his father died. [1] He led teams to eight division championships, five NFC Championship Games, and two Super Bowl appearances: Super Bowl XXXI and Super Bowl XXXII. He passed for 244 yards and four passing touchdowns in the 38–26 victory. [10] Favre started ten games during his freshman year and won six of them. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. As a result, in the three years Brett was on the team, his father ran the wishbone, a run-oriented offense. Favre recalled later. He is of part French ancestry. [18][20], According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and other sources, during the physical after the trade, Favre was diagnosed with avascular necrosis of the hip, the same degenerative condition that ended running back Bo Jackson's football career, and doctors recommended his physical be failed, which would nullify the trade. [13], Favre earned a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the University of Southern Mississippi. [220], The Favre family once owned and operated the Brett Favre's Steakhouse and later changed names to the "Hall of Fame Chophouse", located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and as of 2018 is closed. In October 2004, ten months after the death of Favre's father, his brother-in-law, Casey Tynes, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Favre's Mississippi property.
After a lengthy meeting with head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, however, both sides agreed it was time for Favre and the organization to part ways. Favre won an ESPY Award for his Monday Night Football performance. The Vikings suffered their first setback against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 27–17 loss. A grand jury in Hinds County indicted MCEC founder, Nancy New, and her son Zach in the scheme. [93][94] He 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. [42] Favre passed for a career-high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5, which was the highest of his career until he recorded a rating of 107.2 during the 2009 season. Family members linked to this person will appear here. In conjunction with his annual golf tournament, celebrity softball game and fundraising dinners, the foundation has donated more than $2 million to charities in his home state of Mississippi as well as to those in his adopted state of Wisconsin. The defense also set a then NFL record for the fewest touchdowns allowed in a 16-game season with 19. [119], The Packers had announced plans to retire Favre's #4 jersey in the 2008 season opener. 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. [125] However, the Jets lost four of the last five games of the season, including the final game against the Miami Dolphins, who had acquired quarterback Chad Pennington after he was released from the Jets to make room for Favre. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. In March 2009, the Packers indicated that the team still intends to retire Favre's number, but due to the circumstances surrounding his departure from the team, no timeline had been set.[121].
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.

Oops, something didn't work. [173][182][183][184][185], Brett Favre had significant stretches of success against his division rivals having won an NFL record 11 consecutive road games against the Chicago Bears,[61][186] and a perfect 19–0 won-lost record against the Detroit Lions at home, also an NFL record. A system error has occurred.

[230], In 1996, Favre was temporarily banned by the NFL from drinking alcohol[231] after he admitted he was addicted to Vicodin[232] and spent 46 days at a drug rehab clinic before the start of the season. And the Packers concluded that it would be the mother of all mistakes if Aaron Rodgers got away without being properly evaluated as a starter. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. [117], Packers team president Mark Murphy met with Favre on July 30 in Hattiesburg, Miss. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. We have set your language to Despite earlier comments that the 2006 season would be his last, Favre announced in a press conference on May 6, 2006, that he had not ruled out the possibility of returning beyond the 2006 season. The Packers lost the NFC Championship game to the Dallas Cowboys, marking the third year in a row the Packers season was ended by the Cowboys in the playoffs. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Favre's milestone 2007 season culminated with his selection to the 2008 Pro Bowl as the starting quarterback for the NFC, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw from the game.[102]. And that's really what it comes down to. In fact, playing in Soldier Field against the arch-rival Bears in the season finale, Favre was given a standing ovation in the closing seconds of the Packer victory as a show of respect from Chicago fans to their longtime nemesis.

His game against the Raiders the following night was 73 days after his birthday: Irvin Favre died at the age of 58 Please try again later. Six weeks after this incident, on September 8, Favre led Southern Miss to a comeback victory over Alabama. [citation needed], In 1999, Favre worked with NASCAR driver Dale Jarrett to operate Jarrett/Favre Motorsports in the Busch Series, which lasted two seasons. According to Bob McGinn in the Journal Sentinel, after the conclusion of the 2007 season, "Just about everyone who counted in the football department reached the conclusion that Favre could never win another championship. Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Bonita Ann (née French) and Irvin Ernest Favre,[3] and raised in the small town of Kiln.

As a rattled Favre was helped to his feet by Vikings' athletic trainer Eric Sugarman, he asked, "Suge, what are the Bears doing here?". He finished the season with 3,867 passing yards, 35 touchdown passes, 16 interceptions, and a passer rating of 92.6. Favre inactive for season finale", "Sunday Morning Quarterback: Brett Favre's memory loss puts a high-profile face on NFL's concussion problem", "Favre to be color analyst for Southern Miss game", "Brett Favre joins NFL Network's Super Bowl coverage team", "NFL Network "trying all the time" to get Brett Favre on the air", "NFL's All-Time Team: Tom Brady, Joe Montana top quarterbacks", "Brett Favre, Ken Stabler, Marvin Harrison among Hall's 2016 class", "Brett Favre praises staff and team at Packers Hall of Fame induction", "NFL Games Started Career Leaders (since 1960)", "Favre in the playoffs: The Packer Years, and beyond", "Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Passing", "The Cold Hard Facts of Bad-Weather Football", "12 Reasons Why Brett Favre Deserves More Credit: The King of the Cold Weather Game", "Favre has been a conqueror of cold weather", "Falcons' greatest moment, No. Senator Thad Cochran in his race against State Senator Chris McDaniel, a "tea party" favorite. [237], MVP (x3) and Super Bowl seasons (1995–97), Later career and personal tragedies (2003–2006), Southern Miss Golden Eagles starting quarterbacks, Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player Award, passing for at least two touchdowns in twelve consecutive games, at least one touchdown pass in 36 consecutive games, consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass in the post season, most consecutive starts by any player in the NFL with 297 (321 including playoffs), four quarterback streaks of at least 200 consecutive games, "Mississippi Choctaw chief to speak at Brett Favre Day", "Raised On Grit: Favre was toughened by brothers, dad", "A visit with ex-Southern Miss QB Austin Davis at the NFL Scouting Combine", "2008 Southern Miss Football Media Guide", "Atlanta Falcons at Washington Redskins - November 10th, 1991", "What, his hip? For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Favre led the Packers to an 11–5 record, Green Bay's best record in nearly thirty years. [188], The Pro Football Hall of Fame has as an exhibit displaying the jersey Favre wore during his record-breaking 117th consecutive start as a quarterback, and a section of their website devoted to what the Hall of Fame calls an "Iron man". Seeming to contradict statements made by his agent, Bus Cook, Favre said that his decision to retire was based on the fact that he did not want to play anymore. However, after much debate, he returned for the 2007 season, during which his future was once again in doubt and an oft-discussed topic, with many in the media speculating that if the Packers made the Super Bowl, Favre would indeed retire and hand the reins to the unproven but talented Aaron Rodgers, who was drafted two years earlier as Favre's heir-apparent. But I know he was watching tonight. [50] Favre and the Packers failed for the first time since 1994 to at least reach the NFC Championship.

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