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Brett Favre

Brett Favre
Favre with the Packers 2006
CaptionFavre with the Packers 2006
Width200
Number4
PositionQuarterback
Birth DateOctober 10, 1969(age 45)
Birth PlaceGulfport, Mississippi
Heightft6
Heightin2
Weight222
HighschoolHancock North Central
CollegeSouthern Mississippi
Draftyear1991
Draftround2
Draftpick33
Debutyear1991
DebutteamAtlanta Falcons
Finalyear2010
FinalteamMinnesota Vikings
Teams *Atlanta Falcons (1991) *Green Bay Packers (1992 2007) *New York Jets (2008) *Minnesota Vikings (2009 2010)
Highlights * Rated #20 NFL Player of all-time by NFL.com as of 2009 season *11× Pro Bowl selection (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009) *3× First-team All-Pro selection (1995, 1996, 1997) *3× Second-team All-Pro selection (2001, 2002, 2007) *3× AP NFL MVP (1995 1997) *5× NFC Player of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2007) *2× NFC Champion (1996, 1997) *Super Bowl champion (XXXI) *NFL 1990s All-Decade Team *Career achievements, honors, records and statistics
Statweek17
Statseason2010
Statlabel1TD INT
Statvalue1508 336
Statlabel2Yards
Statvalue271,838
Statlabel3QB Rating
Statvalue386.0
NflFAV540222

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Brett Lorenzo Favre ( ; born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992 2007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009 2010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. He officially retired on January 17, 2011.

Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.

Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, and started every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs).

He is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times (1995 97). He has led teams to eight division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009), five NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, 2009), and two Super Bowl appearances (Super Bowl XXXI, Super Bowl XXXII), winning one (Super Bowl XXXI).

He holds many NFL records, including most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most consecutive starts by a quarterback, most career victories as a starting quarterback, most sacked, and most fumbles. He is often referred to by his nickname "The Gunslinger".


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