Most kids often find it hard living up to the legacies of their illustrious parents. It is only a select few who do not crumble under the weight of these expectations, but go on to make a name for themselves. One person who definitely belongs to the latter category is Breleigh Favre, the daughter of legendary NFL quarterback, Brett Favre. She is capably following in her father’s footsteps and is an outstanding volleyball player. Read on to know more about the younger Favre.
Breleigh Favre Biography (Age)
Breleigh Ann Favre was born on the 13th of July 1999 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Caucasian. Favre grew up in Hattiesburg and attended Oak Grove High School. She initially got involved in volleyball, due to the influence of her elder sister, and started playing in the sixth grade. She played in different cities such as Green Bay and Minneapolis, and it eventually became a passion of hers. Breleigh Favre played four years of high school volleyball during which she was quite outstanding and received several awards. They include MVP at the Mississippi All-Star game, All-State first-team selection (2016) and All-State second-team selection (2014).
In her senior year alone, the media personality recorded 300 kills and 52 service aces on her way to being named the Lamar Times Pine player of the year. Following her magnificent exploits in high school, Breleigh Favre was heavily recruited by several colleges. She, however, chose to continue her family tradition and enrolled at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017. At Southern Miss, Favre majored in biology and was also a notable member of the school’s volleyball program
Favre hails from one of Mississippi’s most illustrious families. Her father is the legendary quarterback, Brett Favre. He was born on the 10th of October 1969 in Mississippi. He played high school and college football before being drafted into the NFL in 1991. Brett would go on to spend 20 years in the league during which he won several accolades. They include Super Bowl champion, Pro-Bowl selection (11 times), First Team All-Pro (3 times), AP NFL Most Valuable Player of the year (3 times). At the time of his retirement, Brett led the NFL in passing yards, passing touchdowns and quarterback wins. He has since been inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Breleigh Favre also has an accomplished mom in the person of Deanna Favre. Deanna was born on the 28th of December 1968 in Gulfport, Mississippi. She is equally athletically-gifted and played both college basketball and softball. Deanna attended a community college in Poplarville before transferring to USM where she obtained a degree in exercise science. Favre’s parents are quite proud of her accomplishments and often attend her games.
The couple are also committed to promoting volleyball in the American South. The Favres are building a volleyball facility at Southern Miss in order to support the school’s athletic program. The facility will feature two practice courts as well as a main court with 1000-sitting capacity. The edifice will also have a training room, fitness, and locker rooms as well as a multipurpose mezzanine.
Breleigh Favre has only one sibling; an elder sister named Brittany. The two sisters differ in that Favre is quiet, timid and reserved while her elder sister is quite driven and outspoken. Brittany was born on the 6th of February 1989. She studied law at Loyola University’s College of Law and graduated in May 2015. She is now a sports and entertainment lawyer and is based in Hattiesburg. Brittany Favre has two sons namely Alex and AJ, and is married to her long-time beau Patrick Valkenburg.
Other facts about Breleigh Favre
Her hobbies include snow skiing and playing the piano.
She was a regular honor roll student during her time at Oak Grove High School.
Her mom is a breast cancer survivor and has since established the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation. The foundation supports breast cancer research as well as the provision of diagnostic services.
Her father’s No 4 jersey was retired by the Green Bay Packers in 2015
She has Creole and Choctaw Native American ancestry through her father.
Favre recorded 17 kills and 8 blocks in her freshman year at Southern Miss.