Brett Favre is an American sportsman who got famous following his exploits in American football over the course of his career playing for various teams. Some of these teams include the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New Jersey. Brett proved his worth as a footballer as a quarterback, placekicker, safety and also as a lineman. His playing days are long gone but like every other great NFL stars, Brett is still very much visible in the football scene.
Brett Favre’s Biography (Age)
He was born and named Brett Lorenzo Favre to Bonita Ann and Irvin Ernest Favre in Gulfport, Mississippi on October 10, 1969. Brett was raised alongside his 3 siblings. In as much as his family is American, his origin is traced to France.
While growing up, Brett Favre went to the Hancock North Central High School where he found love in baseball and basketball. His consistency and skills displayed at practice became the leverage with which he got noticed by spectators as well as his father who was a coach. As a result, Brett’s dad became his personal trainer, helped him to groom his athletic skills and weaned him all the way through. In a short time, Brett became the subject of discussion which subsequently prompted his recommendation to the University of Southern Mississippi assistant football coach.
While at the University of Southern Mississippi where he enrolled on a football scholarship, Brett Favre honed his skills the more. He played quarterback as opposed to the defensive back just as the school coach recommended.
Following an impressive college career, Brett Favre started his professional career in 1991. He signed a contract of $1.4 million with a signing bonus of $350, 000. In 1992, Brett Favre got a deal to play for the Green Bay ParkerS even after he was diagnosed with avascular necrosis of hips. While playing for the Green Bay Packers, he impressed a lot as he did in college. He became the first and only NFL player to win three consecutive AP MVP awards among a host of other laudable achievements.
Brett Favre continued to play season after season and never relented in his input in games. Some of his notable accomplishments at this time included winning his second MVP awards and giving the Parkers their best season in 30 years, he threw for 3,899 yards, and a career-high touchdown allowed pass (third highest ever at the time). He was part of the reason that the Parkers had the longest streak of non-losing seasons in NFL and no playoff berths in either 1999 or 2000.
Brett signed with the New York Jets after he left the Parkers in 2008, joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and retired in 2011. Upon his retirement, he served as a coach in Oak Grove (2012), joined the board of directors of Sqour in 2013, and got inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame.
Brett Favre’s Family: Wife, and Daughters
In 1996, Brett Favre got married to his long-time girlfriend, Deanna Tynes years after they met while in high school. The couple has two daughters, Brittany, and Breleigh who were born in 1988 and 1999 respectively. Brett Favre has a nephew who is also a good footballer. Dylan plays a quarterback.
His Height and Weight
Most footballers are known for their athletic body and are required to stay fit all the time. In the case of Brett Favre, there are no exceptions. He has an athletic physique and stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m) and weighs 101kg.
Other Facts About Brett Favre
- His family is known for their athletic skills. Like Favre, Dylan (his nephew) was a quarterback in American football, and his second daughter is a volleyball player.
- Brett Favre’s wife, Deanne survived Breast cancer after a series of treatments. She now has foundations which center on the ailment.
- A day after he lost his dad in 2003, Brett got on the field and played football. In the game, he completed 73.3% of his passes and finished the game with a passer rating of 154.9 with a perfect 158.3 rating with four touchdowns as well as 250 yards passing by halftime. A record made by only four other passers in NFL history.
- Brett Favre became the first NFL player to complete 5,000 passes.
- While a footballer, his first daughter, Brittany put to bed. Thus, he became the first active player to be a grandfather. He was a one-time addict of Vicodin.
- He appeared in the 1998 romantic comedy film, There’s Something About Mary.
- In addition to this, he has a film about his time in the NFL titled NFL: Brett Favre Forever.