Brett Favre Memorabilia
Brett Favre was not supposed to be an NFL quarterback, nevertheless an NFL legend.
Favre was born in a small town in Western Mississippi. Both of his parents were school teachers at a nearby school. Not exactly the perfect recipe for a football player. However, Brett was always a good athlete and would go on to play Baseball and Football throughout high school. During his high school football career, he would bounce around to multiple positions. It was no secret that he had a good arm, but Favre failed to draw major recruiting offers from Division I programs. Due to his lack of opportunities, Favre would only be given one offer to play quarterback in college.
Favre attended Southern Mississippi University, and at the beginning of Freshman year, he was listed as the 7th string quarterback of the team. He would go on to be magical in practice and earned the starting job just two and a half games into the season. His big moment during college was leading his mid-major school to a victory over powerhouse Florida State, who at the time was ranked 6th in the county. During his senior year, he would also take down powerhouse Alabama to open the 1990 season.
Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the 33rd pick in the 1991 draft. However, then head coach Jerry Glanville felt Favre couldn't move up his depth chart. He would be traded to the Green Bay Packers in early 1992 in exchange for a first-round pick. In Green Bay, he made his mark. He would go on to win three consecutive MVP awards—still the only player in NFL history to complete the feat. Favre also led the Packers to their first Super Bowl victory in 29 years.
Favre was always a player that you could count on. Favre started an NFL record 253 games for the Packers and continuing his streak to 297 games while he went on to play for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings. Favre would finish his career with 11 pro bowl selections, 6 all-pro selections, a member of the 1990s all-decade team, and a member of the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class.