Brett Favre Bio
The life on and off the football field for quarterback Brett Lorenzo Favre is chronicled in the Brett Favre bio. The Mississippi native began his career in the National Football League in 1991 and played nearly twenty seasons, leaving the league as the leader in numerous statistical categories.
Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi. After attending Hancock North Central High School, Favre played college football with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team in the NCAA. Despite nearly ending his career with a car crash in 1990, he left the school as a statistical leader in many offensive categories.
Brett Favre entered the National Football League in 1991. He was selected 33rd overall in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. The quarterback saw little action as a rookie and was traded to the Green Bay Packers for a first-round draft pick.
Considered by some to be the prime of his career, Brett Favre spent sixteen-consecutive seasons with the Packers, during which he played in 255 of 256 games. Also during that time, Favre earned three Associated Press Most Valuable Player Awards in 1995, 1996 and 1997, eleven Pro Bowl selections, two National Football Conference Championships in 1996 and 1997, and a Super Bowl title as he helped the Packers defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI in 1997.
In early 2008, Brett Favre announced a retirement from the National Football League. That did not last long though as he later returned to the field as a member of the New York Jets via a trade. Favre led the Jets to a 9-7 record, but the team did not qualify for the NFL Playoffs. After another drama session involving a retirement and return, Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. That season, the Vikings went 12-4 during the year and reached the NFC Championship Game, which they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
For the third-consecutive season, news crews followed at Favre once again retired and returned, again joining the Minnesota Vikings. His season, and ultimately his career, was cut short later in the year when the quarterback dealt with a shoulder injury and concussion symptoms.
Favre's 2010 season was also marred by allegations of improper contact with Jenn Sterger, an employee of the New York Jets. Though the league eventually ruled no improper conduct occurred, he was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with the investigation.
On January 17, 2011, the football portion of the Brett Favre's biography ended when he officially filed papers with the NFL for his retirement. Favre left the league with dozens of NFL and Green Bay Packers records, including consecutive starts by a quarterback, wins by a starting quarterback, passing touchdowns, passing yards and pass completions.