Highly accomplished in football, Brett Favre is a former NFL star whose career has been decorated with a Super Bowl title, 11 Pro Bowls, and many other achievements. He spent two decades in the league playing for different clubs including the Green Bay Packers with which he spent most of his time and Minnesota Vikings with which he wrapped off his superb career. There are a lot of things that people have shown interest in knowing about this athlete, read about them below.
Brett Favre Bio & Age
The former NFL lord was born Brett Lorenzo Favre in the town of Gulfport in Mississippi on the 10th of October 1969. He is the second of four sons of Bonita and Irvin who were both working at the Hancock County School District as teachers.
Brett began to play football and baseball while attending the Hancock North Central High school. He played virtually all positions on the field and his father being the coach of his school team encouraged him to run the wishbone, a game plan that was offense-oriented.
After High school, Favre was offered a Sports Scholarship by the University of Southern Mississippi at the urging of coach Mchale who was an assistant coach at the university. In one of the games which would eventually shoot him to limelight in college, he dragged his team to a win from behind even though he had had a hangover from the previous night against Tulane University; this was in 1987.
In July 1990, Brett Favre was involved in a fatal accident close to his parents’ house and while in the ambulance with his mom, all he was asking was if he still can play football. He went through a surgery and six weeks later, he would lead his team to victory against Alabama. The Alabama coach described Favre as a ‘larger than life’ player because of his display on the field of play.
As at the end of his schooling at southern University Mississippi, Favre held several football records for the school until his records were overthrown in 2011 by Austin Davis. Brett Favre played over 613 games and had over 15 games where he compiled over 200 passing yards. He finished in 1991 with a degree in special education.
Favre joined the Atlanta Falcons in July 1991, the move didn’t favor him as the head coach of the team didn’t want him there. The next year, he moved to Green Bay Packers where he played most of his best games for over 16 seasons. During his time with the team, he won three consecutive MVPs. This was the first and only time the feat was ever achieved. He also led the team to 2 super bowls, winning one while he established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game. Also, he started every single game for the team running from September 1992 to January 2008 which was a streak that spanned over 297 games.
In the same year (2008), Brett was thinking of retiring but he later decided to join the New York Jets. The season didn’t go too well as the team lost four out of their five games and they missed the playoffs.
In 2009, Brett Favre was released by New York Jets and was signed by Minnesota Vikings. His career was rejuvenated there as he threw 33 touchdowns and at the end of the season, he was named to his 11th Pro Bowl having won 10 in Green Bay Packers. He retired in 2011.
After his NFL career, Favre was appointed as the Assistant Football Coach at the Oak Grove High school in Hattiesburg. In 2013, he joined the board of directors for Sqor, A social media that links athletes with their fans.
His Net Worth
Brett Favre is often considered as one of the greatest players of the NFL and with a lucrative career spanning almost 20 years, he had several endorsements with brands such as Nike, Snapper, Remington, Sears, Sensodyne, Mastercard, Hyundai, and Wrangler.
The Packers Hall of Famer also has businesses including the Brett Favre Steakhouse located in Green Bay Wisconsin. With all these and others, he is estimated to have a net worth of over $100 million.
His Wife, Daughter and Family
Brett Favre was dating Deanna Tynes when she gave birth to their first daughter named Brittany in 1989. They got married in 1996 and added a second daughter named Breliegh to their family in 1999.
He had his first grandson named Parker Brett in 2010 through Brittany while he was still in active football. As at then, there was no NFL player that had a grandchild.
What Is Brett Favre’s Height?
Looking at his height, Brett is a tall man who stands at 6 ft 2 in (1.88 meters) and weighs 101 kilograms. There is no doubt that he had the perfect body for the game and, he has been able to maintain a good physique since he retired.