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LTC Stephen F.
Edited 5 y ago
Thank you my friend Maj Marty Hogan for making us aware that October 10 is the anniversary of the birth of former American football quarterback Brett Lorenzo Favrewho spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL)
Happy 49th Birthday Brett Lorenzo Favre

Background from imdb.com/name/nm0269442/bio
"Brett Favre Biography
Overview) | Mini Bio | Spouse | Trade Mark (6) | Trivia (29)

Born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi, USA
Birth Name Brett Lorenzo Favre
Nickname Country
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio )
Until the start of the 2008 Season, Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers' starting Quarterback since joining the team in 1992. He joins Joe Montana in being the only players to win back-to-back MVP awards. Favre led the Packers to three consecutive playoff appearances (for the first time since the 1960s) including a Superbowl win in 1996. Raised in Kiln, Mississippi, Favre was both a baseball and a football star, lettering in both sports. On July 14, 1996, Favre married long-time girlfriend Deanna Tynes after a 12-year courtship.
Traded to the Green Bay Packers before the beginning of the 1992 NFL season, Favre was an unknown backup until starting quarterback Don Majkowski turned his ankle in week 3 against the Cincinatti Bengals. Already trailing, Favre led the Packers to a thrilling comeback, culminating in a long touchdown pass to Kittrick Taylor as time expired. Since the following game, he has never missed a start as the Packers' quarterback. He was the league's MVP award following the 1995 season; however, he announced in the spring of 1996 that he was addicted to the painkiller Vicodin and voluntarily entered the NFL substance-abuse program. He returned for the fall season and single-handedly made the Packers the league's #1 offense. He won his second MVP award, and the team won the Super Bowl. In 1997, the Packers lost in the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos, but Favre won his unprecedented 3rd MVP award this season, sharing it with Detroit running back Barry Sanders. As of the end of the 2004 regular season, Favre ranks 3rd in NFL history in passing yardage (49,734), attempts (7004), wins (135), 2nd in completions (4,306), TD passes (376), and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (36). His 253 consecutive starts (275 playoff) is by far the most by an NFL quarterback and is second among all positions, all-time (Jim Marshall, 282). Established the Brett Favre Forward Foundation in 1996; over the past nine years, in conjunction with his annual golf tournament, celebrity softball game and fund-raising dinners, foundation has donated in excess of $1.5 million to charities in his home state of Mississippi as well as to those in his adopted state of Wisconsin. Favre retired from the NFL on March 4, 2008, at the age of 38.

Spouse Deanna Favre (14 June 1996 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (6)
1. #4
2. Legendary Toughness
3. Cannon Arm
4. Gun Slinger
5. Costly Interceptions
6. Yearly "Retirements"

Trivia (29)
1. NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers)
2. Became the first NFL player ever to be named the MVP three times. (27 December 1997)
3. Daughters, Brittany Favre-Mallion (b. February 6, 1989) and Breleigh Favre (b. July 13, 1999).
4. Earned five letters in baseball and three in football at Hancock North Central High School (Kiln, MS). His father, Irvin, was his coach.
5. Entered the Menninger Clinic (Topeka, Kansas) for addiction to painkillers. (May 1996)
6. Selected 33rd overall of the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. On 10 February 1992, the Falcons sent Favre to the Green Bay Packers for the Packers' #1 pick in the upcoming draft. Falcons coach Jerry Glanville called Favre a "train wreck" after he missed the team picture during training camp because he had partied too hard the night before. The quarterback had 2 interceptions and 0 completions in 5 attempts in his short stint with Atlanta. (20 April 1991).
7. (December 22, 2003) In one of the most courageous performances in sports history, reeling from the sudden death of his beloved father, Irvin, one day earlier, he threw for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 41-7 rout of the defending AFC champion Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.
8. One the lowest points of his career came in 1991 when he was with the Falcons and he missed the team photo. When asked where he was, Brett, who had been drinking the night before, made up an excuse that he was stuck in traffic behind a train wreck. Falcons coach Jerry Glanville shot back, "Son, you are a train wreck!" The following February, Brett was traded to the Packer for a first-round draft choice.
9. Won the Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 1997.
10. Was Men's Journal's "Toughest Man in America" in 2004.
11. Was voted the "Favorite Player to Watch on Sunday" in the TV Guide Viewer's Poll in 2004.
12. Favorite music artist is Tim McGraw.
13. His first completion thrown in the NFL was to himself.
14. Noted fans include Tony Shalhoub, Pat Morita, and Milwaukee Brewers ace Ben Sheets.
15. He was so unheralded coming out of college that, when he was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, the broadcasters called him Brett "Favor" (his last name is pronounced "Färv"). In his rookie season, he did the Falcons no "favors," completing no passes and throwing two interceptions in five attempts. He was traded to Green Bay in the off-season.
16. On September 30, 2007, he became the NFL leader in touchdown passes thrown in a career. The recipient was 2nd-year wide receiver Greg Jennings in a divisional contest against the host Minnesota Vikings. It was his 421st career touchdown toss, eclipsing Dan Marino's mark of 420.
17. Named Sports Illustrated's 2007 Sportsman of the Year (4 December 2007).
18. Was traded from the Falcons after then-Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville was convinced Favre would never make it in the NFL. Coincidentally, Glanville hasn't coached in the NFL since.
19. Announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday March 4, 2008.
20. Came out of retirement in July 2008 with the intention of being starting quarterback for the Packers, but meetings with Packers leadership derailed hope of staying in Green Bay. He was traded to the New York Jets on August 6, 2008.
21. Cover athlete on Madden NFL 2009 (2008).
22. At age 39 he turned back on his retirement plans for the second time signing with his longtime Green Bay rival, The Minnesota Vikings. His two year Vikings contract will pay him $12 million for the 2009 season and $13 million in 2010.
23. Became a grandfather when his daughter, Brittany, gave birth to a son, Parker Brett [April 7, 2010].
24. Preparing to head to New Orleans to face the Saints in the NFC Championship Game. [January 2010]
25. He was traded from the Packers to the Jets. [August 2008]
26. He has Cajun (French), some Swiss-German and Spanish, and approximately 1/128th Choctaw Native American, ancestry. Brett's five times great-grandfather, Simon Favre, was a noted interpreter and linguist, and Brett's five times great-grandmother, Pistikiokonay, was Simon's Choctaw mistress.
27. Inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2015.
28. Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, his first year of eligibility.
29. Induced into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

A Football Life - Brett Favre

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LTC Stephen C.
Edited 5 y ago
I've never met Favre, Maj Marty Hogan, but I have been on the Southern Mississippi campus many times. I lived in New Orleans (Slidell actually) in the mid-late eighties and attended a two week phase of the Army Command and General Staff Officer Course at the university.
The campus is really quaint and quite pretty, although I can't say the same for the city of Hattiesburg. The football stadium seems like it's right in the middle of campus. Unfortunately, we were billeted in Elam Arms, which was a roach infested off campus dormitory (it had already been scheduled for demolition). Many nights, I jumped in the car and drove the 80 miles to my home in Slidell rather than stay in the dorm! SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth COL Mikel J. Burroughs
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Great share sir, have a great afternoon.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Excellent quarterback and fun to watch
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