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Brett Favre

Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. He played in college at Southern Mississippi for four years before getting drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft as the 33rd overall pick. After only one season, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers, where he spent the majority of his 20-year NFL career. With the Packers, he won three straight NFL Championships, two Super Bowl appearances including winning Super Bowl XXXI, three straight NFL Most Valuable Player awards from 1995-1997, and participated in 11 Pro Bowls. Favre spent the 2008 season on the New York Jets and his final two seasons, 2009 and 2010, playing for the Minnesota Vikings. He retired as the NFL’s all-time leading passer and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2016 class and the Packers Hall of Fame in 2015.


Favre married high school sweetheart Deanna in 1996. Before marrying him, Deanna made him go to rehab to treat addiction to painkillers. She also stood by his side as he battled alcoholism and unfaithfulness. Deanna overcame breast cancer in 2004. The couple runs the Favre 4 Hope foundation and has two daughters, Breleigh, a volleyball player at her dad’s alma mater, and Brittany Favre-Mallion, a law school graduate, mother of two sons—Parker and AJ—and wife to husband Alex.

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Brett Favre
Tebow & Bush Aren't Best CFB Players Ever ... Here's Who Is

Tim Tebow and Reggie Bush are NOT the greatest college football players ever ... so says Brett Favre, who tells TMZ Sports that honor belongs to Southern Miss QB Reggie Collier. "Not only is… READ MORE >

Brett Favre Calls Aaron Rodgers 'Best Player In NFL'

Brett Favre
Aaron Rodgers Is 'Best Player In NFL'

Brett Favre says he was surprised Mike McCarthy wasn't more successful as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers ... because his QB, Aaron Rodgers, is "the best player in the game." "I just… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Brett Favre Says He's Not Right For Packers Job, But I Know Who Is!

Brett Favre
I'm Not Right For Packers Job ... But I Know Who Is!

Sorry, Packers fans ... Brett Favre says he's almost certainly not coming back to coach Green Bay -- but he does know who should ... DOUG PEDERSON!!! Favre is actually a candidate to replace the… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Brett Favre Picks Patrick Mahomes Over Drew Brees For MVP

Brett Favre
Drew Brees Is Great ... But Mahomes Is My MVP!

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- 167 days ago
Jessie James Decker Cool With Her Kids Playing Football, Dad Will Teach 'Em!!

Jessie James Decker
Cool With Her Kids Playing Football ... Dad Will Teach 'Em!!

Brett Favre wouldn't allow it ... neither would Barack Obama, LeBron James and Adrian Peterson -- but Eric Decker WILL let his kids play football when they grow up -- so says his famous… READ MORE >

- 228 days ago
Dick Vermeil Says Patrick Mahomes Is MVP Bound, No One Can Throw Like Him!

Dick Vermeil
Patrick Mahomes Is MVP Bound! ... No One Can Throw Like Him!

Brett Favre, John Elway, Tony Romo ... NONE of these dudes had the ability to chuck the pigskin like Patrick Mahomes does -- so says ex-Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil. "His overall… READ MORE >

- 233 days ago
Brett Favre Says He Loves Conor McGregor, Predicts He'll Beat Khabib

Brett Favre
Huge Conor McGregor Fan ... He'll Beat Khabib!!

Brett Favre frickin' LOVES Conor McGregor ... and says he's super pumped for the Khabib Nurmagomedov mega-fight. Oh yeah ... and he told us who's gonna win too. TMZ Sports recently… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Ex-Packers Star Says Aaron Rodgers Better Than Favre & Starr If He Wins Another Ring

Ex-Packers Star
Rodgers Better Than Favre & Starr ... If He Wins Another Ring

Ex-NFL DB Nick Collins -- Aaron Rodgers' AND Brett Favre's former teammate in Green Bay -- says with one more ring ... Rodgers will be the best Packer QB to ever live. "If he wins the Super… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Brett Favre Says Aaron Rodgers Is Worth $134 Mil Deal, He's A Top 5 Player All-Time!

Brett Favre
Aaron Rodgers Worth $134 Mil Deal He's A Top 5 Player Ever!

Brett Favre tells TMZ Sports if there's one player in the NFL who deserves the biggest deal in league history -- it's Aaron Rodgers ... 'cause Favre says he's already one of the greatest to ever… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago
Brett Favre Uniting Dogs With Veterans, 'It's Saving Their Lives'

Brett Favre
Uniting Dogs With Veterans 'It's Saving Their Lives'

Brett Favre's bringing pups to military veterans in need ... and so far, the results have been incredible -- 'cause the NFL legend tells TMZ Sports it's "saving" vets' lives. The Hall of… READ MORE >

- 327 days ago
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