AKA Brett Lorenzo Favre
Birthplace: Gulfport, MS
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Minnesota Vikings QB
The winningest quarterback in professional football history, Brett Favre spent most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to eight division championships and two Super Bowl appearances. He holds a long list of all-time NFL career records, including most touchdown passes, most pass attempts and completions, most passing yards, and most victories as a starting quarterback. He started 297 consecutive games over 18 seasons (321 games, if playoffs are included), a record streak that ended after a shoulder injury in 2010.
He played himself in There's Something about Mary, where a running joke had Ben Stiller stumbling over the pronunciation of Favre's name. He has always told reporters and fans that his name should be pronounced to rhyme with "carve", although some cousins and other members of his extended family prefer a pronunciation the rhymes with "suave".
Favre retired from the NFL after the 2007 season, then un-retired to play for the New York Jets in 2008. He announced his retirement again after the 2008 season, then un-retired to sign with the Minnesota Vikings. While playing for the Jets, Favre allegedly texted naked photos of himself to a female Jets employee, a scandal somewhat at odds with his carefully cultivated family-guy image, and two years later he was fined $50,000 for refusing to cooperate with the league's investigation of the incident. At least two other women have sued Favre for sexual harassment. Favre announced his third retirement at the end of the 2010 season.
Father: Irvin Favre (high school and semi-pro football coach, b. 1945, d. 21-Dec-2003)
Mother: Bonita French
Brother: Jeff (casino executive)
Wife: Deanna Tynes (avti-cancer activist, b. 28-Dec-1968, m. 14-Jul-1996, two daughters)
Daughter: Brittany (b. 6-Feb-1989)
Daughter: Breleigh (b. 13-Jul-1999)
High School: Hancock North Central High School, Kiln, MS
University: University of Southern Mississippi
Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year 2007
Hernia Operation (1994)
Risk Factors: Alcoholism
SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
Minnesota Vikings QB (2009-10)
New York Jets QB (2008)
Green Bay Packers QB (1992-2007)
Atlanta Falcons QB (1991)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
There's Something About Mary (15-Jul-1998) · Himself
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