Brett Favre has put together one of the best and most interesting NFL careers of nearly everyone that came before him. He was not the highest rated quarterback prospect coming out of college and spent his first season in the pros as a backup for the Atlanta Falcons. After a trade that brought him to Green Bay, he went on to prove that he was indeed one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game.
Here are five things you may not know about the legendary Brett Favre.
-On his high school football team, Brett Favre saw playing time at quarterback, strong safety, lineman, kicker, and punter.
-Brett Favre played collegiately at the University of Southern Mississippi. It seems unthinkable now, but this was the one and only college to offer him a scholarship.
-During his first season in the NFL, Favre saw limited action for the Atlanta Falcons. The first pass he attempted as a professional was intercepted and returned for a touchdown.
-Favre’s first attempted pass as a Green Bay Packers player was deflected up into the air and rather than being intercepted or incomplete, it landed back in the quarterback’s hands. This means Brett Favre’s first completion with the team officially went to himself.
-Brett Favre is the only player to win three straight AP Most Valuable Player Awards.
Brett Favre has had a long and distinguished career in the NFL. He has experienced success on both an individual and team level. He is known around the league not only for his amazing athletic ability, but also for an incredible enthusiasm for the game and his teammates that has stayed with him throughout his entire career.