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Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former football quarterback who played for different teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL) over a career spanning two decades. He had an exceptionally long and productive career with the Green Bay Packers for whom he played from 1992 till 2007.


Ethnicity: Brett’s paternal great-great-great-great-great-grandfather, Simon Favre, was an interpreter and linguist. Simon’s mistress, Brett’s paternal five times great-grandmother, Pistikiokonay, was a Choctaw Native American; Brett is descended from Pistikiokonay more than one time over. Brett’s paternal grandparents were Alvin Ernest Favre (the son of Ernest Anatole Favre and Winona Favre, both of whom were born with the surname “Favre”) and Mary A. Spikes (the daughter of Mallett Rene Spikes and Nora Angeline Carver). Brett’s maternal grandparents were Benie Lorenzo French (the son of Albert French and Laura Ursule Fayard) and Izella Garriga (the daughter of Ernest Garriga and C. Gabrielle Hoda). Ernest’s paternal grandfather, Ramon Garriga, was Spanish, from Barcelona, and Brett has other Spanish roots on his family tree. Brett’s matrilineal line can be traced back to Celeste Favre, who was born, c. 1818, in Hancock, Mississippi.

Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, the son of Bonita Ann (née French) and Irvin Ernest Favre,and raised in the small town of Kiln. He was the second of four children and attended Hancock North Central High School where he played baseball and football. Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighth-grader and earned five varsity letters. He played quarterback, lineman, strong safety, placekicker and punter in a primarily option, run-oriented offense coached by his father, Irvin Favre, who was the head coach of the team...


He attended Hancock North Central High School where he played baseball and football. Favre started for the Hancock North Central baseball team as an eighth-grader.

He received a scholarship from the University of Southern Mississippi after completing high school. He played ten games in the starting position during his freshman year and won six of them. As a college player, Favre packed a toughness his teammates easily admired, with a propensity for late-game heroics. He also set several school records, and in the 1991 NFL draft, the Atlanta Falcons chose the young QB with the 33rd overall selection.


He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. He was with them for only one season before being traded off to the Green Bay Packers in 1992.

The team’s starting quarterback, Don Majkowski was injured during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in 1992 and Favre replaced him. In spite of a poor start, he went on to complete a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. He also threw the winning. He helped the team achieve a six-game winning streak during the 1992 season which they ended with 9-7. The 1993 season was also a productive one for Favre and he was named to his second Pro Bowl. He had the first 400 yard passing game of his career.He led the Packers to a 11-5 record in 1995 which was the team’s best record in thirty years. He achieved a personal milestone when he passed for a career high of 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns, and recorded a quarterback rating of 99.5.

During the Super Bowl XXXI in 1996, he completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also completed an 81-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in the second quarter and rushed for 12 yards and another touchdown, enabling the team to win the game. The team continued its positive performances over the next few years.

He played in a Monday Night Football game in 2003 against the Oakland Raiders. He passed for four touchdowns and 399 total yards in a 41-7 victory over the Raiders.

The Packers defeated the Kansas City chiefs 33-22 in 2007 making Favre the only 3rd quarterback to have defeated all 31 other current NFL teams. The same year he led his team to a 37-26 win over the Lions.

He officially announced his retirement in 2008. However, he came back from retirement to play for New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings for a short while before health issues forced him to retire again in 2011.


  • He was named the Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) thrice (1995, 1996, and 1997).

  • He holds several NFL records including most pass touchdowns (508), Most pass yards (71,838), and Most pass completions (6,300).


He is a common-sense Catholic who knows that God humbles the exalted and that faith isn’t a prescription for fame and fortune.


According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Favre and his wife Deanna gave $4,800 toward the 2010 re-election campaign of Rep. Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat.

Favre is one of 46 National Football League "players, owners, executives, associates or recent retirees" who donated to $3,000 or more to candidates or committees in this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Favre's support for a Democrat put him in the minority: Republicans got more money ($456,769) than Democrats ($337,925) from the NFL-affiliated givers donating $3,000 or more.


Brett Favre’s retirement hasn’t stopped his NFL colleagues from still regularly admiring his skill, talent and integrity, both on and off the field by his peers as well as fans, journalists and observers. Raised in rural Mississippi, Favre signed with the Green Bay Packers and became a fan favorite around the league for his unique play style. His NFL career spanned 20 years, including an NFL-record streak of 297 consecutive starts.

Quotations: "I'm thankful for all the things that this job has given me and my family. But probably the thing that I am most proud of throughout my career is that, not only myself, but my family and the people around me have just been regular people, which we are."


Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

Weight: 222 lb (101 kg)

Zodiac: Libra

As a Libran, Brett is an amicable and likeable person who looks to gain win-win outcomes in his life. As a Libran he feels more comfortable when most people, if not all, feel that they have been fairly treated, however, if the same level of fairness is not returned he can feel mistreated and become resentful. It is unlikely that with his sense of manners and good breeding that his discontentment will ever be loudly voiced, but he will not forget if he has been badly done by and will tread more carefully next time.

Quotes from others about the person

  • “The best quotes about Brett Favre's alleged retirement

    "It's been about three years now I've been getting asked the Brett Favre(notes) questions. It's kind of part of my life now. I actually might miss it." — Tavaris Jackson

    "Brett Favre suppose to make 13Mill this year...enough said! We'll see him September 9th in the Superdome!" — Reggie Bush(notes), on Twitter

    "We were going to do the same thing without him coming back or not. But do I believe it? I don't even know if I care enough to believe it or not to be honest. It's his career, he's got to do what he's got to do. But it doesn't change nothing for us. We're going to have the same goal whether it's Tarvaris [Jackson], Jeffrey Dahmer or Norman Bates quarterbacking. We're still trying to do the same thing." — Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett”


  • Sport & Clubs

    American Football, Football, Hockey

  • Athletes

    Michael Jordan,Tiger Woods,Larry Bird, Hank Aaron

  • Other Interests

    Favorite food:Seafood

    Favorite computer game:Pong

    Likes to wear:Adidas, Nike, Baseball cap.

    Favorite quote:"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

  • Music & Bands

    Southern Rock (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Bros., Marshall Tucker, ZZ Top, etc.)


Favre married Deanna Tynes on July 14, 1996. Together, they have two daughters, Brittany (born 1989) and Breleigh (born 1999). A grandson, Parker Brett, was born to Brittany on April 2, 2010.The NFL stated that at the time it did not know of any other active players with grandchildren.

Irvin Ernest Favre - US - teacher

Schoolteacher in the Hancock County School District. Irvin Favre died of a sudden heart attack.

Bonita Ann - US - teacher

Favre's mother, Bonita, helps manage his holdings in agriculture and real estate, handle his endorsements and appearances and oversee his charity work.Brett and Bonita Favre released a book in 2004 titled Favre which discusses their personal family and Green Bay Packers family, including the Monday Night Football game that followed the death of Brett's father Irvin Favre.

Brandi Favre - US

Brandi the youngest of the four Favre children and the only girl

Scott Favre - US

Jeff Favre - US - manager and vice president
Jeff Favre - Brother of Brett Favre

Jeff Favre, the brother of NFL great Brett Favre, is the new general manager and vice president at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

Deanna Tynes - US
Deanna Tynes - wife of Brett Favre

Deanna Tynes Favre is an American activist and the wife of NFL quarterback Brett Favre. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, and later became an activist in the fight against the disease. She founded the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation to raise money and awareness for women around the country.