NFL legend who became the first quarterback to throw for over 70,000 yards, complete over 6,000 passes, and tally over 500 touchdowns in his career, mostly spent with the Green Bay Packers. He became the first player to win three AP NFL MVP Awards in a row and led the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XXXI.
Six weeks after a car accident nearly claimed his life in July 1990, he led Southern Mississippi to a comeback victory against the University of Alabama.
He made a cameo appearance in the 1998 film There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz's love interest. He started an NFL-record 321 consecutive game, 297 of them in the regular season and 24 in the playoffs.
His grandson Parker Brett was born in 2010, making Favre the only active NFL player at the time who was also a grandfather. He has two daughters named Brittany and Breleigh With Deanna Favre, whom he married in 1996.