At Southern Mississippi, quarterback Brett Favre led the Golden Eagles to a shocking 30-26 upset of sixth-ranked Florida State on Sept. 2, 1989. In a preview of his NFL career, Favre rallied Southern Miss., throwing the winning TD with 23 seconds left.
On Sept. 20, 1992, Favre took over for the injured Don Majikowski and led the Packers to a 24-23 comeback victory over the Bengals, on a 92-yard drive that ends with a 35-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds remaining. Coach Mike Holmgren names Favre the starter.
In the 1995 season, Brett Favre won his first NFL MVP award, throwing for 38 touchdown passes and 4,413 passing yards, both team records.
Favre is No. 1 on the NFL's career list in touchdown passes (442), yards passing (61,655) and completions (5,377).
One of Favre's greatest attributes is his toughness. He holds the NFL record for most consecutive starts for a quarterback with 221 (241 including the playoffs).
Favre won Super Bowl XXXI when he led the Packers to a 35-21 victory over the Patriots on Jan. 26, 1997. The win was especially sweet for the two-time MVP, because it came near his home state of Mississippi.
Favre won three consecutive NFL MVP awards and one Super Bowl, and during the mid 1990s was a step ahead of everyone else in the NFL.
As these brave, bikini-clad fans prove, Favre is a fan favorite in Green Bay.
The 2005 season was difficult for Favre. He threw a career-high 29 interceptions and failed to throw for more than 20 touchdowns for only the second time since 1993. The Packers finished 4-12 for their first losing season since he joined the team in 1992.
Favre celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to Bubba Franks. It was one of three touchdowns Favre threw in a 31-21 Week 3 win over the Chargers on Sept. 23, 2007. Favre's final scoring pass of the day, the 420th of his career, tied Dan Marino's career touchdown passing record.
Favre celebrates after the Packers scored a touchdown in a 42-20 victory over Seattle on Jan. 12, 2008, to advance to the NFC title game. Despite the snowy conditions at Lambeau Field, Favre threw three touchdown passes and joined Joe Montana as the only players to pass for more than 5,000 yards in the postseason.
A touch for TDs
Favre celebrates a touchdown pass during the Packers' defeat against the New York Giants in the NFC championship game on Jan. 20. Green Bay lost the game, which ended up being the final appearance during his 16-year Packers tenure.
'All good things must come to an end'
Brett Favre announces his retirement after the 2007 season with the Green Bay Packers on March 6, 2008.
Brett the Jet
Favre celebrates with center Nick Mangold after throwing his first touchdown pass as a New York Jet during a preseason game against the Washington Redskins on Aug. 16, 2008.
Tough end to career
Brett Favre is sacked by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Darryl Tapp during the Jets' defeat on Dec. 21, 2008, a loss which eliminated them from playoff contention on the final weekend of the regular season.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (4) is hit by Kansas City Chiefs' Corie Mays in the first quarter of their NFL preseason football game, Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, in Minneapolis.