Courtesy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, here is the career capsule of legendary former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. Also elected to the Hall of Fame on Saturday was Kevin Greene, the NFL’s career leader in sacks among linebackers and a former Packers assistant coach.
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Quarterback … 6-2, 225 … Southern Mississippi … 1991 Atlanta Falcons, 1992-2007 Green Bay Packers, 2008 New York Jets, 2009-2010 Minnesota Vikings … 20 seasons, 302 games … Drafted in second round of 1991 draft by Falcons … Traded to Green Bay following rookie season in which he had four pass attempts … Instantly became free-wheeling passer with Packers and threw more than 500 passes in 16 seasons … Threw for 3,000 yards in all but his first and last season … Recorded 4,000-yard season six times … Retired as the NFL’s all-time leading passer with 6,300 completions, 10,169 attempts, 71,838 yards and 508 TDs … Threw four or more TD passes in a then-record 23 games … Established playoff records for attempts (791), completions (481), yards (5,855) and consecutive games with a TD pass (20) … Led NFL in TD passes four times including three straight seasons (1995-97) … First-team All-Pro three straight seasons; Second-team All-Pro twice … All-NFC six times … Selected to 11 Pro Bowls … Named NFL’s Most Valuable Player three consecutive times, 1995-97 … Started in five NFC championship games … Threw pair of TD passes, added rushing TD to lead Packers to Super Bowl XXXI victory … Member of NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s … Born October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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Linebacker/Defensive End … 6-3, 247 … Auburn … 1985-1992 Los Angeles Rams, 1993-95 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1996, 1998-99 Carolina Panthers, 1997 San Francisco 49ers … 15 seasons, 228 games … Selected by Rams in 5th round (113th player overall) in 1985 draft ... Played primarily on special teams as rookie, only season he didn’t register a sack … Did not have any starts in second season, but played in all 16 games and managed seven sacks … Added 6.5 sacks in 1987 and by fourth season was bona fide pass rusher for Rams, registering career-high 16.5 sacks, including career-best 4.5 sacks in win over 49ers in season finale that clinched playoff spot for Rams … Following year matched his 16.5 sacks total … Had double-digit sack totals 10 times, second in record book at the time … Only time missed recording 10 sacks in any of last eight seasons was 1995 when he had team-leading nine sacks for Steelers … Named to Pro Bowl five times (once with the Rams, twice with Steelers and Panthers) … Selected first-team All-Pro, 1989 with Rams, 1994 with Pittsburgh and 1996 with Carolina… Captured league sack title twice, 1994 and 1996 … A member of NFL’s All-Decade Team of 1990s … Played in six conference championship games and one Super Bowl … Led team in sacks 11 times and amassed 160 total sacks, third all-time at time of retirement … Also had three safeties, 26 opponent fumble recoveries, and five interceptions … Born July 31, 1962 in New York, New York.