"I am very humbled and a little bit embarrassed," Favre told the crowd of more than 1,000. "This involves way more people than me. Unfortunately my dad wasn't here to see it, but the rest of my family was, and it was for all of us."
Other speakers at the event included Favre's brother Scott plus school and community officials. The ceremony paid tribute not only to Brett, but to Irvin Favre who turned the school's football program into a winner.
Favre was accompanied by his wife Deanna, who also attended Hancock North Central, as well as his mother Bonita and daughters.