1969 – Quarterback Brett Favre Born

On this date three time MVP Brett Lorenzo Favre, Green Bay Packer’s quarterback, was born in Gulfport, Mississippi. Favre grew up in Kiln, Mississippi, played high school football and went on to play at Southern Mississippi, where he was initially recruited as a defensive back. He worked his way into the back-up quarterback position and eventually started games for the Golden Eagles. He finished his career at Southern Mississippi as school leader in passing yards, passing attempts and completions. Favre was selected in the second round of the 1991 draft by the Atlanta Falcons, where he attempted five passes, had no completions and two interceptions. He was traded to the in 1992 and began his career with Packers in earnest when Don “Majik Man” Majikowski was injured in the second game of the 1992 season. Brett Favre has gone on to lead the Green Bay Packers to several NFC championships as well as a victory in Super Bowl XXXI. At the start of the 2007-2008 season,  held the record for most career starts, ranked second in touchdowns (376), second in completions (4,306), third in attempts (7,003) and third in yards (49,734) in league and was third in all time quarterback wins. Since then Favre has gone on to become the all-time winningest quarterback in NFL history. [Source: ]