Brett Favre is an athlete who has made a name for himself when it comes to American football. He played lineman, quarterback, placekicker, strong safety and punter. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more to find out about the life and family of this interesting personality.
Brett Favre’s Bio
Brett Lorenzo Favre is an ex-American football quarterback. He was born on October 10, 1969, to Bonita Ann and Irvin Ernest Favre. Both parents were school teachers by profession and they taught at the Hancock County School in Gulfport, Mississippi. He is the second of four children in the family. He schooled at Klin (Ms) Hancock North Central and he was also involved in the school baseball and football teams. Brett is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.
Career & Net Worth
Brett Favre spent four years playing college football for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles before he was selected by the National Football League draft by Falcons where he spent one season as a backup before he was traded to Green Bay for the Packers first round pick in 1992 NFL draft. Brett played for the Packers for 16 years and was traded to the Jets, then the Vikings; where he spent his final two seasons in the NFL.
Brett became the only player in the history of the NFL, to win the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award three consecutive times – 1995-1997 and he is one of only six quarterbacks to win the award and also win the Super Bowl in the same season. Brett Favre has held many NFL records. As at the time of his retirement, he was NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and passing touchdowns although both records have been broken by Peyton Manning who is with the Indianapolis Colts.
Due to his history of outstanding performance, Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. The famous American athlete has an estimated net worth of $100 million.
Family – Wife, Daughter, Children
Brett Farve is married to Deanna Tynes Favre and together, they have two beautiful daughters, Brittany and Breleigh Favre. Deanna was born December 28, 1968, in Klin, Mississippi. They met while in Grad School which they attended together and they started dating in high school. After she had graduated from high school in 1986, Deanna went ahead to attend community college in Poplarville on a basketball scholarship and then transferred to the University of Southern Mississippi where she graduated in December 1994 with a degree in Exercise Science.
She gave birth to her first daughter, Brittany before they were married on February 6, 1989, when she was just 20. In 1995, she moved to live with Favre at Green Bay Wisconsin, their relationship was facing troubles because of his addiction to Vicodin but she chose to stand by his side and help him overcome his addiction.
It was during his recovery that Favre proposed to Deanna, and even though she was uncertain at first, she later agreed to marry him. The couple got married on July 14, 1996, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay. On July 13, 1999, they had another baby, their second child, Breleigh.
Brittany Favre is married and has two kids, in recent times, has proven that she has some traits of her father and has exhibited same mental toughness that made her father a legend. According to Brittany Favre in an interview, she has always wanted to be a lawyer since she was a little girl. Although asides from being a lawyer which is her dream profession, she is trying to find something else that she is passionate about. She is a law college graduate.
On the other hand, Breleigh Favre is the one who has taken to sports like her father. She is an exceptional volleyball player, an Oak Grove volleyball standout. She recorded 85 kills, seven blocks, and 31 aces which helped Oak Grove reach the state volleyball semifinals.
She has also competed as a member of the Eastern Shore Volleyball club. She signed a volleyball scholarship with Southern Mississippi Volleyball Team which is the same school where her father attended and first became famous.
Height and Other Facts about Brett Favre
Brett Favre was the first (and perhaps, the only) active NFL player to become a grandfather when his daughter, Brittany, put to bed a baby boy, Parker Brett, on April 2, 2010. He was 40 years old at the time.
His wife, Deanna Tynes is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cancer at age 35 and after undergoing a Lumpectomy and five months of chemotherapy, she made a full recovery. Deanna is also the founder of the Deanne Favre Hope Foundation which is aimed at raising money to create awareness for women around the country about cancer, being a cancer survivor herself.
He has a film about his time in the NFL titled NFL: Brett Favre Forever.
Brett’s first daughter, Brittany, is married to Alex Mallion.
His second daughter who is a volleyball player is almost the same height as her father (6ft 1in) and has great leaping skills which make her an outside hitter for her team, the Lady Warriors.
Brett is 6ft 2in (1.88 m) and weighs 101 kg (222 lbs).