Brett Favre elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brett Favre
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 1997, file photo, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates a touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans. Favre threw two touchdown passes and ran for one score as the Packers won their first Super Bowl in 29 years. (AP Photo/Doug Mills, File)

WJTV – It certainly is no surprise but Brett Favre has officially been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

On Saturday night, the Southern Miss alumnus joined wide receiver Marvin Harrison, linebacker Kevin Greene, offensive tackle Orlando Pace and coach Tony Dungy as modern day-elections. 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo made it as a contributor while the seniors chose quarterback Ken Stabler and guard Dick Stanfel.

As the only three-time MVP in the history of the NFL, Favre finished his professional career as the league’s career leader in completions, attempts, passing yards, passing touchdowns. Known for his toughness and joyous energy while playing, The Mississippi native started an incredible 297 straight games.

He led the Green Bay Packers to a win in Super Bowl XXXI.

 

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