Ten fun facts about Brett Favre

Fact 1
He is the only quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, over 6,000 completions, and over 10,000 pass attempts.

Fact 2
Favre is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times.

Fact 3
He has led teams to eight division championships, five NFC Championship Games, and two Super Bowl appearances, winning one.

Fact 4
He is referred to by his nickname "The Gunslinger".

Fact 5
Favre is of French and Choctaw ancestry; one of his paternal grandparents was a Native American affiliated with the Choctaw.

Fact 6
He holds many NFL records, including most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts by a player, most consecutive starts by a quarterback, most career victories as a starting quarterback, most sacked, and most fumbles.

Fact 7
Favre still owns a number of college records with Southern Mississippi.

Fact 8
One of his ancestors is Simon Favre, a popular figure in Spanish West Florida during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Fact 9
Favre earned a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Fact 10
He is the holder of several firsts in NFL history, including the only quarterback to win three consecutive NFL most valuable player awards, the only quarterback to defeat all 32 NFL franchises, and the only quarterback to win a playoff game over age 40.

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Short about Brett Favre
is a former American football quarterback.

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