Three-time NFL MVP Brett Favre was among the star names elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 6 — in his first year of eligibility! Click here to see who else made the list at the annual ceremony.
Green Bay Packers quarterback legend Brett Favre, 46, was the big name to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 6, alongside wide receiver Marvin Harrison, 43, linebacker Kevin Greene, 53, offensive tackle Orlando Pace, 40, and coach Tony Dungy, 60, and more! Well done to everybody who was honored!
The “Gunslinger” totally deserved the accolade after an incredible career that saw him break a host of records. When Brett retired five years ago, he set the marker in the NFL as leader in completions, with 6,300 attempts, gaining 71,838 yards and assisting 508 passing touchdowns. His dominance was evident from 1995-1997, when he was selected MVP for three consecutive seasons.
“I’m extremely thankful that I’m part of the group, but I don’t necessarily feel like part of the group, and I mean that with the utmost respect,” he told ESPN. “I totally get that I’m in the Hall of Fame, but I don’t necessarily accept it. Roger Staubach was my hero. He was my idol. I wanted to be Roger Staubach, and he knows that because I’ve told him before. I’m in an elite club with him now. From the outside looking in, I’m equal to him, but I will never feel that way. I feel like I’m on borrowed time or whatever you want to call it.”
Brett modestly continued, “Don’t get me wrong: I could not be more thankful and honored. Really, NFL Hall of Fame for a little country boy from south Mississippi who ran the wishbone? You know, anything can happen. I just can’t believe I’m amongst the guys I emulated and hoped to be someday.”
Brett didn’t steal all of the glory, though. Dick Stanfel and Ken Stabler were the two nominees from the senior committee — having ended their careers more than 25 years ago. Edward DeBartolo Jr., a former owner of the San Francisco 49ers, was also nominated for the class of 2016.
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