Brett Favre by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

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53 5 Storybook Beginning E veryone talks about storybook endings. Brett Favre had what some people might call a storybook beginning—it just took a year to happen. His rookie season as a third-string quarterback with the Atlanta Falcons was anything but magical. He was sacked once and did not complete a single pass to a teammate in his four pass attempts (although he did complete two passes to the opposition). ” Fortunately, all that bad luck was soon to change. During his first off-season in 1992, Favre stayed at his parents’ pool house on their Mississippi property.

Likewise, his season statistics were unimpressive—about 460 passing yards and eight touchdowns. In reality, Favre knew he would probably end up at safety in college, which was the position he played in the Mississippi High School All-Star football 33 34 brett favre game in Jackson. What he really wanted to play, though, was quarterback. Favre believed he could be a good college quarterback. The trouble was no one had ever seen him throw. By the time spring rolled around during his senior year, no four-year universities were prepared to give him a look at quarterback.

However, they did not stay there long. They lost their next four games and finished the season with a disappointing 5–6 record. Favre was determined to make his senior year a success. Just Watch Me In May 1990, Favre had bone spurs removed from his right elbow. Luckily, the surgeon did a fantastic job, and Favre was throwing better than ever. However, another trip to the hospital would not turn out so great. On a sunny Saturday in July, Brett, his brother Scott, and USM linebacker Keith Loescher went fishing on the Gulf of Mexico.

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