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Brett Favre is named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brett Favre (Photo source: WLOX) Brett Favre (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

We have followed the football career of Brett Favre from his high school football days at Hancock North Central, to his brilliant college career at Southern Miss and later as a premier NFL quarterback with the Green Bay Packers.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Favre, Terrell Owens and Alan Faneca are semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Favre was a vocal leader who rebuilt a losing NFL franchise in Green Bay to a Super Bowl champion, consistently leading the Packers as one of the top teams in the NFL.  Favre still holds numerous NFL passing records and has a good chance at cracking the Hall in his first nominated season.

25 semifinalists were named along with former New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons kicking specialist Morten Andersen.

The senior committee previously nominated the late Ken Stabler and Dick Stanfel.

In January the field of 25 nominees will be trimmed to fifteen.  Voting will end on February 6, the night before the Super Bowl.

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