Brett Favre elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brett Favre elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

WLOX - Brett Favre's journey from Hancock North Central High School to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is complete.

The former Southern Miss Golden Eagle is officially a part of the Hall of Fame Class of 2016. It's the third separate hall of fame that Favre has been inducted to in a little more than one calendar year.

The 11-time Pro Bowler was in his first year of eligibility and was one of 15 finalists.

Favre's resume, which was tabbed by NFL media analyst Elliot Harrison as "enough for two gold jackets," includes an NFL record for most consecutive starts (297), three straight NFL MVP honors (1995-97), a Super Bowl title and most recently his career passing yards record broken by Peyton Manning.

In a game where injury is as probable as a touchdown, Favre didn't miss a start under center until his 20th year in the NFL when he was a member of the Minnesota Vikings.

He was born in Gulfport, grew up in the Kiln, and attended Hancock North Central High School before playing at Southern Miss. The 46-year-old was selected in the 2nd round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons before being traded to the Green Bay Packers.

Favre played 16 seasons for the Packers and only had one losing season -- 2005 when Green Bay finished with a 4-12 record.

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