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Brett Favre Proves Leadership Not Only On The Field, But Off

This past weekend, a local hero made us proud again.  Brett Favre threw his 421st and 422nd touchdown pass, setting a new NFL record. Dan Marino held the old record.

He issued a statement about Favre, saying: 'I loved holding the touchdown record for the past 13 years, but if someone was going to break it, I'm glad it was someone like you, who has always competed at the highest level and always played to only to win.'

We have all watched Brett with that drive to win since he was a teenager playing at Hancock North Central, then at USM and for the past 17 years with the Green Bay Packers.

Not only did Brett break this prestigious record, but he's also having one of his best years ever, just days shy of his 38th birthday. The team he leads is undefeated through four games.

Brett's accomplishments are not limited to the football field.

His Favre Forward foundation has donated more than one and a half million dollars to children's causes since it was formed in 1996.

Former Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren summed it up best when he said: 'As proud and amazed as I am of what Brett has accomplished on the playing field, the thing that impresses me the most is what kind of a man and leader he has become off the field.'

I have taken great joy in watching him develop as a person and father over his career. And so have we all.

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David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager 

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