One of the NFL’s true superstars, Brett Favre broke records left, right and center during his two decades in the game. But alongside all the highs, there have also been various lows. Here are 20 things that the former quarterback probably wouldn’t want you to know.
20. He only received a single football scholarship offer
No doubt the majority of America’s college football systems were left kicking themselves when Favre began to assert himself in the NFL. You see, only one institution recognized his potential early on. Southern Mississippi was the college that had the foresight to offer the quarterback a scholarship.
19. He played his first college game with a hangover
Yet Favre didn’t exactly start his college career in the most auspicious way. Having partied the night before, he started his first ever game for Southern Mississippi in 1987 with a hangover. And despite vomiting in the warm-up, Favre still managed to help steer the Golden Eagles to a comeback victory against Tulane with two touchdown passes.