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Favre Headed to Packers Hall of Fame in 2015

Updated: 08/04/2014 4:36 PM
Created: 08/04/2014 6:14 AM KSTP.com

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his number retired next July 18.

Favre's No. 4 will be unveiled on the Lambeau Field north end zone facade at halftime of a yet-to-be-determined game during the 2015 season.
    
Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.

    
The team made the official announcement Monday afternoon where Favre joined by teleconference.

"I always dreamed of playing pro football as a kid but never dreamed of the Hall of Fame and my jersey being retired," Brett Favre said. 

It's been six years since Favre 'retired' from the Packers, tried to return, then went on to play for the New York Jets and rival Minnesota Vikings - a move that outraged some Packers fans.

Favre disputed that he was concerned about a negative fan reaction upon his return to Lambeau Field, having been booed mercilessly during his returns with the Vikings.

"My goodness, 16 years in Green Bay - wonderful years," Favre said. "That's what I am, that's how I look at myself and how I will be remembered: As a Packer."

Favre with the Packers in 2007
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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