Favre’s name and number to be unveiled at Lambeau Field
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. announced Monday that it will induct former Packers quarterback Brett Favre at the 45th Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, to be held the evening of July 18, 2015. The event also will feature the retirement of No. 4 by the Packers organization.
Favre’s name and No. 4 subsequently will be unveiled inside Lambeau Field on the north façade during a ceremony at a to-be-determined game during the 2015 season.
According to WTVO Channel 17 Sports Director Scott Leber, “I’m humbled and honored to be selected for induction into the Packers Hall of Fame and to have my number retired by the Packers,” Favre said. “Long ago, when my career started, I simply wanted a chance to play. I could not have imagined how special the 16 years would be. I’m looking forward to sharing the induction event with my family next July, and then having an incredible experience in Lambeau.”
Favre, one of the most enduring players in Packers history, played 16 seasons for the Green and Gold (1992-2007) and finished his Packers career with 442 passing touchdowns, 61,655 passing yards, 5,377 completions and 8,758 attempts – all NFL records at the time. Possessor of legendary durability, Favre’s 253-game starting streak with the Packers is one of pro sport’s most respected accomplishments. His 16 seasons matched Bart Starr (1956-71) for the longest tenure in team history.
Favre played four other NFL seasons (Atlanta, 1991; N.Y. Jets, 2008; Minnesota, 2009-10) and finished his pro career with 508 passing TDs, 71,838 passing yards, 6,300 completions and 10,169 attempts, and pushed his consecutive-starts streak to 298 games – all NFL records.
Details regarding the banquet, including ticket and sponsorship information, are still being finalized and will be released sometime in early 2015. The 2015 Packers game that will feature Favre’s name and No. 4 unveiling will be determined after the 2015 NFL schedule is released.