May 29, 1986: Graduates from Hancock North Central High School, where he played football for his father, Irvin. The young athlete played everything from linebacker and safety to kicker and, of course, quarterback in his father's option offense.
Sept. 19, 1987: Begins his freshman year as the seventh-string quarterback at Southern Miss, the only school that offered him a scholarship. In the second half against Tulane, Favre takes the field and ends up throwing two touchdown passes in a 31-24 come-from-behind victory.
Sept. 2, 1989: Leads the Golden Eagles to upset victory over then-No. 6 Florida State. Favre caps the game-winning drive by throwing a touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining.
Sept. 8, 1990: Six weeks after a near-fatal car accident forced doctors to remove 30 inches of Favre's small intestine, he leads USM to a 27-24 comeback victory against Alabama.
April 21, 1991: Selected in the second round of the NFL draft, 33rd overall, by the Atlanta Falcons.
Feb. 10, 1992: Traded by Atlanta to Green Bay for a first-round selection in 1992.
Sept. 20, 1992: Replaces injured starter Don Majkowski in the first quarter. Favre leads two scoring drives in the final eight minutes. His 35-yard TD pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining gives the Packers a 24-23 come-from-behind victory. Favre never relinquished the starter spot.
Feb. 7, 1993: Youngest player ever to play in Pro Bowl.
Jan. 31, 1996: Wins his first of three Most Valuable Player awards after leading the NFL with 4,413 passing yards.
Jan. 26, 1997: Throws for 246 yards to lead Green Bay past New England 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome. After completing his first pass of the game for a 54-yard TD to Andre Rison, he later threw an 81-yard TD strike to Antonio Freeman. Favre also rushed for a 2-yard score.
Jan. 11, 1998: Throws for 222 yards and a score to lead Green Bay past the 49ers despite sloppy field conditions in San Francisco. The win sends the Packers to their second straight Super Bowl, which they later lost to the Denver Broncos 31-24.
Dec. 22, 2003: One day after his father, Irvin, died, Favre completes 22 of 30 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Packers to a 41-7 road victory at Oakland on Monday Night Football.
Sept. 30, 2007: Throws his 421st career touchdown, breaking Dan Marino's NFL record. Dec. 16, 2007: Sets the NFL record for passing yards, eclipsing Marino's mark of 61,361.
March 6, 2008: Holds a tearful news conference to announce retirement from Packers.
Aug. 7, 2008: Green Bay trades Favre to the New York Jets for a third-round draft pick.
Sept. 28, 2008: Throws career-high six TDs in 56-35 win against Arizona.
Aug. 18, 2009: Signs with Minnesota Vikings at 39 years old.
Oct. 5, 2009: Throws for three TDs and 271 yards in 30-23 victory over Packers.
Nov. 1, 2009: Returns to Lambeau for the first time as a visitor. Favre overcomes jitters to throw for four TDs in a 38-26 victory.
Jan. 24, 2010: Throws for 310 yards and a touchdown, but a last-second interception allows the New Orleans Saints to claim a 31-28 in the NFC Championship Game. The Saints go on to win their only Super Bowl.
Dec. 13, 2010: At 41 years old, Favre's consecutive starts streak comes to an end at 297 games when he can't take the field in a 21-3 loss to the New York Giants.
Jan. 17, 2011: Favre officially files his retirement papers with the NFL.