Brett Favre News: Brett Favre Wears Backwards 4 for Brain Cancer Patient
Brett Favre had some inspiration during his surprise return to the field on Monday night. BrettFavre wore a towel during the game with a backwards No. 4 on it in honor of a 5-year-old Milwaukee boy with a terminal brain tumor. Favre and his wife Deanna flew to visit him on Friday.
Favre says the boy, whose first name is Anderson, writes his fours backward because of the tumor at the base of his brain. Deanna sent the towel down to Favre before the game and he wore it during the 40-14 loss to the Bears.
Favre wasn't supposed to play in the game. But he shrugged off a sprained right shoulder and started.
He finished 5 of 7 for 63 yards with a touchdown and an interception before leaving with a concussion in the second quarter.
Brett Lorenzo Favre is an American quarterback in the National Football League. He is a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (19922007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009present). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, the only quarterback to throw over 500 touchdowns, the only quarterback to throw over 300 interceptions, and the only quarterback to have over 10,000 pass attempts.
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.