Brett Favre, Gunslinger on the Gridiron, Retires

Quarterback Brett Favre
John Biever / Sports Illustrated

College Career
Favre spent his college years (1987 to 1991) at the University of Southern Mississippi. The school offered him a scholarship but wanted him to play defensive back. Favre pressed to play quarterback and began his freshman year as the seventh-string player at that position. By the third game, he emerged as the starter.

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