Mount Rushmore of Mississippi Sports

Brett Favre played for Southern Miss from 1987 to 1990 (Photo courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics)

3) Brett Favre

There is an argument to be made that Brett Favre is one of the top 10 quarterbacks in NFL history. The Kiln native and Southern Miss product, following in the footsteps of fellow Packers ironman Bart Starr, started in a record 298 consecutive games, throwing for 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns. He’s also done something that no other player has ever done, and that’s win three straight MVP awards. Retiring in 2010 with a wild 402 shared or owned NFL records at the time (yes, interceptions are included, but you’ve got to air it out if you want to win) and two Super Bowl appearances, Favre is a rather easy pick to be featured on Mississippi’s Mount Rushmore of sports.

Interesting fact: Favre was traded by the Falcons in 1991 after his first four passes consisted of two interceptions and no completions, and on his first play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass that he ended up catching himself.


Written by J.T. Mitchell

J.T. Mitchell is a multimedia journalist out of Jackson, Mississippi, who worked extensively for both News Mississippi and SuperTalk Mississippi before coming aboard as managing editor for Our Mississippi Home. He is also the author of Pocket Grammar: 24 Mistakes You'll Never Make Again. J.T. received his education from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he studied both English and philosophy. Contact J.T. at [email protected]

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