Already among the best players to ever wear a Green Bay Packers’ uniform, now Brett Favre and Jordy Nelson have been honored as among the best in the state of Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inducted Favre and Nelson during a banquet at Lac La Belle Golf Club in Oconomowoc on Friday, August 21. Donald Driver, the all-time leading receiver in Packers history, emceed the event as Favre and Nelson became the 144th and 145th inductees. The prestigious list includes Vince Lombardi, Charles Woodson, Bart Starr, Hank Aaron, among others.
Viewers in the Green Bay area can tune in to Local 5 on Saturday, September 12 for a presentation on the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame’s 70th anniversary. That leads up to the 2020 regular season opener for the Packers at the Vikings at 1 pm on September 13.
Favre has one of the top resumes of any quarterback in NFL history. His three consecutive MVP awards has yet to be duplicated and holds the record for most consecutive games played with 299. Upon his retirement, Favre was the all-time leader in touchdown passes, yards, completions, and pass attempts. He is an 11-time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl Champion, Favre retired with 71838 yards and 508 touchdown passes. Favre’s jersey number 4 was retired by the Packers and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.
Nelson played nine of his ten years in the NFL with the Packers. A Pro Bowler in 2014, Nelson surpasses 1000 yards receiving four times including a franchise record 1519 in 2014. He surpassed double-digit touchdowns three times, including a league-leading 14 in 2016. Nelson is second in team history in touchdown catches, third in receptions and 100-yard receiving games, and fifth in yards.
Nelson won Comeback Player of the Year in 2016, after missing all of 2015 with a torn ACL on a non-contact play during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nelson is also the only player in franchise history with at least 13 touchdown receptions three different seasons. He was instrumental in the Packers 31-25 win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, hauling in nine catches and a touchdown. Nelson signed a one-day contract on August 4, 2019 to retire as a Packer.