By By July 26, 2016
Brett Favre kisses his wife, Deanna, after a 2008 playoff game kostenlos mit singles flirten in kostenlos mit singles flirten Green Bay. (Mike Roemer/AP)
When Brett Favre gets inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August, he will be singles kostenlos online spielen have an unusual presenter: his wife, Deanna. That will be just the second time an NFL player has chosen his wife to present him, following Mike Singletary, for whom Kim Singletary did the honors in 1998.
“Deanna is the best teammate I’ve ever had,” Favre said in a statement. “She has been by my side throughout this journey and I’m so excited that she singles kostenlos online spielen gets to play such an important role for me.”
By the time Favre slips on singles kostenlos online spielen the iconic gold jacket in Canton, Ohio, he will have been married to his wife for over 20 years. He and Deanna first met as children in Kiln, Miss., and they have two daughters together.
Before his wife agreed to marry him, Favre had to agree to go to rehab for an addiction to painkillers he had developed in the NFL; he also put her through episodes of alcoholic and unfaithful behavior. Deanna Favre overcame a 2004 diagnosis of breast cancer, and she has gone on to become an activist in combating and treating the disease.
On the field, Favre carved out one of the great careers in NFL history. Over 20 seasons, spent mostly with the Packers, he won three MVP awards, went to 11 Pro Bowls and led Green Bay to two Super Bowl appearances and one title. Favre also set league records for pass attempts (10,169), completions (6,300), interceptions (336) and games started (298), and he is second to Peyton Manning in passing yards (71,838) and touchdowns (508).
“Serving as Brett’s presenter is a great honor,” Deanna commented. “I am thrilled to be able share this special moment in time with him.”
Here are the other 2016 inductees and their presenters (via the ):
- Edward J. DeBartolo Jr. — Lisa DeBartolo, his daughter
- Tony Dungy — Donnie Shell, his former teammate
- Kevin Greene — Dom Capers, his former coach with the Steelers and Panthers
- Marvin Harrison — Jim Irsay, Colts owner
- Orlando Pace — Justin Pace, his son
- Ken Stabler — John Madden, his coach with the Raiders
- Dick Stanfel — Marv Levy, Hall of Fame coach
“I just saw [Favre’s] wife is going to do the induction speech, that’s got to be a great feeling right there for him,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who plans to attend the ceremony, said (via ). “It’s fun. To be able to be out there and to see him put that jacket on is going to be really special. To join the ranks of the greatest players in our sport of all time is pretty amazing, and I’m really happy for him.”