Sept. 8, 1990: Favre returns to the starting lineup to lead Southern Miss over Alabama, 31-27. He ends his college career two months later as the school leader in passing yards (8,193), pass attempts and completion (656-1,234), passing percentage (53.0) and touchdown passes (55).
July 14, 1990: Favre is involved in a near-fatal car accident less then a mile from his parents' house, losing control of his car, which flips three times in the air and crashes into a tree. His brother smashes a window with a golf club to extricate him. Doctors later remove 30 inches of Favre's small intestine.
Sept. 2, 1989: Southern Miss upsets sixth-ranked Florida State 30-26, with Favre driving the Golden Eagles to the winning score on a touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining.
Feb. 6. 1989: Deanna gives birth to a girl, Brittany. She and Brett are not married.
Dec. 23, 1988: Favre leads the Golden Eagles to a 38-18 win over UTEP in the Independence Bowl.
Sept. 19, 1987: Favre, now the second-string quarterback, comes off the bench at halftime to lead Southern Mississippi to a 31-24 win over Tulane.
1987: Favre signs with Southern Mississippi, the only Division I-A college to offer him a full scholarship. He follows his brother Scott, a quarterback, and father, who had been a pitcher there. But the team puts him at defensive back, and Favre is seventh on the quarterback depth chart.
1984: Favre plays several different positions (strong safety, punter, placekicker) but only occasionally quarterback — his father preferring the run-oriented wishbone offense.
1982: Favre, an eighth-grader, officially begins dating Deanna. He attends Hancock North Central High, and is the second-string quarterback on the varsity football team even though he's only 13. His brother Scott, who is a junior, is first string. The coach is their father, Irvin. He also plays baseball, and leads the varsity in batting all five seasons of high school.
1979: In the fifth grade, Favre first plays quarterback, in Pee Wee youth football.
1976: Favre, seven years old, meets Deanna Tynes in catechism.
1973: At a Little League baseball game, Favre, four years old, is hit in the head with a baseball bat. “He didn’t even cry,” his father said. “The doctor said it hurt the woman who took him to the hospital more than it hurt Brett.”
Oct. 10, 1969: Brett Lorenzo Favre is born in Gulfport, Miss, the second child of Irvin and Bonita Favre. He weighs 9 pounds 15 ounces at birth. "The doctor said he was ready for a hamburger," his mother said. Brett is of French and Choctaw ancestry; one of his paternal grandparents was a Choctaw Native American. He grows up in Kiln, Miss., a town of 7,500 which has no stop lights or paved roads.
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