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Brett Favre

Artist
Rick Chapman, born 1966
Sitter
Brett Favre, born 10 Oct 1969
Date
2001 (printed 2002)
Type
Photograph
Medium
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
Image: 25.8 x 25.7cm (10 3/16 x 10 1/8")
Sheet: 35.4 x 27.7cm (13 15/16 x 10 7/8")
Mat: 55.9 x 40.6cm (22 x 16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Rick Chapman and ESPN
Rights
© 2001 Rick Chapman
Object number
NPG.2003.17
Exhibition Label
"No one can change the part of me that attempts plays some quarterbacks shouldn't even attempt," remarked Brett Favre on his reputation for taking risks. Such a "go-for-broke" attitude has helped propel Favre into the elite ranks of all-time-great NFL quarterbacks. An eight-time Pro Bowler who broke into the league from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1991, the Green Bay Packers quarterback currently ranks third in career passing yards and second in career touchdowns. He is the only NFL player to win the league's MVP award for three consecutive years. Yet like former Green Bay great Bart Starr, it is his toughness that sets him apart. Despite being relatively slow of foot, Favre has made more consecutive starts at the quarterback position than any player in NFL history.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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