There will already be one NFL legend in attendance for Tennessee’s match-up with No. 7 Georgia this weekend in Knoxville. Now another former NFL quarterback and Hall of Famer will be there to watch the game.
Brett Favre, former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Jets, will be in Neyland Stadium this Saturday when the Vols take on the Bulldogs according to WBIR News. Favre is a partner with ORCA (Outdoor Recreation Company of America) coolers, a company based out of Nashville and Ohio. The company will be at Volunteer Village on UT’s campus this Saturday, and Favre is there on behalf of the company.
Favre will be available on campus to sign ORCA items, pose for photos, and greet fans. He is also expected to be on the sidelines during the game.
Peyton Manning will be honored at halftime of the game for his induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He will be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in just a few years, and he’ll join Favre there. Favre was inducted in 2016.
Both Manning and Favre have their names etched into the record books in the NFL. Favre held the record for most career passing yards at one point, but Manning eventually surpassed him in 2015.
The two quarterbacks combined to throw for 143,778 yards, 1,047 touchdowns, and 587 interceptions in their illustrious NFL careers.
Favre helped the Packers win Super Bowl XXXI and was a three-time NFL MVP. His No. 4 jersey has been retired by both the Packers and by Southern Miss, his collegiate football team.