Favre “Sportsman of the Year”

Posted Tuesday --- December

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has been chosen as the 2007 Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” for symbolizing in character and performance the ideals of sportsmanship.

Among Favre’s numerous athletic accomplishments include:

* All-time NFL leader in pass completions (5,021), ranks second in passing yards (57,500), attempts (8,224) and touchdowns (414), all behind the prolific Dan Marino

* With 147 victories as quarterback, ranks tied for second behind John Elway (148), with Marino (147)

* Durability: has started the ensuing 237 contests, a record for NFL quarterbacks and, the third-longest recorded streak in league annals

* Led Packers to 10 postseason appearances, including 6 division crowns, 3 NFC Championship Games, 2 Super Bowls and a World Championship with a victory in Super Bowl XXXI

The Sportsman of the Year issue will be on newsstands this Wednesday, December 5.

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