Brett Favre is first-year nominee for Pro Football Hall of Fame

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 17, 2015 – 9:32 am

Brett FavreGREEN BAY — Former Packers QB Brett Favre was officially named as one of 108 nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2016 this week.

Retired for five years, this is the first year Favre is eligible for induction. Other individuals with strong Green Bay ties on the nominee list are WR Sterling Sharpe, S LeRoy Butler, S Darren Sharper and former head coach Mike Holmgren. Former Packers LB coach Kevin Greene, who has been a finalist in the past, remains on the nominee list as well.

Favre was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this past summer and had his No. 4 jersey retired. His name and number will be added to the Lambeau Field facade with the franchise’s other retired numbers on Thanksgiving night.

Along with Favre, the biggest names league-wide who are being nominated for Canton for the first time are WR Terrell Owens and G Alan Faneca.

The list of nominees will be reduced to 25 semifinalists in November and then to 15 finalists in January.

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