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Green Bay Packers legends Favre and Nelson join the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

Packers legends Driver, Favre, and Nelson at Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony
Posted at 2:25 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 15:25:30-04

OCONOMOWOC (NBC 26) ⁠— Friday evening, Green Bay Packers legends Brett Favre and Jordy Nelson were inducted into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.

The Induction Ceremony was held outdoors at the Lac La Belle Golf Club in Oconomowoc. It was emceed by Green Bay Packers all-time leading wide receiver and Super Bowl Champion Donald Driver.

Staff said everyone followed CDC, state and local health guidelines for a socially distanced event.

Favre and Nelson joined 143 of the state's greatest athletic icons, including Vince Lombardi, Hank Aaron, Oscar Robertson, Donald Driver, Barry Alvarez, Al McGuire, Bud Selig, Junior Bridgeman, Charles Woodson, Herb Kohl, Bo Ryan, Bart Starr, Bob Harlan, Robin Yount, Bonnie Blair and Bob Uecker.

As a Packer, Favre became the only player in NFL history to win three consecutive NFL MVP Awards. He was also named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team. Favre is known as an NFL ironman who played in a record 299 consecutive games, posted totals of 6,300 completions,10,169 attempts, 71,838 yards, and 508 touchdowns in his 302-game NFL career.

Favre's #4 jersey has been retired by the Green Bay Packers. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016 and is honored as a remarkable 11 time Pro Bowl player. Favre and Reggie White (Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee in 2005) are both widely credited for being the two impact players that lead the charge to bring the "Title" back to "Titletown" follow a 30-year Packers Super Bowl drought.

In 100 seasons for the Green Bay Packers franchise, no one has had more receiving yards than Jordy Nelson in 2014 with 1,519 yards. He earned NFL Comeback Player of the Year as a Packer in 2016. In 10 seasons with the Packers, Nelson ranks third in franchise history in receptions at 550, fifth in receiving yards at 7,848, second in touchdown receptions at 69, and third in 100-yard receiving games at 25.

Nelson is the only player in Green Bay Packers history to record three seasons with 13+ touchdown receptions in 2011, 2014, and 2016. He lead the Packers with nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Super Bowl XLV victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Nelson was just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history with over nine receptions for at least 140 yards and a touchdown.