Favre’s wife to present him at Hall of Fame
Family first is the theme next weekend when Brett Favre headlines the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in Canton, Ohio.Deanna Favre, the wife of the former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback, will be the presenter for Favre w...
Family first is the theme next weekend when Brett Favre headlines the 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class in Canton, Ohio.
Deanna Favre, the wife of the former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback, will be the presenter for Favre when he’s inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside former offensive lineman Orlando Pace, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, late Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Tony Dungy, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher Kevin Greene and wide receiver Marvin Harrison, who spent most of his career playing for Dungy and the Colts.
“Deanna is the best teammate I’ve ever had. She has been by my side throughout this journey and I’m so excited that she gets to play such an important role for me,” Brett Favre said of Deanna, who will be the second wife to serve as presenter for her husband, joining Mike Singletary’s wife, Kim.
The Aug. 6 ceremony will be televised by NFL Network starting at 6 p.m.
Pace will be introduced by his son, Justin, and DeBartolo’s daughter, Lisa, was the longtime 49ers’ owner’s pick for the ceremony.
“I can speak for me and my whole family when I say that there is obviously no higher accolade that my Dad could receive in the professional sporting world. It means so many things to my Dad,” Lisa said. “It means acceptances, validation and I feel like he can finally exhale and relax a little bit. It’s kind of like a culmination of a lifetime of achievements but somewhat of a new beginning for him, too.”