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Brett Favre, Tony Dungy elected to Hall of Fame

By Andrew Krammer

The Hall doors immediately opened for Brett Favre.

During his first year of eligibility, Favre was elected as part of the eight-member class selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. He’s joined by former coach and player Tony Dungy, receiver Marvin Harrison, tackle Orlando Pace, guard Dick Stanfel, linebacker Kevin Greene, contributor Eddie DeBartolo Jr. and senior committee member Ken Stabler.

Favre’s thrilling 20-season career ended in 2010. He walked away as the NFL’s all-time leader in nearly every major passing category, leading the Green Bay Packers to 11 postseason appearances in 16 seasons. His personality matched a loose style of play, and his trademark durability enabled, a highlight-reel machine that spanned generations of NFL fans. And his achievements abound. His 30 fourth-quarter comebacks are tied with the Vikings’ Fran Tarkenton for sixth all-time. He developed an iron-man aura through a 297-game start streak, the longest in league history, spanning from 1992 to 2010. Favre, the three-time NFL’s Most Valuable Player, was also the league’s first quarterback to throw for more than 500 touchdowns.

He spent his final two seasons in Minnesota, where he led the Vikings to the conference championship game in 2009.

Dungy is a two-time Super Bowl champion, once as a player and once as a head coach. His selection comes during the same weekend as his former quarterback, Peyton Manning, may be ending his own storybook career in Sunday’s Super Bowl 50. Dungy is the definition of a football lifer, playing quarterback for the University of Minnesota in the 1970s before a brief playing career led to coaching. He spent 28 seasons as a NFL coach, including four as the Vikings defensive coordinator from 1992 to 1995. His two stints as a head coach came with Tampa Bay and Indaianpolis, where he and Manning combined for 73 wins, including the Super Bowl in 2006.

The post Brett Favre, Tony Dungy elected to Hall of Fame appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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