Favre to Serve as TV Analyst for Game at Alma Mater Southern Mississippi

Brett Favre will be the color commentator when the University of Southern Mississippi, his alma mater, plays Rice University on Oct. 1.

Favre, a three-time National Football League Most Valuable Player who retired for the third time after last season, will call the game for CSS, the Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) regional network said in a statement.

“I’m not committing to a new career in broadcasting, but just wanted to support Southern Miss and check out the view from the press box,” Favre said.

Favre played quarterback at Southern Miss from 1987 to 1990 before entering the NFL, where he started a record 297 straight games. He was named league MVP from 1995 to 1997 and led the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl title after the 1996 season.

The 41-year-old Favre initially retired from the NFL after the 2007 season and came back in 2008 after a trade to the New York Jets. He retired again after a year in New York, only to sign as a free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. He played two seasons for the Vikings.

Favre also holds NFL career records including touchdown passes (508), passing yards (71,838) and sacks (525).

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