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Favre 'looking forward' to Lambeau Field return in 2015

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Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said he's "looking forward" to his return to Lambeau Field in 2015, when his name and No. 4 will be unveiled inside the stadium.

Favre spent 16 seasons with the Packers, before he was traded to the New York Jets and finished his career playing two seasons for the Vikings.

On his website, Favre said it was a tremendous honor to play for the Packers.

"Now to have my named placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL."

According to ESPN, Favre's induction in the Packers Hall of Fame and number retirement would take place on July 18th. At some point during the 2015 season, Favre's name and number will be unveiled on the north facade inside Lambeau Field, but that date hasn't been set yet.

Favre, the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards, is also a three-time league MVP. He was a fan favorite with the Packers before his split with the team in 2008, when he retired only to come back months later, prompting the Packers to trade him to the Jets.

After one season in New York, Favre joined the Vikings and led Minnesota to the 2009 NFC Championship game, where the Vikings lost to New Orleans. Recently Favre called that his best season.

He retired after the 2010 season, and the tensions between Favre and the Packers have since cooled.

While the date of the unveiling of Favre's number hasn't been set, AFP notes that since Green Bay and Minnesota are division rivals, the Packers will host the Vikings in 2015 and that game might be appropriate for the occasion.

Favre made an NFL record 297 consecutive regular season starts, and he owns several league passing records, including 6,300 completions and 71,838 passing yards.

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