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'We talked football all the time'

Updated: December 23, 2003, 12:46 AM ET
Associated Press

Brett Favre used to joke that he became a great quarterback in spite of his father, Irvin, who was his high school coach and never let him air it out.

Truth was, the Green Bay Packers' star passer credited his father, who died Sunday in Mississippi at age 58, for everything he accomplished in football.

Irvin Favre, of Kiln, Miss., coached his son at Hancock North Central High School. He said he knew Brett had a great arm, but he also had an abundance of good running backs. ...

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