Packers to honor Brett Favre, Ron Wolf in November

Monday April 27th, 2015

The Green Bay Packers will honor former quarterback Brett Favre and former general manager Ron Wolf during the 2015 season, the team announced on Monday.

Favre, who was Green Bay's quarterback from 1992 through 2007, will have his name and retired No. 4 unveiled on Lambeau Field's north facade during halftime of the Packers' Thanksgiving game against the Bears on Nov. 26.

Green Bay is retiring Favre's No. 4 on July 18 at the Packers Hall of Fame Induction Banquet. Favre holds the NFL record for passing yards with 71,838 and is second all-time in touchdown passes with 508. In 1997, he won a Super Bowl while with Green Bay.

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"It will be an incredible honor to be in Lambeau Field on Thanksgiving night with Packers fans and have my name and number placed among the greatest players in Packers history," Favre said. "With the great history and tradition of the Packers-Bears rivalry, and remembering the great matchups we had during my career, it seems only fitting to have Chicago as the opponent."

Wolf served as the Packers' GM for nine years and will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Aug. 8. His name will be unveiled next to other former Packers in the Hall of Fame on Lambeau Field's east side at halftime on Nov. 15, when Green Bay hosts the Detroit Lions.

- Molly Geary

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