The Packers officially retire Brett Favre’s No. 4 on the same night he’s inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.
Favre returned to Lambeau Field to a sold-out stadium bowl, as fans flocked to hear him speak and watch his Packers HOF induction on the video boards. Favre became the sixth player in franchise history to have his number retired, joining Tony Canadeo (3), Don Hutson (14), Bart Starr (15), Ray Nitschke (66) and Reggie White (92).
Four months later on Thanksgiving night, Favre’s No. 4 was added to the Lambeau Field façade at halftime of a prime-time game against the Bears, and the following summer Favre was a first-ballot inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
His speech in Canton was an all-timer, hitting on many notes and anecdotes about his late father, Irvin, that he had never shared publicly before.Packers fans took over Tom Benson Stadium for the Saturday night ceremony and for the Sunday night preseason game, which ended up being canceled due to dangerous field conditions stemming from a problem with the paint on the artificial surface.