Quarterback Brett Favre is known as the current "grandpa" of the National Football League but now he is an actual grandfather.
Favre's 21-year old daughter, Brittany, gave birth to a baby boy on Friday. On his official website, Favre wrote: "Deanna and I are very proud to welcome our grandchild Parker Brett to the Favre family. Parker Brett was born on Friday, April 2, weighing 7 lb. 7 oz. and we're pleased to say that both Mom, Dad and Parker Brett are healthy and doing great."
The 40 year old is contemplating coming back to the Vikings for his 20th season in the NFL. If he does return, Favre would be the only active player-grandfather ever in the league. Elias Sports Bureau tell us, however, it is difficult to know how many players were grandfathers on active rosters in past years. One name mentioned is George Blanda. The former quarterback/kicker retired after 26 seasons of Professional Football, the most ever in sport's history. The Hall of Famer retired from Pro Football in 1976 at age 48. 82 years strong, Blanda lives in Pennsylvania and has 11 children and several grandchildren.
Favre is a three time NFL MVP who led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game this past season. He spent 16 seasons with Green Bay before a one year stint with the New York Jets.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun