Quarterback Brett Favre was inducted into the Green Bay Packers' Hall of Fame and had his No. 4 retired on Saturday in the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wis.
More than 67,000 fans packed into the stadium to honor the 45-year-old Favre, who played for the Packers from 1992 to 2007 and led Green Bay to a 35-21 victory over the New England in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans at the end of the 1996 season.
"I never dreamed of standing here before you in a moment like this. This is way beyond what I dreamed of and I am so honored," Favre told the crowd.
Favre received a 2 1/2-minute standing ovation in his first visit to Lambeau since he played for the rival Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and 2010. In 16 seasons with the Packers, he was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player three times and played in two Super Bowls.
"I have to admit, I'm a little bit embarrassed that all this is for me," an emotional Favre said. "I really am. I loved to play football. I dreamed of playing football. I dreamed of playing in the Super Bowl. I never dreamed of standing here before you in a moment like this. This is way beyond what I dreamed of and I am so honored."
Favre also played for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), New York (2008) and Vikings (2009-2010) during his illustrious career.
"It was like I never left," Favre said. "It was a great feeling."
Favre holds NFL records for passing yards (71,838), passes attempted (10,169), pass completions (6,300), interceptions (336), starts (298) and victories as a starting quarterback (186).
"When you look back and talk about my career, it will be from a Packers standpoint," said Favre, who was selected the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1995, 1996 and 1997, and was selected to 11 Pro Bowls.
"You almost forget that I played for other teams."
Favre's retired number won't be displayed in Lambeau Field until a ceremony during a Thanksgiving night game against the Chicago Bears in Green Bay.