ATHLETE: Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers
COMPLEX SAYS: Before the annual comeback spectacles or the Jenn Sterger scandal, Favre was one of the most respected quarterbacks in NFL history. No moment was more emotional or defining than his Monday Night Football performance one day after his father's death. Favre put up 399 yards, threw for four touchdowns, and had a QB rating of 154.9 (just 3.4 points shy of perfect) in a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders.
23. Favre Overcomes Tragedy