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Brett Favre shares encouraging message in speech to disabled college students

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Since he retired, Brett Favre has tried to do everything possible to help those he could.

On Friday, Favre did that once again when he spoke to and spent time with more than 100 students with disabilities at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Favre, whose mother worked as a special education teacher for over three decades, saw it as a natural fit to speak with those who he gravitates to as underdogs.

“I have always looked on the disadvantaged, the disabled, the underdogs as who I have gravitated to,” Favre said, via The Hattiesburg American“It made perfect sense for me to come speak.”

The 48-year-old, whose lone scholarship offer came from Southern Miss and began his freshman season as the seventh-string quarterback, is familiar with overcoming the odds when people expect little from you.

“No one was beating down my door to play football,” Favre said, via The Hattiesburg American. “But I believed I could do it and I made the most of the opportunity.”

Favre shared his stories of overcoming the odds when people doubted him and encouraged the 125 students to keep working and fighting to prove themselves. Ultimately, Favre left the students with one message.

“Remember – underdogs wins,” Favre said.

From uniting dogs with military veterans to supporting disadvantaged students, Favre is doing what he can to support all kinds of people in need.