Brett Favre played with a lot of wide receivers in his 20 seasons in the NFL, but some of his favorites came from the South Carolina football program.
Speaking at Will Muschamp’s coaches clinic on Friday in Columbia, the NFL Hall of Famer said that three of the “greatest receivers” he played with in the NFL were Gamecocks: Robert Brooks, Sidney Rice and Sterling Sharpe.
"3 of the greatest receivers I played with played at South Carolina – Sterling Sharpe, Robert Brooks, Sidney Rice"#SpursUp
— Bobby Bentley (@bobbybentley) March 17, 2017
Favre, who spent 16 of his NFL season in Green Bay, played with Brooks and Sharpe during his time with the Packers. Brooks won a Super Bowl in 1997 with Favre as members of the Packers, catching four touchdowns passes during the season for Green Bay.
Favre spent two years at the end of his career in Minnesota, at which point he played with Rice in his early years out of South Carolina.
Sharpe, Rice and Brooks rank No. 3, 5 and 6 on the list of career receiving yards in South Carolina history, respectively. Rice is tied for the career touchdowns record with 23, while Brooks is tied for third with 19 and Sharpe is tied for seventh with 17.
The trio also all ranks among the top eight in career receptions in South Carolina football history.