Brett Favre’s nephew joining UTM football
Posted: Friday, January 4, 2013 12:00 pm
POPLARVILLE, Miss. — Pearl River Community College quarterback Dylan Favre has signed with UT Martin.
Favre, the nephew of former NFL quarterback Brett Favre, signed with the Skyhawks Dec. 19 after playing the 2012 season at Pearl River Community College.
Favre will be eligible for spring training and has two years of eligibility.
“I like the way the Skyhawks and Coach (Jason) Simpson run their offense,” he said. “They run the spread and like an up-tempo offense. Some of the terminology will be different but the foundation is what I am familiar with.”
Favre signed with Mississippi State out of high school and spent two seasons, one as a redshirt, with the Bulldogs before transferring to PRCC this past fall. He will report to UTM on Jan. 9 to begin the spring semester.
Favre completed 59 percent (191-of-323 with 15 interceptions) for the Wildcats this past fall for an 11th-best 2,024 yards (224.9 per game) in school history. His 16 touchdown passes were ranked 10th best. In addition, he rushed for 131 yards (71 carries) for two TDs.
PRCC finished its 2012 campaign at 3-6.
Simpson led the Skyhawks to an 8-3 record this past fall. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1995 and played football for a season with Dylan’s father, Jeff, in Hattiesburg.
Simpson said Favre is expected to compete for the Skyhawk’s starting job.
Jeff Byrd, UTM’s defensive coordinator, is a 1989 USM graduate.
At St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Favre set 21 school records and nine state records his senior year as he led the Rock-a-chaws to the 2009 Class 4A state title.
Information courtesy of The Sun Herald newspaper in Gulfport, Miss. Published in The WCP 1.3.13