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One of the greatest offensive linemen in the history of North Dakota State football, Favor started for four years for the Bison from 1985 to 1988, playing in three national championship victories for the Herd including 1985, 1986 and 1988.

He was a two-time first-team All-North Central Conference selection, a two-time first-team All-America pick in 1987 and 1988 by the Associated Press, a first-team Kodak/American Football Coaches Association All-America pick in 1988, and was named to the NCAA Division II Football Team of the Quarter Century in 1997.

Favor started in an incredible 51 consecutive games at NDSU and was the dominant offensive lineman in the nation over that span. He was the North Central Conference's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman as a senior in 1988. He snapped the ball to two Harlon Hill Trophy winners in Jeff Bentrim in 1985 and 1986 and Chris Simdorn in 1987 and 1988.

He graduated from North Dakota State in 1989 with a degree in social work, earned a master's degree in education from Hamline University, and will begin work on a doctorate in education this coming January.

Favor worked for three years at Luther Hall in Fargo, a residential treatment facility for at-risk youth, after graduation from NDSU. He moved to Minneapolis and developed a program at St. Joseph's home for children before being promoted to the director of residential treatment.

He has been a teacher and administrator at St. Louis Park High School and is currently an assistant principal at Minneapolis North High School. He was the head football coach at Minneapolis North from 1992 to 1996 (five seasons) and held those duties at St. Louis Park for several seasons after that.

Favor was all-conference and all-state in football at Minneapolis North as a prep player.