In fact, with 7:59 left in the second quarter, press box officials announced Favre was doubtful to return to the game because of a head injury. Rookie Joe Webb replaced him on the Vikings' next series.
A former Northwestern standout, Wootton beat Vikings left tackle Bryant McKinnie off the edge for a sack of Favre. In the process of making the play, Wootton slammed Favre to the turf hard, causing the quarterback to grimace in pain as he left the field with the assistance of athletic trainers.
A fourth-round pick, Wootton’s sack was the first of his career. Wootton had played in just three games coming into the season, generating four total tackles.
Wootton started 49 of 53 games at Northwestern from 2005-09, and set the school’s record for career starts. In addition, Wootton posted 19.5 sacks in college, which ranks third in school history.