Drew Brees is one of the most successful quarterbacks in NFL history. Although this list of accomplishments will most likely increase in the future, as of this writing, he has been named to eight Pro Bowl teams, he is a two-time NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year, and is a Super Bowl MVP. He helped the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl in 2010, against the Indianapolis Colts.
Here are 10 interesting facts about the talented quarterback:
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He has two cool nicknames. His nicknames are “Cool Brees” and “Breesus.”
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Another interesting fact is that he got married to a woman named Brittany Dudchenko on February 8, 2003. They have two children together.
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He was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 1999 and 2000. Overall, he had a very good college football career. At the time his college football career came to an end, he set all-time records as a football player at Purdue University. Some of the records that he established were career passing yards (11,792), touchdowns (90), and total offensive yards (12,693).
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As for the high school that he attended, its name is the Westlake High School. It is located in Austin, Texas.
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One fact that many people do not know is that he received the Horizon Award in Washington, DC on June 19, 2008. This award is given to people who help Americans through their personal contributions. These people have also set good examples for young people.
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His son, Baylen Robert Brees, was born on his 30th birthday. As such, his son was born on January 15, 2009.
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Drew Brees was the cover athlete for Madden NFL 2011. This is an interesting fact because only a small number of professional quarterbacks have appeared on the cover of the popular football video game.
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He was recognized as the Sportsman of the Year for 2010 by Sports Illustrated magazine.
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It should also be noted that he holds some NFL records. They include highest completion percentage by a quarterback in a regular season (71.2%), quickest ever to reach 40,000 career passing yards in NFL history, and most seasons with 5,000 passing yards (4).
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The last interesting fact is that he has been named the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year twice. He was recognized in 2008 and in 2011.
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