Drew Brees who was born on January 15, 1979 in Austin Texas. He plays QB for the New Orleans Saints and previously for the San Diego Chargers. He has been in the NFL since 2001. He is a 8-time Pro Bowl player, Super Bowl Champ and Super Bowl MVP.
10 interesting facts about the football player, Drew Brees
Drew Brees Facts #1:
Drew Brees tallied a 70.6 completion record in the 2009 season breaking Ken Anderson’s record set in 1982.
Drew Brees Facts #2:
Drew Brees broke a second record two years later in the 2011 season when he broke Dan Fouts 1982 record for completing 468 passes in a single season.
Drew Brees Facts #3:
Drew Brees became the first athlete recognized for his commitment to academics and community service and was the first to receive the Socrates Award.
Drew Brees Facts #4:
Drew Brees has a special relationship to two former NFL QBs. Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach who Drew called frequently while playing at Purdue University. He currently has an amazing relationship with Peyton and Eli Manning’s Dad, former QB Archie Manning. Archie and Drew are so close that Archie will text him right before a game and both have a passion to help New Orleans rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.
Drew Brees Facts #5:
Drew Brees has appeared in numerous Public Service Announcements on behalf of the citizens of New Orleans. He has appeared with President Obama, Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu and Denver Bronco’s DeMarcus Ware.
Drew Brees Facts #6:
Drew Brees has a very rocky relationship with his mom that made it on to certain media sites. Drew tried patching things up with his mom in the three years preceding her suicide. In 2009. Their schism is reported to be about the fact that although his mother is an attorney he refused to hire her to be his sports agent.
Drew Brees Facts #7:
Drew Brees is a 4-time FedEx Air Player of the Year in 2006, 2008,2009 and 2011.
Drew Brees Facts #8:
Drew Brees in his senior year of high school led the Westlake High School football team to a perfect 16-0 season and a State Championship.
Drew Brees Facts #9:
Drew Brees was named after famous Dallas Cowboy receiver Drew Pearson. No surprise considering Drew grew up in Austin and both his mother and father were prominent attorneys in the state of Texas.
Drew Brees Facts #10:
Drew Brees met and married his college sweetheart at Purdue University. Drew and Brittany were married in 2003 and have three sons.
Sources: CNN, Sporting News, Biography, ESPN, jockbio, ducksters, Forbes
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