Drew Christopher Brees was born January 15, 1979 in Austin, TX. Brees played flag football in middle school and in high school he was a varsity letterman in baseball, basketball and football. Brees only began to concentrate on football when he became starting quarterback as an injury replacement. Brees had hoped follow his father and uncle's footsteps and play for the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies but was not heavily recruited despite his stellar record in High School. Instead, he only received offers from Purdue and Kentucky, ultimately choosing Purdue. He left college as one of the most-decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten history, with 2 NCAA records, 13 Big Ten Conference records and 19 Purdue University records. He remains the Big Ten Conference record-holder in virtually every passing category, including completions yards and touchdowns.
After a prolific college football career at Purdue University, he was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He became starting quarterback in 2002 and making the Pro Bowl in 2004. After injuring his shoulder at the end of the 2005 season, Brees signed with the New Orleans Saints, where he met immediate success, earning seven trips to the Pro Bowl and leading the Saints to their first Super Bowl. Since joining the Saints in 2006, he has led all NFL quarterbacks in touchdowns, passing yards and 300-yard games. He was the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year in 2004, the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011, and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. Sports Illustrated named Brees its 2010 Sportsman of the Year.
Brees married Brittany Dudchenko in February 2003. They met and dated while attending Purdue University. They have three sons.
Super Bowl Champion (XLIV)
NFC Champion (2009)
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