Drew Brees – The Epic Quarterback

Drew Brees was born on 15th January 1979. The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL) was represented by this American football quarterback. He was picked up by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft after he had a successful college football career at Purdue University. He left college, establishing two NCAA records, 19 Purdue University records, as well as 13 Big Ten Conference records.

One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, Drew Brees set forth his career to an excellent start with numerous accomplishments as well as records. He suffered a tear of the labrum, rotator cuff, and dislocation in his right shoulder joint. After nine months, in 2006, he signed as a free agent with the Saints.

Drew Brees – The Epic Quarterback

Personal Life

In February 2003, Brees married Brittany Dudchenko and have four children together with three sons and youngest daughter. Drew Brees moved to New Orleans along with his family shortly after the catastrophe caused by Hurricane Katrina. The “four Fs” by Brees relates to the four priorities in his life: faith, family, football, as well as philanthropy.

He only became committed to Christianity at the age of 17 though he was raised the same. In July 2010, his book titled ‘Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity’ was released. Months prior to this Mina Brees, his mother died of a prescription overdose at the age of 59, later ruled as suicide.

Following the adversary, Drew Brees was announced as the cover athlete for the EA Sports Madden NFL 11 video game in 2010 through a nationwide vote. Saints Fans appalled him by calling’ Breesus’ or ‘Cool Brees,’ as well as he wore #9 on his jersey in honor of Ted Williams, late baseball player. AdvoCare International, a multi-level marketing company producing nutritional supplements, personal care, as well as weight management products, announced Drew Brees 30th March 2010as their national spokesperson.

Drew Brees – The Epic Quarterback

Career Records And Awards Of Drew Brees

Brees held major NFL records, namely:

  • Highest career completion percentage
  • Highest single-season completion percentage
  • Most career pass completions
  • He had the most career passing yards
  • Most touchdown passes in a game (tied)
  • He had the most pass completions in a season
  • Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass

Some of the awards won by Drew Brees in college as well as NFL include:

  • Maxwell Award 2000
  • Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1998, 2000)
  • Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year 2006
  • Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2010
  • First-team All-pro 2006
  • Super Bowl MVP (XLIV)

Charity And Volunteering

Drew Brees was awarded Sportsperson of the Year by The Sports Illustrated not only because he lied to the first Super Bowl title for the New Orleans Saints but also for helping the city lead to rebirth after the Hurricane Katrina tragedy.

The Brees Dream Foundation was founded by Brees as well as his wife in 2003. In memory of Brittany’s aunt, who died of cancer, the foundation focused on supporting research for the cure of cancer as well as patients being diagnosed with cancer. Since his settling in New Orleans, the foundation also took up rebuilding projects to provide assistance for Hurricane Katrina. Brees usually spends his off-seasons in San Diego and California, where the foundation supports various other programs.

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter