Drew Brees is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, TX, Brees attended Westlake High School and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. As a senior in 1996 he led his football team to a perfect 16-0 record and the 5A State Championship.
He attended Purdue University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management while lettering in football from 1997 – 2000. A two-time Heisman finalist, Brees led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl appearance in the 2000 season. In the same year he won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top collegiate player, as well as being named Academic All-American Player of the Year.
In Brees’ five years with the San Diego Chargers and nine years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to nine Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.
Brees holds a number of records from his illustrious career, including the NFL’s most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, most career wins by a starting quarterbacks and most career completions.
As much pride as Brees takes in his on field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service endeavors. Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have contributed and committed over $20 million to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. In June 2010 he was appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition by President Obama.
Drew currently lives with his wife Brittany and sons Baylen, Bowen and Callen in New Orleans, LA.