Drew Brees

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Drew Brees
Drew Brees at Saints Super Bowl parade 2010-02-09.jpg
Brees at the Saints' Super Bowl XLIV victory parade in downtown New Orleans. February, 2010.
No. 9     New Orleans Saints
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: January 15, 1979 (1979-01-15) (age 35)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas[1]
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 209 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school: Austin (TX) Westlake
College: Purdue
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 32
Debuted in 2003 for the San Diego Chargers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

NFL Records

  • 5,476 passing yards, single season
  • 71.2% completion percentage, single season (highest ever)
  • Fastest ever to reach 40,000 yards passing in NFL History
  • Other College Awards and Honors
  • Franchise Records
  • NFL record for most consecutive games with a passing Touchdown (54)
  • New Orleans Saints All-time leader (Career Wins, Passing Touchdowns, Pass Attempts, Pass Completions and Passing Yards)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2013
TDINT 352–173
Passing yards 49,566
Passer rating 95.1
Pass attempts 6,588
Completions 4,335
Completion % 65.8
Stats at NFL.com

Drew Brees (/ˈbrs/;[2] born January 15, 1979) is the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, Texas, he played college football for Purdue and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2001, where he was their starting quarterback until 2006. In 2009, he led the Saints to a Super Bowl championship and was named MVP of the game.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Drew Brees". Biography website. http://www.biography.com/people/drew-brees-20950559#awesm=~oD9JG82TguLfWl. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  2. "News at 10pm". WWL-TV. November 3, 2009. ("Drew also told Juan [Kincaid] that the correct pronunciation of his last name is "breece", not "breeze". He says the mispronunciation caught on in high school, and rather than fight it he just went with it.")

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