Drew Brees

Introducing Drew Brees

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We’re going to spend enough time pondering the quarterback stylings of Peyton Manning so it’s time to start paying attention to the other guy under center on Super Bowl Sunday.

Let’s learn ten facts on the 31-year-old Dallas, Texas native.

1. Brees led the NFL with a passer rating of 109.6, which ranks as the seventh best mark in league history.

2. He is the favorite Saint of musician Harry Connick Jr.

3. Brees graduated from Purdue University with a GPA of 3.4 and with a degree in Industrial Management. In simplest terms, it deals with economics and management of corporations.

4. He got to know Dr. James Andrews up close and personal following the 2005 season, when Denver’s Gerard Warren fell on him and caused a dislocated shoulder, torn labrum and partial rotator cuff tear in Brees’ right shoulder.

5. After being scared off due to the aforementioned injury, the Miami Dolphins opted to sign Daunte Culpepper instead of Brees. Since passing over Brees in ’06, the postseason scoreboard reads “Drew Brees – three postseason wins, Miami – zero postseason wins”. Woops.

6. He won the first ever Socrates Award while at Purdue. The award recognized the nation’s best athlete based on academics, athletics, and community service.

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7. Brees fell 15 yards short of the single season mark for passing yards in a season. Former Miami Dolphins quarterback and NFL analyst Dan Marino holds the record with 5,084 yards during the 1984 season.

8. The Saints signalcaller pitched one perfect game in his career as an NFL quarterback. Back in November against the Patriots, he finished with a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. The 38-17 drubbing of New England saw Brees go 18 of 23 for 371 yards and five touchdowns.

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9. Brees only played in five postseason games but is already posting a solid resumé. He has thrown 11 touchdown passes and has only been picked off twice.

10. His 70.6 completion percentage during the 2009 season set a new single season NFL record, besting the previous record-holder Ken Anderson of Cincinnati.

5 replies »

  1. Drew, I met you in June during Toms get together – i just want tell you, today would have been my daddy’s 90th birthday celebration, yet , he died in The year 2003, he had been a passionate New orleans Saints ticket owner from 1967 until 2002 and I know he is smiling down on you at this time. My partner and I merely wanted to thank you.

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