Drew Brees Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Aug, 2018
Facts of Drew Brees
Date of Birth: 1979 , January-15
Age: 39 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet
Name Drew Brees
Birth Name Drew Christopher Brees
Father Eugene Wilson Brees II
Mother Mina Brees
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Austin, Texas
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Football quarterback
Working For New Orleans Saints
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Brown Light
Face Color White
Weight in KG 95 kg
Famous for Footballer
Married Yes
Married to Brittany Brees (m. 2003)
Children Bowen Christopher Brees, Baylen Robert Brees, Callen Christian Brees
Divorce N/A
Education Stanford Graduate School of Business, Purdue University, Westlake High School
Online Presence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
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Drew Brees is a popular NFL player from Dallas.  He plays for the New Orleans Saints club as of August 2018. He started his career in a college football league. Later, San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

In 2004, he received the NFL’s Comeback Player of the year. He became from the Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011.

Early Life And Education Of Drew Brees

Drew Christopher Brees is a well-known, highly accomplished American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of National Football League. Prior to New Orleans, Brees played for the San Diego Chargers.

Brees was the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year, he was also the Offensive Player of the Year and the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV. Not only that, but Brees was also named Sportsman of the Year in 2010 by Sports Illustrated. Drew has had a successful career playing both in the Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.  

Drew Brees was born on January 15, 1979, in Austin Texas to parents Eugene Wilson Brees II (trial lawyer) and Mina Ruth (attorney). Brees came from an athletic background. His father played basketball for the Texas A&M Aggies men’s basketball team whereas his mother was a former all-state in three sports in high school.

Bree’s parents went through a divorce when he was seven years old. While at the middle school, Brees started playing flag football. Then in high school, Brees was a varsity letterman in baseball basketball and football as well.

Drew Brees' Career

During his junior year, Brees overcame an ACL tear after which he was chosen as Texas High School 5A Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1996 and finally led his team; Westlake High School FT to 16-0 record and state championship.

While in High School, Brees completed 314 of 490 passes for 5461 yards with 50 touchdowns including 211 of 333 passes for 3528 yards with 31 touchdowns in his senior season. Later he received offers from Purdue and Kentucky and he preferred the former.

Brees graduated with a degree in industrial management in 2001 and was also a member of the sigma chi fraternity. Brees led his team; the Boilermakers to unforgettable last-minute upsets against Ohio state and Michigan. Brees is extensively remembered for his four interceptions and a 64-yard touchdown pass in the game.

Later, Brees turned out to be a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award as the national best quarterback in 1999. Drew earned the Maxwell Award in 2000 as the nation’s outstanding player. In the same year Brees also was fourth in Heisman Trophy voting.

Brees became the first Boilermaker since Bruce Brineman to earn Academic All-America honors. For a record three times, Brees won the Academic All-Big Ten honors thus was initiated to Mortar Board and was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor and NFF National Scholar-Athlete Award as well.

Meanwhile, Brees also earned Purdue’s Leonard Wilson Award for unselfishness and dedication in his performance. Later Drew left Purdue with statistics; yards of 11792, touchdowns 90, total offensive yards of 12693, completions 1026 and lastly attempts, 1678.  Later in 2009, he was inducted into Purdue’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.

Drew Brees’ huge college career led him to be a mid late first round draft pick in the 2001 NFL Draft which he later slipped. Brees made his professional game debut on November 4 2001 against Kansas City Chiefs. Drew joined the san Diego Chargers but his career with them was in grave danger after the Chargers acquired NC State’s Philip Rivers after the 2004 NFL draft.

The San Diego Chargers won the AFC West and thus Brees was selected to the 2004 Pro Bowl due to his performance. Drew Brees was also named the NFL Comeback Player of the year. 

Drew finished third in the League with 26 touchdown passes and 11 interceptions and was named starting quarterback for the NFC in the 2007 Pro Bowl. hewas named first runner-up for league MVP by the Associated Press on January 5 2007. The same month, Drew made his first playoff for Saints where he had 1 touchdown and no interceptions against Philadelphia Eagles in the Louisiana Superdome.

In the following season with the Saints Drew passed for 4423 yards and tied a then team record with 28 touchdowns. Then in the 2008 season with Saints Drew finished with strong statistics. For the first game of the 2009 season against the Detroit Lions, Drew set a career-high record with six touchdowns.

Later he led the Saints to win over the Philadelphia Eagles. Brees finished this season establishing a new NFL record of a completion percentage of 70.62. Drew won the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award with a record of 32 pass completions. He is considered one of the greatest NFL playes of all time.

Drew Brees' Net Worth And Salary

Drew Brees’ net worth is $130 million, as of August 2018. His annual salary is $22 million.  Later Brees signed a contract with New Orleans Saints with a deal of 6 years and $60 million on March 14, 2006.

Drew Brees' Personal Life, Family

Drew was named AP Male Athlete of the Year on December 17 2010. In is 2011 season with the Saints, Drew led the NFL in Triple Crown. Drew went on to break Dan Marino’s record for most passing yards in one season in the game against the Atlanta falcons in New Orleans.

After his successful seasons in Saints, Brees signed a 5 year long contract with Saints for $100 million. In the 2013 Pro Bowl, Brees was selected after Robert Griffin III was replaced due to an injury. The Saints lost to Seattle Seahawlks in the Divisionals which went forward to win Super Bowl XLVIII. Drew’s most recent season commenced with a loss against the Cleveland Browns.

Drew Brees married college sweetheart Brittany Dudchenko (born in Syracuse, Indiana) in February 8 2003. The two commenced dating back in 1998 at Purdue and ever since have been together.the couple have founded the Brees Dream foundation in 2003 which mainly aids in the fight against cancer. Drew and his wife bought and renovated a home in Uptown New Orleans where they live with their three sons and a daughter born recently. 

The two commenced dating back in 1998 at Purdue and ever since have been together.the couple have founded the Brees Dream foundation in 2003 which mainly aids in the fight against cancer. Drew and his wife bought and renovated a home in Uptown New Orleans where they live with their three sons and a daughter born recently. 

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