Full Name: Drew Christopher Brees
Profession: NFL Quarterback
Why Famous: Brees was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1979. His father, Eugene Wilson "Chip" Brees II, was a prominent trial lawyer; his mother, an attorney. His parents, who divorced when he was seven, both also had athletic backgrounds: his father playing basketball for Texas A&M University, and his mother an all-state in three sports during high school. Brees' wider family also included college football quarterbacks and coaches.
For college, Brees picked Purdue university where he played for the Boilermakers as offensive captain. While his freshman year went by without much notice, since then his football career has found its feet and he has been involved in a number of memorable games—as against Ohio State with the Boilermakers, in which he made four interceptions and a 64-yard touchdown pass.
Brees entered the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, where he played as quarterback from 2001 to 2005. In 2006, Brees signed a six-year $60 million deal with the New Orleans Saints. Since then he has made good on this as their quarterback, setting records for touchdowns and passing yards. He holds an enormous number of records and is widely regarded as one of the all-time greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.
- 2010-02-07 Super Bowl XLIV, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Miami, FL; New Orleans Saints beat Indianapolis Colts, 31-17; MVP: Drew Brees, New Orleans, QB
- 2010-07-14 18th ESPY Awards: Drew Brees, Lindsey Vonn win
- 2012-10-07 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees breaks Johnny Unitas' NFL record for consecutive games with a TD pass (48) when he connects with Devery Henderson in Saints 31-24 win over San Diego at the SuperDome
- 2018-09-23 39 year old New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws 17 yard pass to Michael Thomas to become NFL career pass leader, breaking Brett Favre's record of 6,300 completions; Saints beat Falcons 43-37
- 2018-10-08 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees becomes NFL's all-time leader in passing yards; needs 201 yards to pass Peyton Manning's record; gets 363 & 3 TD's in Saints 43-19 win v Washington Redskins at the SuperDome
- 2019-12-16 Drew Brees breaks Peyton Manning's NFL record (539) for career touchdown passes as New Orleans Saints rout Indianapolis Colts, 34-7; Brees 29 of 30 for 307 yards & 4 TDs for record 96.7% pass completion