Drew Brees facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
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 40)
Place of birth: Austin, Texas
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
  • Maxwell Award (2000)
  • Pro Bowl (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • AP First-Team All-Pro (2006)
  • AP Second-Team All-Pro (2008, 2009, 2011)
  • Super Bowl champion (XLIV)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XLIV)
  • 2× AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (2008, 2011)
  • 2× NFC MVP (2008, 2009)
  • 3× Kansas City Committee of 101 NFC
    Offensive Player of the Year (2006, 2008, 2009)
  • 4× FedEx Air Player of the Year (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011)
  • AP NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2004)
  • Bart Starr Man of the Year (2011)
  • 2010 Sportsman/Athlete of the Year (AP, SI)
  • 2009 NFL MVP (MX)
  • Co-Walter Payton Man of the Year (2006)

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/; 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.

Images for kids


Drew Brees Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.