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Career Highlights of NFL Star Quarterback Drew Brees

How Drew Brees Got Started…

Drew Brees found his love for football at a young age, and he’s been playing ever since. Brees has a background of athletic family members, his mom played over three different sports in high school and his father played basketball.

At Brees’ high school called West Lake in Austin is when Drew really showed off his athleticism. He helped West Lake have an undefeated season in football. In his senior year alone, Brees threw for 3,528 yards and 31 touchdowns, and went 28-0-1 as a starting quarterback.

Brees went on to go to Purdue University and set records with 90 touchdowns and 11,792 passing yards, and he later leads Purdue to the Rose Bowl.

In 2001, Brees was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the NFL draft. Unfortunately that year, he only played one game. His first NFL career touchdown pass was completed to Freddie Jones, for 20 yards.

In 2006, Drew joined the New Orleans Saints, and his career took off even more. In 2008, Drew beat the record for most yards passing in one year at 5,069.

Brees led the Saints to Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, and he also won MVP player. Arguably one of the best games of his career was in 2015 against the Giants. In that contest, Brees threw seven touchdown passes.

Drew Brees Retires….

Brees had been enjoying his dream job for the last 20 seasons and he decided it’s time to move on to the next chapter in his life. On the Today Show, the future Hall of Famer stated, “I want to be able to look back with incredible memories and knowing that I gave it my absolute best.”

Drew has played the game of life as well as he did on the field, and he has no regrets. He has shown the world what he is capable of and we’ll have to wait and see what else he has in store for us.

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