|Drew Brees Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||January 15, 1979|
Drew Brees is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 20 seasons and became the NFL leader in career pass completions, career completion percentage, and regular-season passing yards, along with being second in career touchdown passes and career pass attempts. He played with teams like San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints and has held the record of consecutive games with a touchdown pass, breaking the record of Johnny Unitas. In 2021, he announced his retirement from the game and joined NBC Sunday Night Football as an analyst.
Drew Christopher Brees
Cool Brees, Breesus
Austin, Texas, United States
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Drew Brees went to St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Austin. He stayed at St. Andrew’s till his lower grades were completed. He also went to Westlake High School in Travis County to the west of Austin.
After completing high school, he didn’t get too many offers from leading universities due to his injury record. Kentucky and Purdue were the only options and he went with the latter due to superior academics. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in industrial management.
Professional American Football Player
- Father – Eugene Wilson “Chip” Brees II (Trial Lawyer)
- Mother – Mina Ruth (Attorney)
- Siblings – Audrey Brees (Younger Half-Sister), Reid Brees (Younger Brother) (Former Professional American Football Player)
- Others – Amy Hightower (Stepmother), Marty Akins (Maternal Uncle) (Former Professional American Football Player), Eugene Wilson Brees (Paternal Grandfather), Betty Jo Johnston (Paternal Grandmother), Ray Akins (Maternal Grandfather) (High School Football Coach), Dorothy Virginia Matilda Schultz (Maternal Grandmother)
Drew Brees has been signed with –
- Tim Cordon of the Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
- New Orleans Saints Training Facility, Training Facility, Metairie, LA, United States
- Encore Sports and Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Encinitas, California, United States
6 ft or 183 cm
95 kg or 209 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Drew Brees has dated –
- Brittany Brees (1999-Present) – Drew Brees met Brittany Dudchenko in the sophomore year at Purdue University. They started dating soon after and Brittany moved with Drew to California after he was picked by San Diego Dodgers in 2001. Two years later, they got married in February 2003 and their first child, a son Baylen was born in January 2009. Baylen was followed by two brothers – Bowen and Callen. In August 2014, Brittany gave birth to a daughter, Rylen.
Race / Ethnicity
Drew Brees is of English, Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss-German, and French descent.
- Muscular body
- Blue eyes
Drew Brees has long-term endorsement deals with Nike and Pepsi Co. The other major brands that Brees has represented over the course of his career include –
- Procter & Gamble
- Monster Headphones
Best Known For
- Playing for the National Football League team New Orleans Saints
- Being one of the best passing quarterbacks in the game
First American Football Match
Drew Brees played his first professional match for San Diego Chargers against Kansas City Chiefs on November 4, 2001.
Drew first appeared in the documentary film Gleason in 2016 as himself.
First TV Show
Other than NFL matches, his first TV show appearance was in the sports show Strike Zone in 2005 as himself.
During his offseasons, Drew Brees exercises with his trainer Todd Durkin at Todd’s Fitness Quest 10 gym. For these workout sessions, Durkin significantly decreases the rest period between exercises to make sure that Brees body is fully equipped to handle the fast pace environment of the game. These sessions usually last more than 2 hours and contain more than 100 movements and places focus on core strength, joint mobility, and overall conditioning.
Before the exercise, Durkin makes Drew perform a general warm-up and a dynamic warm-up. The general warm-up includes jogging, shuffling, and backpedaling on the treadmill followed by skipping rope. For the dynamic workout, he performs two sets of 12 drills that include lunges, jumping jacks, and high knees. After this, Drew is ready for a range of grueling and intense exercises, which you can find here.
Drew suffers from a number of food allergies and actively tries to avoid gluten, nuts, and dairy to stave off any inflammation. To fuel his body for intense games, he relies on lean protein sources such as grilled chicken and fish. He is also big on veggies and fruits and incorporates soy products to fill the voids left by dairy products.
Drew Brees Favorite Things
- Food – Chicken Fried Steak Po-Boy
- Exercise Equipment – TRX bands and straps
- New Orleans Restaurant – Ye Olde College Inn
- Olympic Sport – Decathlon
- Singer – Michael Jackson
Drew Brees Facts
- In 2003, Brees and his wife Brittany established the Brees Dream Foundation, which works to support cancer research and patients suffering from it.
- In high school, Drew excelled in other sports as well and had a varsity letter in basketball and baseball along with football.
- For his immense performances after recovering from the ACL injury in his junior year, he was selected to USA Today’s All-USA high school football team.
- When he graduated from Purdue University, he held Big Ten Conference records, which included most passing yards, total offensive yards, and most touchdown passes.
- Early in his professional career, there were concerns that he might not succeed as a pro due to his lack of arm strength and short stature in comparison to what is needed for a professional quarterback.
- In 2004, Drew led the San Diego Chargers to their first AFC West title in 10 seasons and for his performances, he was declared as the NFL comeback player of the season.
- In March 2006, he signed up with New Orleans Giants for $60 million, a six-year deal that gave him guaranteed $10 million in the first season as opposed to $2 million offered by his old franchise.
- Although he was raised Christian, he didn’t become wholeheartedly committed to the religion until he suffered a damaging ACL injury at the age of 17 and subsequently recovered from it.
- Drew was named 2010 Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated due to his help towards New Orleans City in recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and also for winning the Super Bowl.
- Along with former Olympian Dominique Dawes, Brees was appointed by then-President Barack Obama as the co-chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition in June 2010.
- Drew Brees has passed 5,000 yards for 4 seasons (in 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013), a feat which no other quarterback has achieved.
- He won the award for the best male athlete and best NFL player at the ESPY in 2010.
- He has been named the offensive player of the year by the NFL on two occasions – 2008 and 2011.
- During the George Floyd protests in 2020, he told Yahoo Finance that he stood by his 2016 opinion that kneeling during the national anthem was disrespectful to the flag and to the United States. However, he apologized for his comment the following day after many of his teammates and other professional athletes expressed disappointment and anger at the statement.
- He was the 6th most-searched athlete of 2020 on Google in the United States.
- In March 2021, Drew announced his retirement from the NFL with the help of his 4 kids.