SUPER BOWL MVP DREW BREES ON CHAMPIONING FOR CHILDREN
Super Bowl Winning Quarterback And Father Of Three
Drew Brees Goes Outside The Lines To Discuss The Significance of Father’s Day
Forbes Magazine named 2009-2010 Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees “America’s most loved quarterback.” But to his three children, Drew Brees is more than a Super Bowl winning quarterback. He’s a hero. Drew takes pride in his on the field successes – and off the field victories at home while raising his kids.
With less than two weeks ahead of Father’s Day, Drew discusses what it means to him to be the father of his three sons Baylen, Bowen and Callen. The Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints also wants to help celebrate dads across the country by offering his go-to tips and tricks when it comes to caring for a family like his, with an active and busy lifestyle.
Drew discusses the role a dad plays in the life of his children with analogies between quarterbacking a football team, and raising a child. After all, a quarterback leads his team; a father leads his children. A quarterback sets the team up for success throughout the game; a father sets his children up for success in life. A quarterback stays true to his team; a father stays true to his kids with everything from the food they feed them to the clothes they wear.
This football star even has a laundry day game plan for his family, and wants to make sure dads everywhere have the right stuff to help them make “doing laundry” a no brainer.
In addition to his on the field successes with his team, and his off the field successes with his family, Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 which serves to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need. So, regardless of the team he plays for – Drew will always be known as a Saint.
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Drew Brees is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, TX, Brees attended Westlake High School and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball and as a senior in 1996 led his football team to a perfect 16-0 record and the 5A State Championship while garnering 5A Offensive Player of the Year honors. He attended Purdue University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management from the prestigious Krannert School of Management while lettering in football from 1997-2000. A two-time Heisman finalist, Brees led the Boilermakers to a Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl appearance during the 2000 season. In that same year he won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s top collegiate player as well as being named Academic All-American Player of the Year and was a recipient of the National Football Foundation’s post-graduate scholarship. In Brees’ five years with the San Diego Chargers and eight years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to nine Pro Bowls while being named 2004 Comeback player of the Year, 2006 All-Pro Team, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2011 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.
As much pride as Brees takes in his on field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service endeavors. Drew and his wife, Brittany, established the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003 and since then have contributed and/or committed almost $20,000,000 to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education and opportunities for children and families in need.
Drew currently lives with his wife Brittany and sons Baylen, Bowen and Callen in New Orleans, LA.