Drew Brees, co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is the 2009 Super Bowl MVP-winning NFL quarterback for the New Orleans Saints. A native of Austin, TX, he 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, he 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 his five years with the San Diego Chargers and seven years with the New Orleans Saints, he has been elected to seven Pro Bowls and four All-Pro teams, while being named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 and 2010 NFL Offensive Player of the Year, 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, and Super Bowl XLIV Champion and MVP.
Other honors include, 2011: Byron "Whizzer" White Award, JB Award, USJC Outstanding Young American Award; 2010: Bart Starr Award; 2009: NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year, 101 Award NFC Offensive Player of the Year, FED EX Air Player of the Year, Maxwell Award Winner – Bert Bell NFL Player of the Year, Henry P. Iba Award for excellence in community service; 2008: FED EX Air Player of the Year, NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year, Horizon Award presented by the United States Congress for excellence in community service, LAOIC Don Newcombe Award for excellence in community service; 2007: Arthur Arkush Humanitarian of the Year; 2006: 101 Award NFC Offensive Player of the Year, FED EX Air Player of the Year.
As much pride as he takes in his on-field performance, he takes even more pride in his community service endeavors. He and his wife, Brittany, and The Brees Dream Foundation have collectively committed and/or contributed more than $17 million to charitable causes and academic institutions. Short Bio