About Drew Brees
He is an American gridiron football quarterback who was one of the most prolific passers in the NFL. He plays for the Saints in New Orleans, where he even won a Super Bowl victory in 2009, and he also became the Super Bowl MVP at the same time. He is well-known for his positive approach and leadership when things are not going well.
Early Life and education
He was born in Austin on January 15, 1979. His real name is Andrew Christopher Brees. His grandfather was also a great coach in Texas high school; his name was Ray Atkins. Brees went to Westlake High school in Atkins and loved playing basketball and baseball as well.
But he was best at football; moreover, it was the quarterback that he genuinely excelled; he was so good at it that he led his team to the state championship and made a record of 16-0 in his senior year.
About his college
The brew was so good at football that he could play from anywhere in the country, but the major drawback was the size. A lot of colleges thought that his height is too small and was skinny, so he could not fit well in the team. Fortunately, Purdue University gave him admission as they were looking for a quarterback for the team.
He became really famous as he broke a lot of records and played pretty well. Brees was the finalist twice in the Heisman Trophy voting, and because of him, Purdue won its first Rose Bowl since 1967.
He has a great college career, but because of his height and mediocre arm length, he slipped put in the first round of the 2001 NFL draft. He had many ups and downs, then later after two years, he had great success with the Chargers. He played the sessions really well in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 he signed with New Orleans, which was a contract of 6 years for $60 million, but in 2005 while playing, his shoulder hit injured very severely.
In 2011, he set an NFL record with 5476 passing yards. Also, he topped that charts that year with a career-best 46 touchdowns. He continued to be one of the best quarterbacks for a very long period and had an unusually high percentage of pass attempts. (See How Long is a Typical NFL Game?)
When he got injured in 2011, he did not play the entire season after that. People got worried about whether he would be able to play again or not, but he had the motivation. He slowly recovered and came back to the ground for breaking more records.
About his height
He has to face a lot of trouble because of his height. In the school itself, when the coach asked his height, he said 6.2 inches. The coach measured; however, it was 6 feet and a quarter inch. He asked the coach to re-measure it, but it was the same. Therefore, initially, he was rejected because of his small height. Thus, as per the information, he is six and a quarter-inch tall.