||• New Orleans Saints
||• Born: 1/15/79
- Drew won a letter as Westlake High School’s starting shortstop.
- In high school, Drew met Roger Staubach. He called Staubach several times during his Purdue career to pick the Hall of Famer’s brain.
- In high School, Drew was a guard on a team that starred future NBA player Chris Mihm.
- As a junior and senior at Purdue, Drew was a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s top quarterback.
- Drew appeared on the cover of SEGA’s 1999 NCAA College Football 2K2 video game.
- Drew graduated from Purdue as the only Big Ten player to have two 500-yard passing games.
- In a Halloween game against the Oakland Raiders in 2004, Drew threw for five touchdowns in a 41–14 victory.
- In 2004, Drew ranked behind only Peyton Manning and Daunte Culpepper with a 104.8 quarterback rating.
- Drew was the 2004 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
- Drew threw for 510 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 2006 game,
- Drew’s 88-yard TD pass to Reggie Bush was the longest scoring pass in NFC Championship Game history.
- Drew was the AP’s All-Pro quarterback in 2006.
- As an alternate for the 2006 Pro Bowl, Drew would have played thanks to the injury to Carson Palmer. His own injury prevented this. Drew was replaced in turn by Jake Plummer.
- Drew completed a New Orleans-record 17 straight passes over a two-game span in December of 2007.
- Drew was the NFC’s starter in the 2007 Pro Bowl. When he heard the new, he treated his entire offensive line to a trip to Hawaii.
- In 2008, Drew was named AP Offensive Player of the Year.
- Drew’s ten 300-yard passing games in 2008 tied an NFL record set by Rich Gannon in 2002.
- In a 2009 victory over the Patriots, Drew scored a QB Rating of 158.3—the highest possible.
- Drew finished the 2009 season with a 70.62 completion percentage—the highest in NFL history. He broke Ken Anderson’s record, set in 1982.
- In 2009, Drew was runner-up to Peyton Manning for NFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year.
- In 2011, Drew had three games with a QB Rating over 140.
- Drew’s average of 342 yards per game in 2011 broke the record set by Dan Fouts in 1982. His 468 completions were the most in NFL history.
- Drew is one of two former Purdue quarterbacks to throw for 25-plus TDs as a member of the Saints. The other is Jim Everett.
- Drew wears contact lenses when he plays.
- Drew is allergic to dairy and wheat products.
- In 2000, Drew became the first recipient of the Socrates Award, which is given to the nation's top athlete in terms of academics, and community service.
- Drew’s brother, Reid, played shortstop for Baylor during the 2005 College World Series.
- Drew’s Dream Foundation has helped rebuild sports facilities around New Orleans damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
- Drew often gets text messages from Archie Manning before games. Both are committed to helping New Orleans come back better than ever.
- In 2009, Drew appeared in a PSA with Troy Polamalu, DeMarcus Ware and President Barack Obama.
- Drew’s mother died in 2009, the result of an apparent suicide. He and his mom had begun to patch things up after their very public disagreement in 2006.
- Drew and Dominique Dawes were appointed co-chairs of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition by Barack Obama.
- As a youth tennis player, Drew once defeated Andy Roddick.
- Drew and his wife Brittany have two children, Baylen (2009) and Bowen (2010.
- In 2010, Drew authored the book Coming Back Strong.
Roger Staubach, 1992 Pro Line
Reggie Bush, 2005 SI for Kids
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