Super Bowl MVP and USO tour veteran Drew Brees can add one more accomplishment to his list of achievements, the Saint’s quarterback and Super Bowl XLIV’s “Most Valuable Player” was recently named Sports Illustrated’s 57th Sportsman of the Year.
Whether he is leading the Saints to their first Super Bowl victory, helping with disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, founding his own charitable organization or traveling around the globe on USO tours to lift the spirits of troops, the NFL superstar is always ready to give back.
Touring with the USO since 2007, Brees has participated in 5 USO tours, touched the lives of more than 9,000 troops and their families, and visited more than 6 countries to include, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates.
On behalf of the USO and troops stationed around the world, congratulations Drew!
Click here to see the full Sports Illustrated Article on Drew Brees being SI’s Sportsman of the Year.
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