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New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees named AP’s Offensive Player of the Year

The Heat Magazine salutes Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints’ quarterback and one of the most prolific players ever to grace the field. He is an example of true sportsmanship and citizenship, both on and off the field.

Drew Brees’ record-setting season has earned him the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

Brees shattered Dan Marino’s 27-year old record by passing for 5,476 yards, and his 468 completions broke Peyton Manning’s 2010 record of 450. Brees finished the season completing 71.6 percent of his passes, breaking his own 2009 NFL record (70.6). He also surpassed 300 yards passing for seven straight games and 13 times during the season, both beating league marks he already held.

“I obviously take a lot of pride in what I do on the football field, because that has the ability to influence a lot of people,” Brees said. “That puts smiles on people’s faces. That gives people a pep in their step on Monday morning when they go back to work. That does so much for the city. We have the greatest fans in the world. There’s no doubt about that. I think each and every day I think about what can I do to make my team better, make my city better, that’s my mentality.”

Brees, who was also the 2008 top offensive player, received 43 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the NFL. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers got the other seven votes. The award was presented on the “NFL Honors” primetime special Saturday night on NBC.

Thanks to Drew Brees’ hard work, the Saints set several single-season records, including offensive yards with 7,474 and first downs with 416.

“Our best is yet to come, not just for our team, but the league,” Brees said.

#SALUTE!

Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chief
Arlene Culpepper, Asst. Editor-in-Chiefhttp://www.mikodreamz.com
Vice-President & Asst. Editor-in-Chief of The Heat Magazine, Arlene is a Louisiana native, Certified Paralegal, Publicist, Owner of MIKODreamz PR, co-owner of 504Diffusion, writer, producer, and jack of all trades, who is heavily involved in her community as well as serving as Media Advisor for New Orleans Union for Entertainment (NOUE), Member of the NOLA Music Awards from 2012-present & Member of the Press Club of New Orleans. Her work is published across the web. Her PR work has been highly recognized & awarded. She was/is publicist for the late great BTY YoungN, 0017th and more. She is also working on her first novel & aspires to turn it into a film & is currently writing the authorized biography of the legendary Pimp C of UGK. She can be reached via email at Arlene@theheatmag.com. Follow her on Twitter - @CategorySeven & Instagram - @hurricanearlene.
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