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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 7:40pm

He's the Sportsman of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) - Drew Brees has been honored as Sports
Illustrated's sportsman of the year for his championship on the
field and his charity off it.

Brees became the award's 57th recipient when the magazine made
the announcement Tuesday. The quarterback led the long-suffering
New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title in February,
lifting the spirits of the hurricane-battered city.

But the cover story notes he's done much more than inspire with
his brilliant play. Since Brees joined the Saints in 2006 months
after Hurricane Katrina, his foundation has worked with nearly 50
New Orleans schools and organizations to aid in recovery.

Brees will be honored at a ceremony in New York on Tuesday with
past winners including Bill Russell, Curt Schilling and Joe
Montana.


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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