Super Bowl champion and MVP (XLIV), 3x NFC Offensive Player of the year, 4x Pro Bowl selection, 3x All Pro selection, 2006 Walter Payton Man of the Year and 2008 NFC Offensive Player of the year.
These, among others, are all things Saints quarterback Drew Brees can put on his resume and now he can add yet another honor bestowed on him by president Barack Obama.
Obama named Brees and three-time olympian Dominique Dawes co-chairs to the Council on Physical Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is a committee of volunteer citizens who advise the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about opportunities to develop accessible, affordable and sustainable physical activity, fitness, sports and nutrition programs for all Americans regardless of age, background or ability.
The Council’s mission is to engage, educate and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
Brees has always taken a staunch approach to physical fitness especially with the younger generation becoming a key spokesperson for the NFL’s Play 60 campaign encouraging kids to play at least 60 minutes a day.
Brees also formed the Brees Dream Foundation through which he has raised more than 5.5M dollars since 2003 to rebuild schools, parks, and athletic fields in and around the New Orleans area.
Maybe Brees’ next step is a foray into Politics?