Drew Brees named Sportsman of the Year

Allison B. Hudson

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the 57th Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine.

The award comes as Brees has led the Saints to an 8-3 record so far this season, in defense of the Super Bowl title the team won in February.

Brees, 31, won SI’s highest honor not only for his ability on the football field, but also for his efforts off.