Brees to receive Bart Starr Award

Drew Brees has been named the recipient of the 2011 Bart Starr


The award honors players who demonstrate good character in the

home as well as leadership on their teams and in their communities.

NFL players vote on the award when they vote on the Pro Bowl.

Brees followed up his 2010 Super Bowl MVP performance by leading

the Saints back to the playoffs this season. All the while, the

quarterback maintained charitable causes that have donated millions

of dollars to schools, athletic fields and facilities for cancer

patients in New Orleans.

Starr will present the award to Brees at the NFL’s Super Bowl

breakfast on Feb. 5 near Dallas.

Past winners include Kurt Warner, Warrick Dunn, and LaDainian