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Brees Honored By USA Football

    <span style="">                 <span style="text-decoration: underline;">DREW BREES SELECTED AS QUARTERBACK FOR USA FOOTBALL/NFLPA "ALL-FUNDAMENTALS" TEAM</span>                

USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, and the NFL Players Association have selected quarterback DREW BREES of the New Orleans Saints and 25 other NFL players to the inaugural USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team. This 26-man roster honors the NFL's most fundamentally-sound players who also commit themselves to service in their communities.

This honor recognizes Brees as an example for youth players – particularly quarterbacks – to emulate due to his superior throwing mechanics.

The USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team was selected by a six-person selection committee:

  • JASON BELSER, NFLPA senior regional director, USA Football board member, and former NFL player
  • TOM CARTER, NFLPA regional director and former NFL player
  • HERMAN EDWARDS, former NFL head coach and player, ESPN NFL analyst
  • SCOTTIE GRAHAM, NFLPA regional director and former NFL player
  • LARRY KENNAN, NFL Coaches Association executive director and former NFL assistant coach
  • CARL PETERSON, USA Football chairman, former NFL team executive and assistant coach
    In addition to his fundamentally-strong play, the three-time NFL All-Star does exemplary work in the New Orleans community. The Brees Dream Foundation has raised more than $1.8 million for 12 projects that benefit the people of New Orleans.

As part of this honor, Brees will designate a youth or high school football program to receive a $1,500 equipment grant from USA Football. USA Football is the official youth football development partner of the NFLPA, the NFL, the New Orleans Saints, and the league's 31 other teams. Each player also receives a pewter-dipped "All-Fundamentals" Team helmet trophy produced by Riddell, USA Football's official helmet and equipment partner.

A video clip of each of the 26 players, spotlighting their sound football technique for young players to emulate, resides at These exciting game-action clips offer visual instruction for youth players and coaches alike.

The USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team consists of:

  • All 11 offensive positions
  • All 11 defensive positions
  • Four (4) special teams positions (LS, K, P, KR/PR)
    USA Football teaches the game's fundamentals and inherent values through more than 80 annual training events and innovative football training resources employed by its members who reside in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

2009 USA Football/NFLPA "All-Fundamentals" Team:


About USA Football
USA Football, the sport's national governing body on youth and amateur levels, hosts more than 80 football training events annually offering education for coaches and game officials, skill development for players and resources for youth football league commissioners. The independent non-profit is the official youth football development partner of the NFL Players Association, the NFL, and its 32 teams. USA Football manages U.S. national teams within the sport for international competition and provides $1 million annually in equipment grants and subsidizes youth league volunteer background checks. Endowed by the NFL and NFLPA in 2002 through the NFL Youth Football Fund, USA Football is chaired by former NFL team executive Carl Peterson.

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