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Austin Westlake product Drew Brees sets all-time NFL mark for career TDs

Austin Westlake product Drew Brees made history Monday night. 

During the third quarter of a Monday Night Football matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, the New Orleans Saints quarterback completed a record-breaking pass to Josh Hill, becoming the NFL’s all-time leader for career touchdowns with 540. 

At 40 years old, Brees spent most of his career playing for New Orleans, where he won a Super Bowl and many other awards including the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. 

Just to put in perspective the greatness of Brees and his ability to play the game at a high level, Brees was graduating high school when most of the Colts defense was born or going into elementary school. 

In his high school career, Brees was nearly unstoppable, completing 314 of 490 passes (64.1 percent) for 5,461 yards with 50 touchdowns, including a 211-for-333 showing (63.4 percent) for 3,528 yards with 31 touchdowns in his senior year.

Now, Brees and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will continue to battle for what will eventually be a historic record. 

As of this moment, however, it belongs to a Texas product.

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