The Austin, Texas, native came to the Crescent City in 2006 following major reconstructive surgery on his throwing shoulder and helped bring the team to the NFC championship game that year.
In bestowing the award on the former Purdue star, who spent his first five seasons with the San Diego Chargers, SI writer Tim Layden cites not only Brees' MVP performance in the Saints' first-ever Super Bowl title in February, but also Brees' devotion to the city that welcomed him when few believed he could recover.
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Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.