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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees visits co-ed flag football league in Shreveport

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  • Joel Rodgers
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  • Drew Brees talks with RSHV Sports after talking to FNA football league at LSUS

Football ‘N America flag football players had a day they won’t soon forget.

Drew Brees  -Yes, that Drew Brees- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He’s also the co-founder of FNA flag football league and he spoke to the players inside the auditorium at LSUS on Wednesday.

Brees flew in to Shreveport after taking part in OTA’s Metairie. 

“The highlight of my day was being able to come up here to Shreveport and spend some time with our flag football Football N American league,” said Brees.

Brees talked about FNA (the non-contact youth co-ed flag football league for children in grades K-10), he answered questions from the kids, and took pictures with all of them as well.

Click here to register your child for the fall league.

This past season, Drew Brees set the record for most passing yards in NFL history. It was a magical season for Brees, who reached the biggest milestone of the season when he became the NFL’s all-time leading passer, breaking Peyton Manning’s mark of 71,940 passing yards (Brees currently has 74,437 career passing yards)

 

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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