WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A local 5-year-old got the chance of a lifetime: he met his famous namesake! 5-year-old Brees, named after Saints star Drew Brees, met his namesake on Tuesday.
James Morgan says he heard that the Saints quarterback was in town for the groundbreaking of the Surge Entertainment Center in West Monroe so he and his grandson hit the local Walk-Ons hoping that Drew Brees would stop by. The quarterback is co-owner and partner in the restaurant.
Morgan says they waited for seven hours to meet the Saints star. But it appears to have been worth it. Not only did little Brees meet his namesake, but Drew Brees also signed his jersey and even posted his picture to his Instagram account for all to see.