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Perfectionist Brees ready for Big Ten gantlet

Updated: September 30, 1999, 12:05 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- A confident perfectionist, Purdue's Drew Brees thinks he should complete every pass he throws. And he's nearly doing just that while setting records at a school known as a cradle of NFL quarterbacks.

The junior from Texas has completed 487 of 784 passes (62.1 percent) for a school whose former quarterbacks includes Hall of Famers Len Dawson and Bob Griese along with NFL veterans such as Mark Herrmann, Jim Everett and Mike Phipps.

"Sometimes he has a ...

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