CHATTANOOGA (Times Free Press) - Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees will be the guest speaker at this year's annual Times Free Press Best of Preps awards banquet on May 24.

Brees, who began his NFL career with the San Diego Chargers, led the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl title after the 2009 NFL season. He has been elected to five Pro Bowls while also being named 2004 Comeback Player of the Year, 2006 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year, 2008 NFL Offensive Player of the Year and 2010 AP Male Athlete of the Year and Sportsman of the Year.

"We are excited to continue the tradition of bringing world-class athletes to Chattanooga," Times Free Press president Jason Taylor said. "This event continues to be an incredible way to recognize the outstanding talent in our area high schools.

"Drew Brees is a tremendous role model and it's our pleasure to bring him to Chattanooga to share his story with the Best of Preps athletes and audience."

The Best of Preps banquet will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center. All the details and ticket information can be found at

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