Former Purdue Star, Brees Breaks Single Season Passing Record

By Tommy Schoegler

Former Purdue Star, Brees Breaks Single Season Passing Record

December 27, 2011 Updated Dec 27, 2011 at 12:33 AM EST

(New Orleans)- Former Boiler Drew Brees now holds the record for the most yards ever thrown for in a single NFL season.

Brees topped Dan Marino's 1984 record of 5,084 yards with a 9 touchdown pass to Darren Sproles on Monday Night Football against Atlanta.

Brees threatened Marino back in 2008 and came up short by just 15 yards. Brees and Marino are the only 2 quarterbacks in NFL history to throw for more then 5,000 yards in a season.

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