Drew Brees Bears an Uncanny Resemblance to Former President Rutherford B. Hayes

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistJune 5, 2014

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is one of the NFL's biggest stars. Most fans would recognize him if they saw him out in public, but some historians may confuse the Saints star for a former United States president.

As a few Twitter users pointed out on Thursday, Brees bears a striking resemblance to Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of the United States (1877-81):

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The resemblance could have made for some awesome photos when the Saints visited Washington, D.C., a few years ago. Unfortunately, Brees didn't have fun with any portraits of Hayes when the Saints made a trip to the White House after winning Super Bowl XLIV:

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 09:  New Orleans Saints quarterback and National Football League MVP Drew Brees (L) presents U.S. President Barack Obama (R) with a Saints jersey during a reception for the 2010 National Football League Super Bowl champions at the Whit
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