Video: Drew Brees Surprises Purdue Softball Walk-On Emilee Cox with NIL Deal

Adam WellsAugust 25, 2021

El quarterback Drew Brees (9) de los Saints de Nueva Orleáns tras el touchdown de Alvin Kamara en el partido de los playoffs contra los Bears de Chicago, el 10 de enero de 2021. (AP Foto/Butch Dill)
AP Foto/Butch Dill

A Purdue softball player received a surprise from legendary quarterback Drew Brees. 

The former New Orleans Saints star joined a Zoom call between Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux founder Brandon Landry and Boilermakers walk-on Emilee Cox as part of her reward for being awarded a name, image and likeness deal:

Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux @walk_ons

Our founder <a href="https://twitter.com/BLWalkOn?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BLWalkOn</a> awarded <a href="https://twitter.com/PurdueSports?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PurdueSports</a> walk-on softball player <a href="https://twitter.com/emileecox04?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@emileecox04</a> with our Walk-On of the week NIL deal and a special guest made an appearance...<a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@drewbrees</a> <a href="https://t.co/9XkRP9wFfk">pic.twitter.com/9XkRP9wFfk</a>

Cox is in her junior year at Purdue. The Indiana native walked on to the Boilermakers softball team during the 2020 season. She made 19 appearances as a freshman, scoring five runs and stealing one base. 

Cox's role on the team expanded last season. She started 10 of Purdue's 44 games, recording two hits and a perfect fielding percentage on 28 chances. 

Before Brees became one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, he made a name for himself as a three-year starter at Purdue. The 13-time Pro Bowler set 19 school records, including completions (1,026) and passing yards (11,792). 

Brees was inducted into Purdue's Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009. 


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