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New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees threw a 62-yard touchdown pass to rookie Tre’quan Smith in the second quarter of the Saints game against the Washington Redskins.

This pass set records. Brees has become the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards.

After the completion, officials stopped the game and the game ball was handed to Pro Football Hall of Fame officials on the sideline while the crowd rose in a standing ovation. Brees surpassed Peyton Manning’s career record of 71,940 passing yards.

Following his incredible performance, a reporter asked Brees what he would tell his four children that evening.

“I tell them every night before they go to bed, you can accomplish anything in life you’re willing to work for,” an emotional Brees said. “Nothing’s given, everything’s earned. God has equipped us for great works. I tell them that every night.”

The 39-year-old was drafted out of Purdue University in 2001 and is known for his Christian faith. He’s made the Pro Bowl 11 times and led the Saints to a victory in Super Bowl XLIV.

“I’m just so grateful – grateful for the opportunity to play this game and to have played it for so long, to have the teammates that I have, the New Orleans Saints organization and this great city and this great fanbase. It’s really been a dream come true,” Brees told a TV audience before adding, “I still feel like there’s work to be done.”

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