New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees Moved by Mike Reily '64 article in Sports Illustrated by Tim Layden '78

New Orleans Saints' QB Drew Brees Moved by Mike Reily '64 article in Sports Illustrated by Tim Layden '78

Mike Reily '64 and the Story of his #50 Football Jersey Continues to Reverberate

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, arguably the most famous current resident of New Orleans, was so moved when he read Tim Layden's story of Mike Reily '64 and his #50 Williams football jersey last November in Sports Illustrated that he sent his copy of the story from Sports Illustrated "THE FORGOTTEN HERO" to Mike's brother Tim, a New Orleans resident, through a mutual friend.

Tim Reily has shared what Drew Brees wrote on the first page of Tim Layden's story on Mike Reily and the first retired football jersey at Williams College.

CLICK HERE to read more about Mike Reily '64, his recognition weekend last November, and to access links at the bottom of that page to "THE FORGOTTEN HERO," the video on "The Game: Williams vs. Amherst 1961" by Dave Simonds, the video "Tackle by Reily" by Dave Simonds, view the Mike Reily '64 Commemorative Book (PDF), and read Hugh Howard's Williams Alumni Review article, "One More Huddle."

You will even find a link to a Sports Illustrated podcast where Tim Layden '78 talks about the writing of "THE FORGOTTEN HERO."

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