普渡大学的易建联是与邓吉 - 汤普森人道主义奖荣幸，会议周三宣布。该奖项旨在表彰那些在人道主义取得了成功，他们的大学生涯已经结束后十大足球运动员。
A two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honoree, the 2000 Maxwell Award recipient and 2001 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, Brees founded the Brees Dream Foundation in 2003. The organization has committed and/or contributed more than $17 million to charitable causes and academic institutions in the New Orleans, San Diego and West Lafayette communities. A co-chair of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition since 2010, Brees was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2006 and the Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in 2010. He became one of the many faces of the New Orleans community following the Hurricane Katrina tragedy by establishing numerous charitable foundations to help the area in its recovery. Brees, whose name appears on the Big Ten's Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year trophy, guided the Boilermakers to the Big Ten Championship in 2000 and their first Rose Bowl berth since 1967. 草案ed in 2001, he 玩ed five seasons with San Diego before moving to New Orleans in 2006, winning the Super Bowl and being named the game's MVP in 2009.
在邓吉 - 汤普森人道主义奖被命名为森林狼队的托尼·邓和印第安纳州的安东尼·汤普森。有关这些奖项的更多信息，包括关于同名，请访问传记信息 www.bigten.org.