Purdue and Drew Brees on Monday announced a significant gesture to honor legendary Boilermakers coach Joe Tiller in a special way at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Drew and his wife, Brittany, have committed to matching dollars contributed to the Tiller Tunnel naming initiative on Purdue’s Day of Giving, which is set for Wednesday.

Tiller, the winningest coach in the history of Purdue football, led the Boilermakers to several notable accomplishments, including 10 bowl games, the 2001 Rose Bowl, an average of more than 7 wins per season and a B1G Conference championship in 2000. Tiller coached 53 Purdue players who went on to play in the NFL, 6 All-Americans and 2 Academic All-Americans.

“Coach Tiller was an important person in my life and to so many other guys who played for him. He did so much more than teach us how to win,” Brees said. “He taught us life lessons and how to be great leaders and men. We hope to inspire others to join us in donating to Tiller Tunnel to honor a man who did so much for so many Boilermakers.”