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Seeing Double: Lafayette's Drew Brees look-alike

Posted at 9:59 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-29 10:59:39-04

If you were watching Sunday's Saints game, chances are you were seeing double, a split screen of Drew Brees and "Not Drew Brees."

Some of you may have recognized the Lafayette man who is getting national attention for his resemblance to number nine.

Running workouts rather than plays, Ragin Crossfit owner Jeremy Hohle is kind of like the quarterback at his gym in Lafayette.

For most of the state and perhaps the country, he's best known for his resemblance to his favorite quarterback, Drew Brees.

"To go viral on the internet is kind of crazy," Hohle said.

There's no dispute that there's a strong resemblance and it's something Hohle has picked up on before.

"The year they won the Superbowl, I was down there and that's when it was kind of crazy. Everybody stopped me. I took hundreds of pictures. So I always kind of knew something like this might happen," he said.

Ten years later, Hohle received the same attention, but this time from the Saints and a national TV audience..

"As soon as we sat down all of the players just kind of started looking and laughing and, you know, Kamara was kind of pointing and laughing and he went tap a few of the other guys," Hohle explains.

Hohle says he has not only embraced his resemblance to Brees but his core values as well.

"I'm really big into my family. I own my own business and that's kind of my baby. I show up every morning at 5:00 here. I just see a lot of similarities in both of us," Hohle said.

He does not have plans for the Saints upcoming game against the Atlanta Falcons but plans to return soon.

"I think in three weeks we'll be back out there. We have the same seats, you know, so hopefully we'll get to meet him at some point."