Happy Birthday, Tedy Bruschi

Today, one of the most beloved players to ever grace a Patriot’s uniform, Tedy Bruschi, celebrates his 38th birthday. 

Bruschi currently works for ESPN, often appearing on SportsCenter and with Mike Reiss in ESPN Boston columns and the like. He retired from the NFL in August of 2009. From playing in every single game in his rookie campaign after being drafted out of Arizona up until the 2008-09 season, Bruschi was a true Patriot. He embodied everything that not many players did — having what both a coach and the fans want. During the retirement press conference, Belichick referred to Bruschi as “the perfect player.” I’m not sure there is any other way to say it.

More recently, the linebacker conquered Africa’s highest mountain Mount Kilimanjaro with former Titans’ coach Jeff Fischer, former Eagles’ tight end Chad Lewis as well as former Military personnel. 

“I’ve never done anything — and I mean anything — remotely like this,” Bruschi said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. 


Photo: Dan Moses/Patriots’ Facebook

Tedy Bruschi finished his career with 1,110 tackles, 30.5 sacks, 12 interceptions and four touchdowns. 

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