Tom Brady Confidence Shared With Disadvantaged Kids: 'Playing Football is Not Helping People'

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  • New England Patriots Tom Brady passes against the New York Jets during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 21, 2012.
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    New England Patriots Tom Brady passes against the New York Jets during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Massachusetts October 21, 2012.
By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter
May 20, 2013|1:50 pm

New England Patriot quarterback Tom Brady may be aging, but he is more confident than ever about his throw.

During a recent interview, Tom Brady admitted that he is not too worried about a failing football career. At the top of his game after a winning season, the player has said he feels better than ever.

The Patriots QB scored 557 total points, the third highest in league history, and finished with a 12-4 record. For his part, Brady finished the season with 4,827 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, only 8 interceptions, and a passer rating of 98.7.

"Going into my 14th year, I have never had more confidence in how I am throwing the football. I've never felt better throwing the football," the player told Sports Illustrated recently.

Instead, Brady has his mind on other things, which includes devoting his time to a charity program that helps work with disadvantaged kids. Brady is the honorary chairman of the Best Buddies Challenge, which runs over Memorial Day weekend in Massachusetts.

"It's one of the highlights of my year,'' Brady told SI. "Playing football is not curing cancer, and it's not helping people with intellectual disabilities. So when I leave Hyannis Port on Saturday afternoon, you feel like you've made a difference in people's lives.''

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Brady suggested that participating in the program helped to keep him from taking certain things in life for granted.

"Friendship and support from friends and family is so important to succeeding in life. We take friendship for granted," he said. "A lot of these kids are the ones who don't have those friends, who get made fun of in school. It's so important to give them a hand. I hope I can participate in this for the rest of my life -- and I want my kids to participate too."

 

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