Today’s Boston Globe is reporting that Tedy Bruschi announced his retirement today after playing in the National Football League for thirteen years. Normally I don’t do football stories, but this man is a class act. He is known locally as a wonderful example of a family man and a man with a fantastic work ethic. He has played for the New England Patriots during the entire thirteen years of his football career.
According to the article, Coach Belichick said:
“I’ve coached a lot of great players, and Tedy is up there with all of them . . . above them,” said Belichick, who remarked that Bruschi always did the right thing on and off the field. “He’s the epitome of everything you would want in a football player . . . I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player do what he’s done.
“How do I sum it up? How do I feel about Tedy Bruschi in five seconds? He’s a perfect player. He’s helped create a tradition here we’re all proud of. He’s a perfect player. He’s a perfect player.”
“That’s something you’ll never hear during your career,” Bruschi said as he and Belichick laughed. “To have him say that to me is probably the best compliment he could ever give me.””
Best wishes to Mr. Bruschi in whatever he chooses to do in the future. With his fantastic work ethic, I am sure he will be extremely successful in whatever he does.