Fan favorite and former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi hosted 54 children today at Gillette Stadium for his fifth annual youth football clinic, reported Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.
Five current and former New England players joined No. 54 as coaches for the kids: linebacker Jerod Mayo, quarterback Brian Hoyer and punter Zoltan Mesko, along with former running back Sammy Morris and Ray Ventrone, who currently plays defensive back for the Cleveland Browns.
"Bruschi gave the kids a pep talk in the locker room before leading them onto the field. They were introduced individually over the public address system and ran under the Patriots’ inflatable helmet," reported Howe.
“I was just talking to Hoyer, I was telling him, ‘How do you think these kids feel behind us, on the Gillette Stadium field listening to the national anthem where the New England Patriots play?’" Bruschi said. “It’s just great for them. It’s a great treat for the kids, sort of an end-of-the-sch...