FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Tom Brady grew up and spent most of his young life in San Mateo, California, but he now recognizes a new city as his hometown. Boston.
Brady has spent all 14 NFL seasons as quarterback of the New England Patriots and he’s lived in the city of Boston for much of that time. And after the tragic events that took place at Monday’s Boston Marathon, Brady took to Facebook to express his sadness, send prayers to those affected and let everyone know that he considers Boston his hometown.
“My heart is saddened by the tragic events of yesterday in my hometown of Boston. My prayers are with all of the victims and their families,” Brady said via his Facebook page.
Many other athletes both in Boston and around sports have sent their thoughts and prayers to the city of Boston. Some of Brady’s teammates have even taken action to help the victims, including a major donation from defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and wide receiver Danny Amendola agreeing to donate money for every catch and drop he has in 2013.
Check out Brady’s message and the accompanying photo below.
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