Tedy Bruschi is a former professional American football player. In the 1996 NFL Draft, he was selected by the New Engalnd Patriots as a linebacker in the third round. Further, he played his entire career game with the team. He retired after playing 13 NFL seasons as a linebacker with the New Engalnd Patriots.
Previously, he played college football with the Arizona Wildcats football team when he joined the University of Arizona. He played from the year 1991 to 1995 and also named as consensus first-team All-American in 1994 and 1995. Further, as his successful career, he also has a successful married life with his wife Heidi Bomberger Bruschi and three children after his retirement. Let us scroll over to know more information on his personal and professional life.
Tedy Bruschi: Bio, Family, Early Career
The former football player was born on 9 June 1973 in San Francisco, California. He has a mixed ethnicity of Bedonia, Italy from his parental side and Filipino ancestry from his mother’s side. However, he has not revealed information about his parents. Regarding his education, he attended Roseville High School. During his school days, he lettered in high school football, wrestling, and track and field. For the Roseville Tigers, he became an all-conference selection as a defensive tackle.
After that, he attended the University of Arizona and played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 1991 to 1995. He completed his college football career with 185 total tackles and has 74 tackles for losses, six fumbles, and tied the NCAA Division I-A sack record with 52 sacks. In 1994 and 1995, he recognized as a consensus first-team All-American. Further, he won the 1995 Morris Trophy as the Pacific-10 Conference’s best defensive lineman.
Tedy Bruschi: Professional Career & Life Achievements
In 1996, the New England Patriots selected him in the third round in the 1996 NFL Draft and played as a linebacker. Till 2008, he played with the team, during those times, he ranked third on the team with 17 special teams tackles. Also, he recorded two sacks in Super Bowl XXXI against the Green Bay Packers. Before his NFL career, he was selected for the East-West Shrine Bowl Game. Later in 2002, he voted a defensive captain for the season by his teammates.
The three days after playing the 2005 Pro Bowl, he was taken to a hospital which later diagnosed with a mild stroke. After release from the hospital, he played on 29 October against the Buffalo Bills. Then he named AFC Defensive Player of the Week as well. He didn’t play in the first game of the 2006 season because he had surgery on 8th August after he broke his right scaphoid bone at the start of his training. In 2008, he played in 13 games and named a defensive captain by his teammates.
After playing 13 seasons in the NFL, he announced his retirement on 31 August 2009 at a press conference. Then he joined ESPN as an analyst and also inducted on Patriots Hall of Fame that took place during halftime of a Thursday Night Football game in September 2013.
Tedy Bruschi: Personal Life & Wife
He is a married man who has married his college sweetheart met the first time at the University of Arizona. Since then they started to date with each other. After some years they tied a knot on 27 June 1997 attended by their close friends and relatives. The couple shares three children from their marriage. They are Dante Bruschi, Tedy Bruschi Jr., and Rex Bruschi.
His wife also completed her graduation from the University of Arizona. During her high school days, she was a volleyball champion and had joined the university on a full-time sports scholarship. However, she left her sports career to take care of her children and husband.
Additionally, Bruschi is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. He has also founded a foundation to raise funds for stroke research inspired by his own experience. On 5 July 2019, he suffered a second stroke that reported through his foundation Tedy’s Team. He has also written his first experience of stroke in 2007 as a book ‘Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL’.
Caption: Bruschi and his wife and sons.
Tedy Bruschi: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about his earning, he had earned a hefty amount from his football career. Therefore, he has a net worth estimated at around $12 million from his football playing career.
On Instagram, he has a verified account @tedybruschi with 227k followers. He has a verified Twitter account @TedyBruschi with 56.2k followers. Also, he has a Facebook account @TedyBruschi with more than 41.2k followers.
Tedy Bruschi: Body Measurements
The former athlete has a strong and fit body that stands toa height of 6 feet 1 inch or 1.85 meters. His body weighs around 112 kg with body measurements 42-32-35 inches. He has black eyes and black hair color.