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Encyclopedia > Tedy Bruschi
Tedy Bruschi

Tedy Bruschi (right) at the White House.
New England PatriotsNo. 54
Inside linebacker
Date of Birth: June 9, 1973 (1973-06-09) (age 34)
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
National Football League Debut
1996 for the New England Patriots
Career Highlights and Awards
  • Pro Bowl (2005)
  • Co-NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2005)
Career History
College: Arizona
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
 Teams:
Stats at NFL.com

Tedy Lacap Bruschi (pronounced BREW-ski) (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football linebacker for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. A 12-year veteran of the NFL, Bruschi has played his entire career with the Patriots. Image File history File links Brushcifeds. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... San Francisco redirects here. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... San Francisco redirects here. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... This article relates to sports. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick (de facto) Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present... NFL redirects here. ...

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High school years

Bruschi attended Roseville High School in Roseville, California, and was a student and a letterman in football, wrestling, and track & field. In football, he was twice named an All-Conference selection, an All-Metro selection, and an All-Northern California honoree. Roseville High School is one of many schools in the Roseville Joint Union High School District. ... Location in Placer County Coordinates: , County Incorporated April 10, 1909 Government  - Mayor Jim Gray[1] Area  - City 79. ...


College years

He played college football at the University of Arizona as a defensive tackle, where he tied the NCAA Division I-A sack record with 52 quarterback sacks. He was a member of the aptly named "Desert Swarm" defense with their hard-nosed tactics coached by Chuck Akina. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... Defensive tackle (DT) is a position on the field in American and Canadian football. ... Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... Vanderbilt Quarterback Jay Cutler is sacked by U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman 2nd Class Jeremy Chase. ...


National Football League years

He was taken by the Patriots in the 3rd round (86th overall) of the 1996 NFL draft. As of 2006, he has 829 tackles, 27 sacks, and 11 interceptions, 4 of which have gone for touchdowns. Bruschi had six tackles, a sack and an interception of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb to help the Patriots cement a 24-21 win in Super Bowl XXXIX, their third title in four years. He played in his only Pro Bowl the next week. The 1996 NFL Draft was one of the best draft classes ever for the position of Wide Receiver. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... In Canadian or American football, an interception occurs when a quarterbacks pass is caught by a player on the opposing team. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert (official) Andy Reid (de facto) Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952... Donovan Jamal McNabb (born November 25, 1976 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. ... Date February 6, 2005 Stadium ALLTEL Stadium City Jacksonville, Florida MVP Deion Branch, Wide receiver Favorite Patriots by 7 National anthem Combined choirs of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ...


A few days later, on February 16, 2005, Bruschi was taken to a hospital with symptoms including temporary numbness, blurred vision and headaches. Bruschi suffered a mild stroke. He suffered from a PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) which is a congenital heart defect. Bruschi suffered from partial paralysis and was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital. After several months of rehabilitation working with Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Bruschi announced that he would sit out the 2005 NFL season.[1] is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Stroke (disambiguation). ... Atrial septal defects (ASD) are a group of congenital heart diseases that enables communication between atria of the heart and may involve the interatrial septum. ... A congenital heart defect is a defect in the structure of the heart and great blood vessels of the newborn. ... Paralysed redirects here. ... Massachusetts General Hospital (often abbreviated to Mass General or just MGH) is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and biomedical research facility in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a rehabilitation hospital located in Boston, Massachusetts. ...


On October 16, 2005, it was announced that Bruschi had been medically cleared to resume playing football and he rejoined the team on the practice field three days later. The Patriots officially activated him on October 29, and he played the following night against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN broadcast this game and had several features on Bruschi's return. Many interviews about Bruschi were shown, some during key plays in the game. Following the game, Bruschi was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Bruschi played in all but the final game against Miami and was ready to suit up for the first playoff game against Jacksonville. He was named the 2005 NFL Comeback Player of the Year, an honor he shared with Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith. is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Buffalo Bills (disambiguation). ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach liljimjim Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present... City Jacksonville, Florida Team colors Teal, Black, White, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Jacksonville... The NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award has been given out after every season since 1972, except for 1985 when no winner was selected. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Carolina Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Personal life

Bruschi is of Filipino and Italian descent. He is an accomplished saxophonist and has played with the Boston Pops.[2] Bruschi resides in North Attleboro, MA with his wife, Heidi, and their three sons Tedy Jr., Rex and Dante. The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. ...   Settled: 1669 â€“ Incorporated: 1887 Zip Code(s): 02760 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ...


In 2007 Bruschi wrote a book about his experience with his stroke and his recovery, entitled Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL. In his memoir, Bruschi speaks with candor about how his family confronted the reality of his life-threatening affliction, of his initial plans to retire from the NFL, and of the moment he told his wife he was ready to return to football, earning him a share of the Comeback Player of the Year Award and full ownership of the prestigious Ed Block Courage Award. His book was published by John Wiley & Sons in August 2007. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ...


External links

  • New England Patriots Bio Page
  • Current Stats
  • Tedy Bruschi at ESPN.com
  • Tedy Bruschi's NFL Statistics

ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

Notes and references

  1. ^ Bruschi to sit out 2005 Patriots.com. Accessed 25 June 2007.
  2. ^ Pats' Bruschi leaves hospital The Providence Journal. Accessed 24 July 2007.
Preceded by
Drew Brees
NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award
2005
(Co-Award Winner Steve Smith)
Succeeded by
Chad Pennington

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Tedy Lacap Bruschi (born June 9, 1973 in San Francisco, California) is an American football player.
Bruschi has become greatly popular with Patriots fans for his tenacious playing style and ability to seemingly make a key play whenever necessary for his team; 12 of his 27 sacks have come in the fourth quarter.
Bruschi had six tackles, a sack and an interception of Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb to help the Patriots cement a 24-21 Super Bowl win over the Eagles, their third title in four years.
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