He may be known for playing in New England, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also has a pretty deep connection to Minnesota.

Super Bowl LIII - New England Patriots v Los Angeles Rams
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With six Super Bowl victories under his belt, Tom Brady is already being called the G.O.A.T-- the Greatest Of All Time. He's played his entire football career in Foxboro, just outside Boston.

He was born in California and went to college in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan. So how is Brady connected to the Land of 10,000 Lakes?

Well, according to this ESPN story from last year-- when Super Bowl LII was, of course, held here in Minnesota-- you have to head tiny Browerville, which is about three and a half hours northwest of Rochester. (It's even a little northwest of St. Cloud, about 20 or so miles north of I-94.)

Browerville is where a young Tom Brady used to kill some time, kind of like he now kills opposing teams' defenses. Because Browervill is his mom's hometown. That's right, the greatest quarterback the NFL has ever seen "spent summers as a kid running around his grandfather's farm. This rural town is where his mother Galynn (née Johnson) was raised and then married in 1969, and it remains home to a handful of maternal relatives, including his grandmother, aunts and uncles, and a host of first, second and third cousins," the story notes.

So I'm sure they were watching Tom add yet ANOTHER Super Bowl ring to his impressive collection Sunday night down in Atlanta as the Patriots beat the Rams. I had no idea Tom had any ties to Minnesota-- did you?

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