Know About Tedy Bruschi; Wife, Jersey, Net Worth, College, Stroke

Published Date: 07 Jul, 2019 Updated date: 07 Jul, 2019 By Celebs Podium

After one massive stroke, Tedy Bruschi suffered the another in early July 2019. The former Patriots star is still recovering the pain according to his family sources.

Former professional American football player, Tedy Bruschi played for NFL team, New England Patriots. The three-time Super Bowl champion is the 1995 recipient of the Morris Trophy.

Tedy Bruschi Bio & Family

The player was born as Tedy Lacap Bruschi on 9 June 1963 in San Francisco, California to parents, Anthony Bruschi Sr. and Juanita Lacap. The Filipino and Italian ancestry is one of three children who went to Roseville High School in Roseville, California. Tedy’ sister, Natalia is a celebrity Men’s Groomer while the other name is Lauren. Their parents got divorced, so his mother went to exchange wedding vows with a professional tennis player, Ron Sandys.

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Tedy’s Stroke History

The 46-year-old suffered a second stroke on 5 July 2019 which was made public by his foundation, Tedy’s Team. It was on 16 February 2005 when he had a stroke post three days playing at the Pro Bowl. He was diagnosed with a mild stroke after having a congenital heart defect and eight months later, he was medically cleared on 16 October 2005.

He has also written a book Never Give Up: My Stroke, My Recovery, and My Return to the NFL in 2007. The publication talks about his stroke experiences and hardships, including the recovery he went through.

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Career & Net Worth

Before a proper NFL start, he played for the University of Arizona team, Arizona Wildcats football team from 1991 to 1995. A year later, the New England Patriots picked him in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft. Tedy committed 12 years of incredible playing form with Patriots until 2008 where his salary was around $1,000,000.

Tedy Bruschi playing stats (Picture: NFL)

He declared his retirement on 30 August 2009 on the broadcast episode of Sunday Night Football. As if for now, he has a net worth of $12 million.

Tedy’s Wife & Kids

The former and his wife, Heidi Bomberger Bruschi shares over two decades of beautiful matrimony. They went to exchange wedding vows in 1997. His wife has always been supportive of Tedy work as an American Heart Association spokesperson and Tedy’s Team.

Tedy Bruschi with wife Heidi in Patriots events at the New England Patriots on 30 November 2009 (Picture: Michael Blanchard Photography)

Together, they share three kids; Tedy Jr. born in 2001, Rex, born in 2003 and Dante, born in 2005 respectively.

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Some Interesting Facts About Tedy Bruschi

  • Tedy’s paternal grandparents were from Bedonia in Italy while his mother is of Filipino ancestry.
  • After retirement, he allied with ESPN network.
  • The former is the recipient of the 2011 Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters which is his sixth honor.
  • He is also the 19th player to enter the New England Patriots Hall of Fame on 21 May 2013.
  • From 2012, Tedy’s jersey number 54 is now worn by Dont’a Hightower.

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