On March 3, 1983, Pittsburgh Steelers defender Terry Bradshaw was admitted to a Louisiana hospital to have surgery on his right elbow. But so that the press would not find out about it, he registered under the name “Thomas Brady”, according to a Twitter account @QuirkyResearch.
At the time, no one knew that Tom Brady would become famous 18 years after Bradshaw’s stay in the hospital. The real Tom Brady was 5 years old when Bradshaw had surgery.
Bradshaw, who has won four Super Cups, did not play until the 15th game of the 83rd season. In that game, he injured his elbow again and never played again, retiring after making nearly 28,000 yards of passes and throwing 212 passes on landing.
Brady joined the New England Patriots in the 2000 season and won a record seven Super Cups. He retired after last season at the age of 44. He threw over 84,000 yards and executed 624 TD transfers.