NFL
March 3, 2021

Steelers Legend Terry Bradshaw Used Tom Brady's Name as Alias to Hide Surgery in 1983

Terry Bradshaw and Tom Brady have more in common than you might think. 

Of course, the pair are two of the winningest quarterbacks in NFL history, but that's not all the two share. 

In 1983, the Steelers legend and four-time Super Bowl champion checked into a Louisiana hospital to have elbow surgery, but he wanted to remain discreet, so he used an alias: Thomas Brady. 

But that was back before five-year-old Tom Brady was a household name with seven Super Bowl titles. 

As the report details, Bradshaw randomly decided on the name, "Thomas Brady" to keep the fans and press from hounding him. While that didn't exactly work out, it's an awesome bit of trivia between two of the most prolific players to play the position.

During his hospital stay, Bradshaw visited other rooms to cheer up sick children, and the Steelers maintained the surgery was just a minor procedure.

Brady and Bradshaw have combined to win 11 Super Bowls, and for a brief moment, they even shared a name.

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