NFL: Tom Brady’s Son Takes on Ball Boy Duties in Touching Father-Son Moment at Practice

by Thad Mitchell

Now several weeks into their annual training camp, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are preparing to defend their NFL championship.

NFL training camps are about a month of all-out practices that can sometimes take a toll on participating players. Even Tom Brady, widely regarded as the greatest football player of all time, is immune to the rigors of training camp. But, Brady and the Bucs have their eyes on the prize with another run at the super bowl at stake. As anyone who has ever played a team sport knows, practice is critical to the success of the team and the individual. Seeing as how Tom Brady knows more about success than practically anyone, it’s a good bet that he takes training camp very seriously.

Tom Brady is getting some assistance in surviving the Bucs training camp this year from an unlikely source. His 13-year-old son, Jack, has been filling the role of ball boy for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is doing quite well for himself. He assumed the ball boy role earlier in training camp and has done a great job by all accounts. As the Bucs official ball boy, part of his responsibilities is making sure his father has nice, clean football to throw. As the son of the G.O.A.T., Jack is no stranger to Tom Brady’s teams. Only a few years ago, Tom Brady posted a video of his son helping him with his dropbacks. The hilarious video shows Brady doesn’t take it easy on anyone — even his young son.

Tom Brady Brings Son, Jack, to Training Camp

There is likely no better person to learn football from than Tom Brady so you can bet little Jack is soaking up the experience. Brady took to social media recently to welcome Jack to the team as the Bucs’ ball boy.

“Buccaneers got a new ball boy this week,” he says in an Instagram story update earlier this week. “He takes his summer job and every rep very seriously … just like his dad!!”

Shortly after assuming the position of ball boy, photos of Jack’s new summer job began to emerge. The pics show Jack fitting in perfectly with the Tampa Bay Bucs team, chatting it up with players and coaches. He also does a fine job of making sure the footballs are ready for gameplay.

“Pretty cool as bring-your-kid-to-work day goes,” the tweet proclaims. The photos in the social media post are from Tom Brady’s Instagram page.

There are certainly some great perks to have a father who has won seven Super Bowls and being a ball boy is one.

Tom Brady and the Bucs will look to make another run for Super Bowl, starting with the first game on Thursday, Sept. 9. They will take on the Dallas Cowboys in their first game.