The University of Michigan men’s football team’s journey to the national championship game has stirred up immense excitement, especially for former Wolverines quarterback and seven-time Super Bowl champion, Tom Brady.
During the Rose Bowl game on Monday night, Brady, 46, took to Instagram to share his exhilaration. In a video featuring a shirtless Brady, he enthusiastically shouted into the camera, “Woohoo! Let’s go!” This ecstatic reaction followed the Wolverines’ defense stopping University of Alabama quarterback Jalen Milroe on the final play of the game, securing a thrilling 27-20 overtime victory.
Michigan’s triumph in the Rose Bowl marks their return to the national championship game for the first time since 1997, the year Brady and the Wolverines clinched the title under coach Lloyd Carr.
Brady’s connection with the Wolverines dates back to his college years, playing quarterback for them from 1995 to 1999. He initially backed up future NFL star Brian Griese during the team’s 1997 NCAA National Championship season, eventually taking over in 1998 and 1999, where he threw for 30 touchdowns and 4,644 yards over the next two seasons.
The conclusion of Brady’s college career in 2000 included an overtime victory over Alabama in the Orange Bowl, where the Wolverines defeated the Crimson Tide 35-34. This historic game was followed by Brady’s selection as the last pick in the NFL Draft that year, marking the beginning of his unparalleled professional football career with the New England Patriots.
Brady officially retired in 2022 after securing a seventh Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, he returned for one more season before announcing his retirement “for good” in February of the following year.
Despite his retirement, Brady continues to stay engaged and light-hearted. Recently, he humorously mentioned almost attempting a second unretirement in early 2023 before his friends persuaded him otherwise. Brady’s enthusiastic social media post on Monday night reinforces that, even off the field, there is much for him to celebrate and be thrilled about.