Calling the wrong number is usually frustrating. For a few members of a high school boys’ basketball team, it was quite a story to tell.
Students at Notre Dame Prep in Pontiac, Michigan accidentally added Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting to a group chat, whose phone number was one digit away from a teammate of theirs.
Long story short, the freshmen thought they were being tricked when the random recipient revealed who he was. To prove his identity, Murphy-Bunting decided to give the team FaceTiming and introduce them to some of his own teammates.
Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, and Richard Sherman all made guest appearances, with Fournette entertaining the kids for about 10 minutes while Tom Brady rounded a meeting to say hello.
“They were shocked,” Fournette told ESPN’s Jenna Laine in a piece published Thursday about handing the phone to Brady. “I think that’s, for high school boys, Tom is the figure for them. You know what I mean? Who wouldn’t want to look up to such a man?”
Brady had no idea what was going on when he got the phone, but it was also a pleasant surprise for him. Especially since the kids were from the state he played college football for.
“Even better,” Brady told ESPN that the team is from Michigan. “That was fun. That was really fun. It was really good to see all those young kids so excited.