HS freshman basketball team misdial on FaceTime, lose their minds when Tom Brady pops up: ‘What’s up fellas?’

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Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady made a surprise FaceTime appearance with a Michigan high school basketball team after one of them accidentally texted the wrong number, dialing up Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.

Vinny Tartaglia is a member of the Notre Dame Prep freshman basketball team. He was adding his teammates’ numbers to a group text when he accidentally added an incorrect number that incredibly belonged to Murphy-Bunting.

“We were trying to add people, and the last person was Luca, but I was one digit off,” Tartaglia told ClickonDetriot.com in an interview.

Murphy-Bunting asked the boys if they had meant to include him in their chat. The boys thought it was their teammate Luca and responded yes. The cornerback was amused by the mixup and decided to play it out. He then told them who he was and sent them a selfie in the Buccaneers’ locker room. The boys didn’t believe him and weren’t buying it.

“Everyone was skeptical, it’s definitely not an NFL player, right?” Tartaglia asked.

Murphy-Bunting then upped his game with the group by FaceTiming them. He had tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Richard Sherman, and running back Leonard Fournette join in on the call, and then legendary quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance.

“They were shocked,” Fournette commented to ESPN on Wednesday. “I think that’s … to guys in high school, Tom is the figure for them. You know what I mean? Who wouldn’t want to look up to a guy like that?”

The Notre Dame Prep team eventually asked where Brady was after taking a tour around the team’s locker room. Brady was finishing up a meeting when Fournette handed the FaceTime call to him.

“Naturally the boys are getting greedy now, and besides asking the guys to have big weeks for their fantasy football team, they want to see the GOAT!” School counselor P. Jason Whalen mused while sharing screenshots of the call on Twitter. His son is on the team.

“Fournette stays on FaceTime for a good 10 minutes while @TomBrady finishes up a meeting. The boys are absolutely losing it during this. After some time passes he pops up on the screen and says ‘What’s up fellas?!?!’ The boys lose their minds…,” Whalen noted.

“That was sweet,” Brady said in response to the call. “I didn’t know who it was. [Leonard] said, ‘Here’s my boy’ or whatever he said. It was nice. It would have been nice for me when I had been in high school too.”

“That was fun,” Brady also told ESPN Wednesday. “That was really fun. It was really good to see all those young kids hyped up.”

“What an awesome experience for our boys and what an amazing group of guys on the Buccaneers. I can’t believe they took the time to entertain Colin and his teammates. I’m sure they had a good time laughing at the fact that the SuperBowl champs got randomly added to a freshman basketball team group chat,” Whalen tweeted.

At the end of the once-in-a-lifetime call, Murphy-Bunting gave words of encouragement to the team, “Ball out this season!”


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