Tom Brady praises work of University of Michigan counselor Greg Harden
|02.27.14 at 4:39 pm ET|
There were several under-the-radar people who have helped develop Tom Brady into the player that he is today — including his late guru Tom Martinez. In the latest edition of “60 Minutes Sports,” the Patriots quarterback will talk about Greg Harden, a counselor at the University of Michigan who had a big impact on his life and career.
In the piece, set to air on Showtime on March 5, Brady describes how Harden helped him reach a higher gear mentally.
“Your whole life, people have always told you how great you are as an athlete … he’s probably the first person in your life that says, ‘Well, you don’t deserve to really be on the field.’
“I found I could get the edge from my competitiveness and through my drive and work ethic and those were some of the things Greg really said. ‘This is what your strengths are. Let them be your strengths,’’ Brady said. “Without a doubt, I’m forever grateful to him.”
Harden was effusive in his praise of the quarterback.
“[Brady] still can’t run … but you can’t catch him,” he said with a laugh. “It doesn’t matter. What matters is his heart and his mind. You can’t measure that boy’s heart … his mind.”
Check out some video of the piece here: