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Tom Brady praises work of University of Michigan counselor Greg Harden

02.27.14 at 4:39 pm ET
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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.

“€œYour 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.’€™

“€œI 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.

“€œ[Brady] still can’€™t run … but you can’€™t catch him,”€ he said with a laugh. “€œIt 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:

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