TAMPA, Fla. - When Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take the field Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55, Bucs quarterback Tom Brady will break a record.
The 43 year-old QB will become the oldest quarterback to ever play in a Super Bowl. He'll set the age mark once held by a 41 year-old man named Tom Brady, who broke the previous record set by a 40 year-old QB named Tom Brady.
So what's the secret?
Dr. Tom House has a role in it.
House, who pitched eight seasons in Major League Baseball, has been Brady's personal throwing catch for several years. He now considers himself a mentor and a friend to the QB.
House has tutored Hall of Famers in three different sports - including baseball legend Nolan Ryan, who pitched a no-hitter at age 44.
News 3 Sports Director Adam Winkler scored a one-on-one interview with House, who also works with quarterback Drew Brees. During their visit, Wink asked Dr. House how much credit he deserves for Brady being in the Super Bowl at this stage of his career.
"I'm a real smart part of a pretty good little bubble that surrounds him," House explained. "Literally, it goes back to Nolan Ryan. We proved with Nolan that it was possible to be productive into your 40s if you have a process that supports it. And that's what Tom has done so well. When it comes to things Tom Brady has to care of, there's nobody I've come across in the current NFL scene that pays a greater price to be a superstar."
House will soon launch a smartphone app called Mustard. It breaks down video of a person throwing and - right on your phone - delivers analysis and personalized drills to optimize performance. For more on Mustard, click here.