Christie Bergman, mass communications sophomore, watched the 2017 Super Bowl because she had to analyze the commercials for her advertising class. She happened to look up during the actual game and saw a face she recognized. She did some investigating and found out the mysterious man’s name: Tom Brady.
“I had never heard of him before, but I knew I had seen his face somewhere,” Bergman said. “I realized he was the guy from that Intel commercial. Then, I looked him up online and found out he went to my college!”
The yearbook confirmed that Brady graduated from OCU with degrees in visual arts, exercise science and French. He was also captain of the intramural football team.
Brady said he wishes OCU would recognize his accomplishments like they do for the performers.
“The Bass School of Music gives a shout out to all their Broadway-bound singers, and Ann Lacy praises all her Rockettes,” Brady said. “I know OCU is big in the performing arts, but I’d like a little love too.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he has been extremely impressed with Brady’s liberal arts education.
“I admit I was a little skeptical when this kid went straight from intramural to pro, but he hasn’t disappointed me once,” Belichick said. “He draws plays better than anyone, and he taught the whole team to communicate in French while on the field. He also connected me with Jo Rowan, who came in to give ballet lessons to the team. It was wonderful.”
Brady returned to OCU last year to give a motivational presentation. Officials said he was hoping for an honorary doctorate, but his visit fell on the same day as Kristin Chenowith’s visit.
Jim Johnson, music theater freshman, was the only person in attendance.
“I thought he was the guy from Whose Line who just got cast in Chicago’s Hamilton,” Johnson said. “Then I realized he was from England or something, so I snuck out.”