Wilfork: We call Brady 'Tommy Boy'

Wilfork: We call Brady 'Tommy Boy'
September 26, 2013, 2:30 pm
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FOXBORO -- There's "Big Ben" Roethlisberger. Some call Cam Newton "Superman." Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has been known as "Matty Ice" since his days at Boston College.

Tom Brady doesn't have a catchy nickname, but he said on Wednesday that he doesn't mind being referred to as "TB12."

"Not as good as Matty Ice?" he asked. "I know. Matty Ice is pretty sweet."

Brady's teammate Vince Wilfork pulled back the curtain on what's a typically a secretive locker room when he revealed Brady's nickname among his Patriots teammates. They call him Tommy Boy.

"Tommy Boy," Wilfork said with a smile. "Tom Brady speaks for it all, but Tommy boy, that's about the only thing [we use as a nickname for Brady]. Maybe I'm going to have to give him one. I'm going to have to go to the archives and see if I can bring up something. But that's the only thing we call him: Tommy Boy."

Wilfork said his quarterback doesn't mind the pet name.

"He's fine with it," Wilfork said. "I don't know if the ones I'm going to make up for him he's going to be good with, but who cares?"