Since retiring from football back in early February, NFL future Hall of Famer Tom Brady has been sticking solid to his retirement goals. In March, he expressed that it was now time for him to watch his son’s game, but now he’s focusing his energy on doing that and supporting all of his family. The former Patriots quarterback recently visited UCLA to watch his niece, Maya Brady, hone her own craft: softball.
Last week, the 45-year-old football legend shared a series of jubilant photos and videos on his Instagram account. The first photo depicts the two smiling in abundant joy together following Maya’s big win.
“Night at the park. Big W!” the caption joyously reads.
As a small token of her gratitude, the UCLA softball star commented under his post.
“I love you, Uncle Tommy,” she wrote. “Thank you for coming!!!!”
Despite the fact that this is his first post with her, this doesn’t negate the fact that he’s always believed in the talents of his niece. During an interview with Boston Globe in 2019, he expressed this supportive sentiment about her.
“I think Maya is already the most athletic person of the family,” he said.
Originally from Thousand Oaks, California and born in 2004, her softball career took flight early on in her life at Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, California, where she played on the school team. When the time came for her to attend college, Maya was already ahead of the curve as she was rated the No. 2 recruit in the nation.
With an outstanding resume in college softball, Maya is establishing her legacy. According to UCLA, the 5’10 athlete broke a 24-year-old UCLA record with 11 consecutive base hits from February 10 to 12 this year. She ranks third on UCLA’s career slugging percentage list and is tied for third most bases in a single game in UCLA history and is the seventh Bruin in program history to have five multi-homer games in their career.
Given everything she has accomplished already, it seems like she’s going to keep making Uncle Tommy proud for years to come.