For Tom Brady, Super Bowl LII has family roots

Tom Brady's mother is from Minnesota, and he visited the family farm often as a child.

Story highlights

  • Brady's mother is from Browerville, Minnesota, 135 miles from US Bank Stadium
  • "That really is my roots, and it's very much a part of who I am," Brady says

Bloomington, Minnesota (CNN)On Sunday, Tom Brady will play in his eighth Super Bowl. And this one is very special to the 40-year-old Patriots quarterback.

That's because Brady, even though he grew up in California, says he's "half Minnesotan."
"I love coming back here," Brady said in Minnesota this week. "I've got a lot of family here. It's a great state. It's pretty unbelievable to actually be playing here. I didn't think about it at all until a couple weeks ago. I said, 'Mom, you know where the Super Bowl is?' She's like, 'Of course I do.'"