Tom Brady Sr. was not your typical youth sports parent. Although his son Tom was a great baseball player in Little League, his father wouldn’t let him throw a curve, for fear of hurting his arm. And he wouldn’t let him play football until he was 14. (Details on one of those first games here).
Now, with all we’ve learned recently about the effects of concussions in the NFL, Tom Sr. can’t say with certainty that he would have let his son play football at all, knowing what we know today. Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports with a great interview with Brady Sr.