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Tom Brady with major assist for Michigan NIL efforts

clayton-sayfieby:Clayton Sayfie08/03/23


Former Michigan Wolverines football quarterback Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion, has a bit more time on his hands these days. For the first time since 2000, he’s not at an NFL training camp in August, and he won’t start his job as a commentator for FOX until 2024.

Brady is now helping out with Michigan’s NIL efforts. Head coach Jim Harbaugh and one of the Wolverines’ collectives, Champions Circle, held a golf outing Monday (July 31) at Orchard Lake Country Club with proceeds going toward NIL opportunities for U-M student-athletes. One of the auctioned items was the chance for two individuals to play golf in Florida with Brady and Harbaugh.

According to his Instagram page, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity went to Scott Stewart, a Michigan alum (Ross Business School, class of 1985) who founded and serves as the managing partner of Capitol Seniors Housing (CSH), a national seniors housing investment firm.

“Mr. Stewart is on the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Advisory Board as well as an Adjunct Professor at both Georgetown University and American University in Washington, DC, teaching real estate course ‘Alternative Assets in both of the university’s graduate education programs,” the University of Michigan’s website reads. “Mr. Stewart is a five-time Ironman triathlete and member of the ‘Seven Continents Club,’ having run a marathon in all seven continents. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts and a BBA from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.”

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Stewart’s bid has been rumored to have been for $155,000.

This is just Brady’s latest gesture to help the Michigan program, which he credits for much of his success as an NFL player. He attended the Wolverines’ ‘Signing With The Stars’ event in February 2016. That same fall, Brady served as Michigan’s honorary captain for a game against Colorado.

At Michigan, Tom Brady started 25 games in 1998 and ’99, and completed 61.9 of his passes for 4,773 yards in his career. He went 20-5 as the starting signal-caller, beat Ohio State in 1999 and led the Wolverines to a thrilling overtime victory over Alabama to cap off that same season. Brady was also a part of the Wolverines’ 1997 national championship team and won two Big Ten titles.

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