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Tom Brady hired by Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines

ATLANTA — The star quarterback from the team that broke the hearts of of Falcons fans in Super Bowl LII is now working for an Atlanta-based company.

Tom Brady, the seven-time Super Bowl champion, is joining Delta Air Lines as a long-term strategic adviser.

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Delta said in a news release that “Brady’s expertise in teamwork, performance, and perseverance” will assist the company.

“Delta’s people are driven by their commitment to world-class performance, excellence and a desire to achieve best-in-class results,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. “Bringing a leader like Tom onto the Delta team furthers our mission to connect the world while accelerating our drive to continuously improve for our colleagues, customers and communities.”

Brady, whose mother was a flight attendant, said he has always admired people who worked in air travel.

“I am grateful to be joining the Delta family, a company I have loved and respected for years,” Brady said.

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Of course, Brady has a major connection to Atlanta history.

In a game that Falcons fans would like to forget, Brady and the New England Patriots trailed the Falcons 28-3 at halftime, but the Patriots scored 19 points in the final quarter, including a pair of two-point conversions.

The Patriots won the game with James White’s 2-yard touchdown run in overtime.

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