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'Brady 6' captures Tom Brady's defiant rise to top

Updated: April 8, 2011, 1:49 PM ET
By Mike Reiss

The voice on the other end of the telephone was Tom Brady's, the words he was speaking unforgettable. This is what he said to his good friend and former University of Michigan teammate Aaron Shea: Don't forget about me.

It was 2000, and Brady was hanging on as the fourth quarterback for the New England Patriots. Shea, a fourth-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns that year, seemed more secure.

Brady and Shea had been tight at Michigan, living ...

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