One Wrong Digit Connects High Schoolers With The Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A high school freshmen boys' basketball team at Notre Dame Preparatory in Pontiac, Michigan got a rare FaceTime call from the 2020 Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But it wasn't on purpose, said P. Jason Whalen, who said he's the father of one of the players and a school counselor. Whalen documented the whole ordeal on Twitter.

According to Whalen, it was when the boys were making a team group chat on November 24, that one of the player's contact was inputted with one wrong digit. The random number that was added, responded in the chat, asking "did you mean to add me to this group?"

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After some back and forth, the mysterious character revealed himself to be Sean Murphy-Bunting of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Whalen said. At first the high schoolers thought it was just one of their teammates messing with them, but then Murphy-Bunting sent a selfie of himself.

At that point all doubts were cleared when the Michigan team received a FaceTime call from Murph-Bunting, with multiple other Buccaneers like Leonard Fournette, Mike Evans, Rob Gronkowski, and Richard Sherman on the other end.

Whalen said the players waited for the seven time Super Bowl Champion and Buccaneers' Quarterback Tom Brady to come out of a meeting, and when he made an appearance, the boys were ecstatic.

"That was sweet," Brady told ESPN about the call, "I didn't know who it was. It was nice. It would have been nice for me when I had been in high school too."

WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.


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