NFL: How Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski appeared in a video call with high school kids

A surprising and sensational moment gripped the small town of Pontiac, Michigan.

Last week, a high school basketball team created a group in a messaging app, but entered the wrong number for one of their contacts. Whose number was that? From Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting. A coincidence that would lead to one of the most amazing video calls in boys’ lives.

The video call began with the young people not believing it was Murphy-Bunting. So he walked into the Bucs’ locker room and called tight end Rob Gronkowski, cornerback Richard Sherman and running back Leonard Fournette. Then the video call reached another level: Tom Brady entered the conversation.

“They were shocked,” Fournette told ESPN as he recalled Brady’s arrival. “I think, for some guys in school, Tom is a great figure to them. Who wouldn’t want to be inspired by a player like Brady?”

“It was really cool,” Brady said. “I didn’t know who it was. (Fournette) called me and said something. But it was nice. It would have been good for me when I was in high school too. It was fun, a lot of fun. It was great to see all these young people excited.”