Tedy Bruschi is the heart and soul of the New England Patriots- and a fan favorite. A linebacker with the team since 1996 Bruschi always seems to be in on every other tackle and sack. Bruschi was still savoring the Patriots' third Super Bowl victory in four years when on February 16 2005 he suffered a mild stroke. Most of the ensuing physical problems subsided soon after and following intensive rehabilitation Bruschi who had initially said he planned to sit out the 2005-06 season was cleared by doctors to resuming playing. And he did exactly that on October 30 2005 retuing to the field for the Patriots' game against the Buffalo Bills. Tedy Bruschi has hand signed this 16x20 photo of him making a tackle against the Bucs. A Steiner Sports Certificate of Authenticity is included.