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Tom Brady receives high praise from … Bono?

Tom Brady is without question among the greatest, if not the greatest, quarterback ever to play in the NFL. The New England Patriots superstar quarterback obviously has become well-accustomed to receiving praise and accolades from individuals far removed from the NFL’s orbit. But who knew Brady had such a huge fan in U2 front man Bono, albeit not for his exploits on the gridiron.

It turns out Brady has done some “behind the scenes” work for ONE Campaign, according to Bono, an organization co-founded by the the rock star/humanitarian that combats extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Bono and U2 are currently in the midst of a press tour to promote their new album, “Songs of Experience.” And Bono ended up making an appearance Friday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” of all places. That’s where he let the cat out of the bag about Brady’s low-key humanitarian work.

“He’s obviously a great leader on the field, but I can tell you off the field, he’s also a great leader,” Bono said of Brady in an interview with Kyle Brandt, as transcribed by Uproxx. “In 2005, he became the millionth member of the ONE Campaign to fight extreme poverty. It’s an organization that I co-founded, and he traveled to Ghana and Uganda, kept it low key. He did stuff behind the scenes, and that’s sort of the measure of a different kind of man than maybe the one you know.”

There you have it. Bono has a ton of admiration for Brady. One has to assume the feeling is reciprocal.