Tom BradyHis family is his greatest cheerleader.

This is episode 10 in the ESPN series Tom Brady: Man in the Arena, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback opened up about his nearest and dearest and reflected on his relationship with his father, Tom Brady Sr.

Near the start of episode 25 he stated, “There is a huge commitment your parents make to you, and my father made every promise that was, I know, an incredible dad.” His support was constant, and he never missed a chance to encourage me to accomplish difficult things.

Later on in the episode, the athlete—who has two kids Benjamin12, Vivian9-year-old with his wife Gisele BündchenAnd shares a boy. Jack14-year-old with his ex Bridget Moynahan—reflected on his own experience with fatherhood.

“I’m 44. He cried while telling the story. He said, “When I think about becoming a dad I think about him because I remember what my father meant to me. And I realize that I’m not as great a father to my children as my dad. They are my examples of how to maintain a family and care for, support, and love.