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WATCH: Tom Brady tosses the Lombardi Trophy in Tampa

Three years ago today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl win with a boat parade in Tampa. And it led to one of the NFL’s most iconic post-Super Bowl moments.

Quarterback Tom Brady had been with the Buccaneers for just a year, but that was all it took to win his 7th Super Bowl — and Tampa Bay’s second. He was certainly feeling the love from Bucs fans during the parade, and he would go on to create a legendary moment for the city and the NFL in general.

Brady wound up and tossed the Lombardi Trophy from his boat to the one across from him, and it was caught by then-Bucs tight end Cameron Brate to the applause of the crowd. The moment immediately wormed its way into the hearts of the Bucs faithful, but Brady has said later that he’s very thankful Brate caught the trophy.

“First of all, I was not thinking at that moment. It was not a thought,” Brady said on James Corden’s Late Late Show. “It was, ‘This seems really fun to do. Not to mention, when you get your hands on one of those trophies, there’s a lot of really sharp edges on the bottom. … I found out later, had that been an incomplete pass, that would have went down like 80 feet. I’m so happy that (tight end) Cam (Brate caught it).”

Check out the memory below:

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire