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Tom Brady jack-o'-lantern is the ultimate Halloween treat


Tom Brady's status as a sports icon has reached new heights.

Earlier this month, the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I. unveiled a jack-o'-lantern that is the spitting image of the handsome quarterback.

The pumpkin version of TB12 is part of the zoo's annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, which features more than 5,000 pumpkins all lit up along a quarter-mile woodland trail. The jack-o'-lanterns are divided into different scenes or "skits" for this year's "A to Z" theme.

Tom can be found toward the end of the alphabet and he's certainly in good company; Bobby Orr, Larry Bird and Ted Williams have also been transformed into gourds for a skit entitled "Unforgettable," representing Boston's sports teams.


Photograph courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo.

Each of the pumpkins in "Unforgettable" took up to 10 hours to carve and range in weight from 80 to 100 pounds, according to John Reckner of Passion for Pumpkins, the company that stages the show.

It's not the first time Boston's teams have played a part in the spectacular, though; John and his team carved the entire Red Sox starting lineup after their 2007 World Series championship. When asked if he'd do the same if the Patriots win the Super Bowl this season, John immediately said, "Yes!"

So, here's hoping we'll see Tom Brady and all of his teammates at next year's Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

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