The New York Giants quarterback is the son of Tom and Alexandra DeVito
Get to know Tommy DeVito's parents.
The 25-year-old NFL player has made headlines in recent weeks — not just because the undrafted rookie was selected by the New York Giants to lead the team as quarterback, but because he still lives at his New Jersey childhood home with his mom and dad.
DeVito is the son of dad Tom and mom Alexandra, who raised him and his brother in Cedar Grove. With the NFL player's new gig on the Giants, his living situation was "a no-brainer."
“Honestly, I don't even know if I could find a place closer to here than where I live. It takes me 12 minutes to get here,” DeVito told ESPN of his commute to MetLife Stadium ahead of his career start on Nov. 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.
“Tommy was born to do this," his father Tom told The New York Post. “I’m not surprised, and I’m not trying to sound cocky, but Tommy’s been training for his since he was 5 years old," the proud dad confidently added. “People think, ‘Oh, he’s undrafted,’ and they wonder why he’s here... He’s here because [Giants coach Brian] Daboll knows he’s got a diamond in the rough."
Here's everything to know about DeVito's parents, Tom and Alexandra.
They have two sons, Tommy and Max
Tom and Alexandra are the parents of two sons, Tommy and Max, who they raised in Cedar Grove, New Jersey.
Both of their sons played football in high school, though DeVito played for Don Bosco Prep while Max played for Cedar Grove. After graduating, DeVito played college football at Syracuse and Illinois while Max played for Salve Regina University.
Tom works in plumbing and heating
Alexandra is a proud mom
Alexandra often praises DeVito and Max on social media, from sweet birthday tributes to photos of their family outings. In recent months, she shared her excitement over DeVito's opportunity to start for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 12.
"His DREAM to start in THE N.F.L.," she captioned an Instagram post that featured a video clip of an NBC broadcast announcing her son's advancement on the team.
In another Instagram post from a few days earlier, she shared a video compilation featuring several of DeVito's football career highlights, and her caption was oozing with excitement.
"I just heard them mention Tommy’s name on 104.3 while driving!!! Everytime I hear someone announce his name I go crazy!!! Go Tommy!!! Best wishes for this season and always😄❤️," she wrote.
Tom 'never missed' any of Tommy DeVito's games
When speaking to The Post, DeVito praised his father and his commitment to him as an athlete on the rise. "He never missed a game," the Giants QB said of Tom, who always showed up despite his busy work schedule.
"He traveled to every college game I started," DeVito continued. "He was here for every [Giants] minicamp and practice."
Alexandra makes Tommy's bed while he's living at home
Despite being a professional athlete, DeVito still lives at his New Jersey home with his parents. Ahead of his first NFL career start on Nov. 12, the undrafted free agent revealed to ESPN that his living situation was a “no-brainer."
"Everything that I need is there at the house,” he said of his childhood home in Cedar Grove, New Jersey — just a hop, skip and a jump from the Giants’ practice facility and stadium.
“The decision was made since this level of football is stressful for a rookie, especially from the quarterback position,” he continued. “There is a lot going on, a lot of meetings. So everything outside of football is handled by my family.”
And when DeVito said “everything outside of football,” he meant it.
"I don't have to worry about laundry, what I'm eating for dinner, chicken cutlets and all that is waiting for me when I get there. My mom still makes my bed,” he told ESPN. “Everything is handled for me.”
Tom knew his son was destined to be a leader early on
In addition to supporting DeVito at his games, Tom attended "every one" of his son's high school practices at Don Bosco. He also drove him home afterward when he wasn't able to drive.
Tom recalled the specific moment he saw his son as a "leader" when speaking to The Post. One night when he went to pick up DeVito from practice, he said his son stayed late to accompany a teammate in a punishment-like workout, a "period" he compared to "prison."
"I was waiting for Tommy one day to drive him home and was like, ‘Where’s Tommy? Where’s my son?’," Tom remembered. He said DeVito "wouldn't let" his teammate "do the period alone."
"It was like reporting to prison on your own," Tom added. “Right there. That’s when I saw this kid’s a leader. That’s when I knew this kid gets it, he knows how to lead," he continued. "That was the most impressive thing I ever saw him do on the field. You’re nothing if you’re not a leader at that position.’’
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