AUSTIN (KTRK) --Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in finding New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's jersey.
HPD Major Offenders is working with NFL Security & state & local law enforcement officials to investigate theft of Tom Brady's #SB51 jersey.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) February 6, 2017
The jersey was stolen from the Patriot's locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday night.
Brady wore the jersey during the Patriots comeback victory in the Super Bowl.
"In Texas we place a very high value on hospitality and football. Tom Brady's jersey has great historical value and is already being called 'the most valuable NFL collectable ever.' It will likely go into the Hall of Fame one day. It is important that history does not record that it was stolen in Texas. I've called Colonel Steve McCraw to ask that the Texas Rangers work with the Houston Police Department on this case."
"I'm a Texans and Cowboys fan first, but the unquestionable success of the Super Bowl in Houston last night was a big win for our entire state and I don't want anything to mar that victory. Whoever took this jersey should turn it in. The Texas Rangers are on the trail."
The other Texas Rangers, from the world of baseball, had a little bit of fun after finding out they were trending on Twitter in the wake of the missing jersey.