Thomas Edward Patrick “Tom” Brady, Jr. (born August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California) is an American football player in the position of quarterback. He has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2020 season. From 2000 to 2019 he was under contract with the New England Patriots.
He entered the Super Bowl with the Patriots nine times (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLII, XLVI, XLIX, LI, LII and LIII) and won six times. He was elected to the Super Bowl MVP four times. Three times, in 2007, 2010 and 2017, he won the Player of the Year award. Brady is also the victorious NFL player of all time, after victories in the regular season, with 219 (as of the end of the 2019 season) and after overall victories with 249.
In his younger years Brady often attended games of the San Francisco 49ers with his father, so the then quarterback Joe Montana became Brady’s idol and role model. He went to Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo and only played baseball on the catcher position.
Brady has been married to Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen since February 26, 2009. Her first son was born on December 8, 2009. On December 5, 2012, Tom Brady became a father again, his wife gave birth to a daughter.
He has another son with actress Bridget Moynahan. Brady is also the brother-in-law of baseball player Kevin Youkilis, who married Brady’s sister Julie in 2012. In 2015 Brady founded his own company TB12, which offers merchandise, training and nutrition tips and clothing.
- Full Name: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
- Date of Birthday: August 3, 1977
- Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Males
- Nationality: American
- Famous: Tom Brady American Football Players
- Born In: San Mateo, California
- Famous As: American Football Quarterback
- Sun Sign: Leo
- Height: 6’4″ (193 cm), 6’4″ Males
- Spouse/Ex-: Gisele Bündchen (M. 2009)
- Father: Thomas Brady Sr.
- Mother: Galynn Patricia (Née Johnson)
- Children: Benjamin Brady, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, Vivian Lake Brady
Brady studied at the University of Michigan and for the first two years played only as a substitute on the university’s football team, the Michigan Wolverines. In the third year he argued with Drew Henson about the position of starting quarterback. Brady won and played his last two years in Michigan as the first quarterback under head coach Lloyd Carr.
Already in his first season as a starter, he set the records for most pass attempts (350) and most complete passes (214). He was elected to All Star team at the Big Ten Conference in both 1998 and 1999 and was captain of the team in his final year.
With the Wolverines he won 20 out of 25 games and in 1998 he won the title of Big Ten by winning the Florida Citrus Bowl. In 1999, he won the Orange Bowl with the team. He is third with 442 complete passes in 712 attempts in just two seasons in the eternal quarterback ranking of the University of Michigan.
The New England Patriots selected Brady in the NFL Draft 2000 in the sixth of seven rounds in 199th place, on the advice of the quarterback coach. Brady was only assigned as the fourth quarterback at the start of the season. During the season, however, he was able to move up to second place behind Drew Bledsoe.
In his rookie season he was only able to throw three times, of which only one pass was successful. In his second year, Brady slipped into the role of first quarterback on September 23, 2001, during a game against New York Jets rivals AFC East. Drew Bledsoe had suffered internal bleeding when he met linebacker Mo Lewis.
Brady was appointed starting quarterback later in the week. In his first two games, his performance was moderate, and he could only achieve a quarterback rating of 79.6 and 58.5. However, the Patriots lost just one more game with Brady this season and were able to move into the play-offs.
New England won the controversial tuck rule game of the play-offs against the Oakland Raiders in extra time. Brady injured his ankle in the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and was replaced by Bledsoe for this game again.
At Super Bowl XXXVI, their opponents, the St. Louis Rams, were strongly favored. Brady played again and was able to bring his team on par with the Rams in the last quarter. With 1:21 minutes remaining, the Patriots were on their own 18-yard line. Brady threw some long passes and came up to the 31-yard line of opponents and threw the ball on the ground to stop the clock.
There were still eight seconds to play and kicker Adam Vinatieri scored a field goal. Brady was selected as a Super Bowl MVP starter in his first season.
The following year, despite first place in the league with 28 thrown touchdown passes, he “only” achieved a rating of 85.7. This was due to the 14 interceptions, which until then had represented most of them in one season. In the second half of the season, Brady had a shoulder injury and, according to head coach Bill Belichick, he would not have been able to play in the play-offs if they had achieved them.
The following season, the New England Patriots hit the play-offs again after a 14-2 record, where they won the Super Bowl after 32:29 victories over the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, beating the Carolina 32:29 Panthers won.
2004 followed the defense of the title against the Philadelphia Eagles. Brady performed well again this season, throwing passes for 3,692 yards (3.38 km) of space and 28 touchdowns.
In the 2005 season, Brady led the league with passes over 4,110 yards (3.76 kilometers). In the play-offs, the Patriots failed at the Denver Broncos – Brady’s first loss in the play-offs in his fourth post season.
In 2006 Brady threw passes for 3,529 yards (3.23 km) and 24 touchdowns. After beating the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers in the first two rounds of the play-offs, the Patriots lost the AFC Championship game in Indianapolis against the Colts.
Victories, Awards, Records:
Brady is considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL due to many victories, awards and records in the regular season and play-offs. After winning the Super Bowl LI, he won 208 NFL games, surpassing Peyton Manning’s (200) previous record, and had a 77% win rate (208 out of 269). He is the first starting quarterback to win six Super Bowls.
In the regular season, Brady managed 38 times to convert a deficit in the fourth quarter into a win (“Fourth Quarter Comeback”), and 10 times in the play-offs, he won with the last series of attacks to drive in (“game-winning drive”), which is league record. This includes a. his victories in Super Bowl XXXVI, Super Bowl XXXVIII, Super Bowl XLIX, Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl LIII.
Brady was selected 13 times in the Pro Bowl and four times as an All-Pro. He was named Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, Associated Press Sportsman of the Year and Sporting News of the Year. He was also voted the most valuable player in the league (MVP) in 2007, 2010 and 2017.
Brady held the record ahead of Peyton Manning with 50 touchdown passes in the 2007 season until Manning got it back in 2013 with 55 touchdowns. Brady is by far the most successful and longest serving quarterback of the NFL postseason, with 25 play-off wins in 34 play-off games (the respective second are Joe Montana with 14 wins and Peyton Manning with 27 games) as well as the first quarterback to earn more than 6,000 yards (5.49 kilometers) in play-off games.
With only 1.8% intercepted throws, he is one of the least interception-prone quarterbacks in NFL history. He put this u. a. in the regular season 2016, when he set a new record for the touchdowns-interceptions ratio with 28: 2 (28 touchdowns with 2 interceptions in at least 300 throwing attempts).
Nick Foles had previously set this record 27-2 in the 2013 season. In addition to his throwing qualities, Brady is known for his effective quarterback sneak, which was successful in 91.3% of all attempts (as of January 2015).