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Tom Brady Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Birth Place:
San Mateo, California, United States
Football Player

Fast Facts

  • Threw for 3702 yards and 31 TDs as a senior in high school
  • Drafted as a catcher by the Montreal Expos in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft
  • Was the starting quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines his junior and senior years
  • Was the 199th overall pick in the 2000 NFL draft by the New England Patriots in the sixth round
  • Took over at QB for the Patriots on September 23, 2001, after starter Drew Bledsoe was injured in a game against the New York Jets
  • Went from backup QB to Super Bowl XXXVI MVP in a span of five months
  • Won second Super Bowl MVP in 2004; won third Super Bowl in 2005
  • Inducted into his high-school Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2005
  • Achieved a perfect QB rating of 158
  • 3 in a 49-28 win over Miami on October 21, 2007
  • Set single-season record for TD passes with 50 in 2007
  • Guest starred as himself on The Simpsons, Family Guy and Entourage; hosted SNL in 2005
  • Supports the charity Best Buddies International