Tom Brady

Active - 2005 - 2015  |   Born - Aug 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California, United States  |   Genres - Sports & Recreation [nf]

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A pro football quarterback praised by no less than Sports Illustrated magazine as the most gifted player in the NFL, New England Patriots mainstay Tom Brady made international headlines for his spectacular record on the field. A California native, Brady grew up in San Mateo as the son of Tom Brady, Sr. and Galynn Brady, and attended Serra High (a private, all-boys Catholic school) and the University of Michigan, playing football for the U of M Wolverines. Within a year of Brady's U of M graduation in 2000, the Patriots tapped him as part of their draft, and he racked up a long string of accomplishments on the field that included leading the Patriots to three Super Bowl championships, playing in three Pro Bowls, and netting two Super Bowl MVP awards.

Cinematically, the majority of Brady's appearances have been football videos and documentaries depicting his football accomplishments; he also hosted a special episode of Saturday Night Live in 2005. He and actress Bridget Moynahan had a son in 2007 and in early 2009, Brady married Brazilian supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen. By the summer, B√ľndchen and Brady announced she was expecting, and their son, Benjamin Rein Brady, was born on December 8, 2009

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  • 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.