Born In: San Mateo, California, United States
Tom Brady is an American National Football League quarterback who plays for the New England Patriots. He is the recipient of three NFL MVP awards, five Super Bowl MVP Awards, and seven Super Bowl wins, which is a record in itself. After playing college football, he was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In his 15 seasons as a starter, Brady has quarterbacked the Patriots to seven Super Bowl appearances, which is a record for any player in history. He got embroiled in the notorious ‘deflategate’ incident, after which he got suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season. He went on to win Super Bowl LI and Super Bowl MVP that season.In 2021, he bagged in his fifth Super Bowl MVP Award with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and seventh Super Bowl. Playing as a quarterback, he only had a single losing season and is widely considered one of the all-time superstars of American football history.
Also Known As: Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
Spouse/Ex-: Gisele Bündchen (m. 2009)
father: Thomas Brady Sr.
mother: Galynn Patricia (née Johnson)
Born Country: United States
Ancestry: Polish American, Norwegian American, Swedish American, German American, Irish American
U.S. State: California
City: San Mateo, California
education: University Of Michigan
awards: Super Bowl champion
Super Bowl MVP
2005 - Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Sporting News
2004 - Sportsman of the Year
2007 - Sportsman of the Year
2007 - AP Male Athlete of the Year
AFC Offensive Player of the Week (All-Time Record)
2007 - AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year
2010 - AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year
2007 - AFC Offensive Player of the Year
2010- 2011 - AFC Offensive Player of the Year
2009 - NFL Comeback Player of the Year
Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California as the fourth child of Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Patricia on August 3, 1977, in a strictly religious household. He has three elder sisters and his parents are of European descent.
His sisters used to play games every other Sunday and Tom caught an immense competitive spirit during those Sunday afternoon showdowns at the Brady household. The siblings played basketball and football until sunset and the sports environment at home played a massive role in shaping Tom as a champion footballer as an adult.
He religiously followed the ‘San Francisco 49ers’ games as a child and was immensely influenced by the raw energy and the crowd cheering on display. He believes it was the defining moment that shaped his psyche and molded him to pursue a career in professional football.
As a child, Tom was a hardcore fan of Joe Montana, a popular quarterback, and has mentioned him as one of the most influential figures in his life. Brady attended a football camp where he was coached by Tony Graziani, who later turned out to be a famous quarterback as well.
Brady graduated from Junipero High School in 1995, and was highly inclined toward sports and athletics by then. He played basketball, football, and baseball in school and exhibited a knack for learning which was necessary for skill-based games such as football.
Brady graduated from high school in 1995, and was by then a big name in the junior football leagues. He famously passed on the opportunity to play in the NFL in favor of studying at the University of Michigan.
Despite the fact that he used to be an extraordinary player in school, Brady stayed away from the football field for the most part of his first two years at college, studying hard. As a junior, he made a comeback to the sport and played for the college team as the starting quarterback.
In that particular season, Brady managed 350 passes for 2636 yards, and in the final season at college, he secured his team an Orange Bowl Victory. This feat secured his place in the big leagues and he kick-started his professional football career the next year.
Tom Brady began his professional NFL career in 2000, when he got drafted by the New England Patriots for the sixth round, where Tom served mostly as a backup and got to play only one game in the entire season. However, the second season was a whole different story altogether when he got the chance to play in place of the injured starting quarterback. Brady exhibited strength and speed and gave the first glimpse of what he was actually capable of as a quarterback.
He emerged as a star by end of the season; he led his team to victory in 11 of the 14 games that he played as a starting quarterback. Post-season, Brady led the team to a great victory over St. Louis Rams at the Super Bowl 36 and was honored with the MVP of the game award.
Brady did not wait long for his second MVP award, which came just two years later when he secured his team a win against Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 38. The winning streak in the Super Bowl continued when Brady led the Patriots to a magnificent victory over Philadelphia Eagles in 2004.
In 2005, Brady was signed on by the Patriots for six more years, and for the whole next year’s season; their team had a 12-4 victory record. The winning streak continued with some major victories in the NFL and Super Bowls.
Brady faced a severe knee injury in the very first game of the 2008 season and was away from the field for a good two years. He underwent numerous surgeries and therapies and rumors regarding the end of his professional career started springing up.
However, proving all the naysayers wrong, Brady made a solid comeback and signed a new contract with Patriots in 2010 and in 2011, he helped his team to secure a place in that year’s Super Bowl. However, he could not meet his fan’s expectations and his team was defeated by the Giants in a crucial match by 21-17.
Brady was again in the news as he led his team to a tight match, which once seemed one-sided in favor of the San Francisco 49ers. Brady almost turned the tables as he brought his team back from a 28-point deficit, but ultimately had to suffer a loss at 41-34.
After the 2014 season, Brady faced the worst time of his professional career. After his team beat Indianapolis Colts in a crucial AFL Championship match, it was found that the ball was underinflated and Brady was accused of cheating. The whole incident got suppressed for some time, but it resurfaced in May 2015. An investigation found that ball-tampering took place in the presence of Tom. As a result, Tom was suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. He got relief in September of that year when a federal judge discarded the accusations stating that the suspension lacked legal grounds.
Despite going through a rough time, Tom secured his team a spot in the Super Bowl 2016 and before the championship game, Tom told the reporters that for some emotional reasons related to his mother’s illness, he wanted to win the championship. Brady finally kept his word and led the Patriots against Atlanta Falcons to a 34-28 win and this historic victory made him the very first quarterback in the long NFL history to secure five Super Bowl Rings.
The 2017 season started on a low note for the Patriots as they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL Kickoff Game. However, in the second week, Brady led the victory charge against the New Orleans Saints in a 36–20 win. He also won his 28th AFC Offensive Player of the Week award, becoming the player to receive the most AFC Offensive Player of the Week awards. In the sixth week, he helped the Patriots secure the win against the New York Jets in a 24–17 game. In a postseason game, the Patriots managed to oust Tennessee Titans in the National Football League Playoff. In Super Bowl LII, Brady and the Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles. The game concluded with the Eagles securing a 41–33 win. It was Brady’s third loss at a Super Bowl.
In 2018, Brady secured the victory lap against the Houston Texans in a 27–20 game. In the coming weeks, the Patriots went on to win against the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. In the divisional round, the Patriots managed to beat the Los Angeles Chargers in a 41–28 win. In Super Bowl LIII, the Patriots ousted Los Angeles Rams, becoming the second team to win 6 Super Bowls. In August 2019, Brady renewed his contract for two years in a $70 million deal. He helped the Patriots gain the victory against the Washington Redskins in a 33–7 win. However, the team lost against the Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, and Miami Dolphins in the coming games.
In his final appearance with the Patriots, Brady went against the Tennessee Titans in the postseason run in the Wild Card Round. The Patriots lost in a 20–13 game. In March 2020, he was signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a two-year contract worth $50 million. In his debut match, Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost against New Orleans Saints 34–23. However, Brady helped the Buccaneers secure victory in the coming three games. Facing off against the New Orleans Saints in the Divisional round, the Buccaneers in the company of Brady won the game 30–20. Further in Super Bowl LV, the team managed to corner the Kansas City Chiefs and steal a 31–9 win.
In 2021, Brady had to undergo surgery due to a knee injury. In the NFL Kickoff Game, he led the charge against the Dallas Cowboys, making Tampa Bay Buccaneers take home victory with a 31–29 win. In a game against the Los Angeles Rams, the Buccaneers suffered a loss 34–24. Nevertheless, Brady threw 432 yards and thus became one of the few NFL players to record 80,000 passing yards. He again led his team to a 31–15 win against the Philadelphia Eagles. In February 2022, Brady announced his retirement.
Despite announcing his retirement, Brady came to play the 2022 season for the Buccaneers. However, the season proved to be an unfavorable one for Brady as his team suffered losses in three Weeks. Facing more losses in the coming games, Brady saw the first losing season of his career. In February 2023, he announced on social media that he was finally retiring. In his career, Brady set and broke many records, including the most wins by a quarterback.
Apart from being a football champion, Tom has also gained quite a remarkable female fan following thanks to his handsome looks. People Magazine chose him as one of the ’50 Most Beautiful People’ in 2002. He also donned the cap of a TV show host for ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 2005.
Tom Brady was romantically linked to Bridget Moynahan from 2004 to 2006. Bridget gave birth to Tom’s child after their separation. In August 2007, their son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan was born. In December 2006, Tom started dating Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen. On February 26, 2009, the couple got married. The couple has two children: a daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, and a son, Benjamin Rein Brady. In October 2022, the couple announced on Instagram that they were ending their thirteen years of marriage. The same year their divorce was finalized.
Tom Brady is great friends with American president Donald Trump and has stated that they are friends for more than sixteen years. Tom lent his support to Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign and stood by Donald while he was at the receiving end of criticism.
Tom Brady is a health fanatic and maintains that most of his diet contains fresh fruits and vegetables.
Tom has some weird nicknames for his teammates. He calls them ‘Babes’.
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