Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr. was August 3, 1977 and he is a former professional American football player. He was born in San Mateo, California, United States.
Tom Brady Biography
He is the fourth child and only boy of his parents Galynn Patricia and Thomas Brady Sr.
He was growing up with his three sisters: Nancy, Julie and Maureen in the Catholic religion. Additionally, he has an American nationality and a mixed ethnicity of Irish, German, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish descent.
Since he was three years old, he was beginning to take an interest in football, which is why he used to attend San Francisco 49ers games as well as the 1981 NFC Championship.
In addition, he was joining a football camp at the Colegio de San Mateo when I was a child. Additionally, he was graduating from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in 1995.
During his high school, he also was playing basketball and baseball with soccer coaching. In his junior year, he was helding the starting position on the varsity team until his graduation. In his senior year, he was noted by college coaches for creating standout tapes.
Additionally, he was inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003.
In 2012, his high school administrators announced that they had named the football stadium Brady Family Stadium when he revisited it two weeks after the Super Bowl. XLVI. Additionally, he was working at Merrill Lynch as an intern during the summer breaks of 1998 and 1999.
Tom Brady Career
He drafted into Major League Baseball by the Montreal Expos team. He was going to the University of Michigan where he excelled in both football and academics, Brady graduating with honors cum laude .
He was a reserve player for his first two years with the Michigan Wolverines. When he enrolled at the University of Michigan, the team was in seventh place in the standings and he had to work hard to get playing time. At one point he started to feel depressed, frustrated and therefore attended a sports psychologist for a while.
Finally, he decided to fight for his dream and he was reaching the number one quarterback position with Drew Henson. He started the 1998 and 1999 seasons under Michigan coach Lloyd Carr. In the first year, he set the Michigan record for most pass attempts (350) and pass completions (214) .
Unexpectedly, he solidified himself as one of the best passers in North America, making the All-Conference Big Ten team both seasons and as team captain his senior year in college. The Wolverines won several games in a row. He capped off that season with a win over the Arkansas Razorbacks in the Florida Citrus Bowl.
Now, in the 1999 season, he was responsible for an unexpected Orange Bowl win over Alabama, rushing for 369 yards and four touchdowns. Thus, he was ranking third in University of Michigan history with 442 completions of 710 attempts.
Thanks to his good performance, the American athlete was called up by the New England Patriots in the sixth round with the 199th overall selection in the NFL draft. They tested for quarterback Tim Rattay and him. In the end the Patriots chose him, this was considered the largest “acquisition” in the history of the NFL draft.
Brady And New England Patriots
He was promoted to starting quarterback in 2001 because Drew Bledsoe was bleeding during a game. The Patriots won eleven of fourteen games with him starting. He finished with 2,843 yards, with eighteen touchdowns, and twelve interceptions, he was selected for the Pro Bowl.
He unfortunately was suffering a knee injury during the AFC Championship game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fortunately, the Patriots won the game and was earning their ticket to Super Bowl XXXVI against the Rams. The player was recovering and in this match the Patriots won the game with a great joint feat in which he was participating.
He was the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. In the 2012 season he led the league with twenty-eight touchdown passes, and had 921 more yards than the previous season.
In the middle of the season he had a shoulder injury. The following year he was recovering and led the Patriots to win twelve straight games, capturing the AFC East Division title.
Statistically, his best game was against Buffalo, where he posted the highest rating of the season. He was impressing the public and the fans with his game; on February 1, 2004, he led the Patriots to a 32–29 victory over the NFC champion Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII and was again named Super Bowl MVP.
During the 2004 season, he helped the Patriots set an NFL record with twenty-one consecutive wins since last season .
The team captured the AFC East Division title for the third time in four years. In a game against Pittsburgh, he had a 130.5 passer rating, his highest of the season, even though he had a high body temperature the night before.
On February 6, 2005, he led the Patriots to a victory over the Philadelphia Eagles for their third NFL championship in four years.
At the end of the season, the Patriots was finishing with a 10-6 record, capturing their third straight AFC East Division title. The player was suffering a hernia and had to undergo surgery.
In the 2007 season, the team was reinforced with important receivers such as Donté Stallworth, Wes Welker, Kelley Washington and Randy Moss; plus tight end Kyle Brady; and running back Sammy Morris. Arguably, this was his best season; he broke many records, personal, franchise, and NFL.
Brady did not play any games in the 2008 preseason, due to an injury to his right foot. Apparently this year was quite hard for the athlete because he later suffered a serious injury to his left knee where the medial and cruciate ligaments were affected.
Days later the Patriotswas confirming that he would miss the rest of the season. In the 2009 preseason, he wasn’t able to participate, he had to undergo antibiotic treatment to eliminate the infection, in addition to two surgeries on his knee. In his first competitive game after his recovery, he was playing against the Buffalo Bills and threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns.
Following the game, he was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 13th time in his career. In 2010 he was extending his contract for four more years, for $72 million, making him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Shortly after, he had a car accident from which he emerged unharmed. In 2011 he was becoming the fourth quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a season; surpassing Dan Marino‘s record of 5,084 yards. He was finishing the 2012 season with 4,827 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, just 8 interceptions, and a 98.7 passer rating.
In 2014 it was suspended several dates. This season was not very good because several key players were injured. In 2015 Brady was suspended as punishment for his alleged involvement in the Deflategate scandal. On February 5, 2017,he earned his fifth championship ring and his fourth MVP in the defining match.
Tom Brady And Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On March 18, 2020, he made his signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers official. He debuted with the team on September 13 against the New Orleans Saints in the game completing 23 of 36 passes and scoring two touchdowns and two interceptions.
During his first season with Tampa, he had a total of 4,633 passing yards, 12 interceptions and 40 touchdown passes, the second-most of his career. In just one year, he led the Buccaneers to their first playoffs since 2007. The team won Super Bowl LV against the Chiefs , while he won his seventh ring.
By October 2021, he first faced his old team the New England Patriots . In that game, held at Gillette Stadium, he was passing Drew Brees to become the player with the most passing yards in NFL history.
The Buccaneers beat the Patriots 17-19. He also joined Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Brees as one of the quarterbacks with wins against every team in the league.
Turned into a legend, he announced his definitive retirement on February 1, 2021. Under the curtain, at the age of 44, with a 22-season career in which he won seven rings. He bid farewell to fans and his career with a social media post.
Tom Brady Net Worth
He has a net worth estimated to be around $200 million from his football playing career.
Tom Brady Private Life
Before he married Gisele, he was dating actress Bridget Moynahan. They were together from 2004 to December 2006.
After their breakup, the actress was confirming that she was more than three months pregnant with his child on February 18, 2007 to People magazine.
However, at that point, him and Moynahan ended their relationship. Furthermore, she gave birth to her son John Edward Thomas Moynahan in August 2007.
After their breakup, he was moving on and he started his relationship with Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen.
They have been together since December 2006 after they met on a blind date arranged by their mutual friends.
The duo married on February 26, 2009 in an intimate Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica, California. The couple have two children: a son, Benjamin Rein who was born on December 2009 and a daughter, Vivian Lake who was born on December 2012.