Tom Brady
American football player
Tom Brady
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football at the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady's ten seasons as a starter, the Patriots have earned trips to the Super Bowl in five of them, winning three.
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Robert Kraft would love Malcolm Butler and/or Darrelle Revis on Patriots - NBCSports.com
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NBCSports.com Robert Kraft would love Malcolm Butler and/or Darrelle Revis on Patriots NBCSports.com When cornerback Darrelle Revis was last a member of the Patriots, comments from Jets owner Woody Johnson about bringing him back to his first NFL team led to a $100,000 fine from the league for tampering. Revis wound up returning to the Jets ahead of ... Six (or seven) more years of Tom BradyESPN (blog) Patriots owner reveals how much longer Tom Brady wants to play in the NFLCBSSports.com Robert Kraft Discusses Restricted Free-Agent Malcolm Butler's Contract SituationBleacher Report Patriots.com -WEEI.com -SB Nation -Boston.com all 147 news articles »
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WATCH: New video released of alleged Tom Brady jersey thief
ABC News - 6 days
The newly-released video shows the suspect, Mauricio Ortega, walking into the New England Patriots' locker room and leaving with a black plastic bag under his arm.
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Tom Brady's Super Bowl Jersey Recovered in Mexico
Wall Street Journal - 8 days
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl LI jersey has been recovered, the NFL announced Monday.
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The FBI Found Tom Brady’s Missing Jersey With A Member Of The Media
Huffington Post - 8 days
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Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys found in possession of international media member - ESPN
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ESPN Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys found in possession of international media member ESPN Tom Brady's stolen jersey from this year's historic Super Bowl has been recovered after being found in the possession of an unidentified member of the international media, according to the NFL. The league announced Monday that Brady's game-worn jerseys ... Tom Brady's Missing Super Bowl 51 Jersey Located by FBI, NFL SecurityBleacher Report Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey has been locatedFOXSports.com Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey foundSports Illustrated Washington Post -CBSSports.com -New York Post -USA TODAY all 81 news articles »
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This Reflective House In The California Desert Is Mind-Bending
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For Architectural Digest, by John Gendall. Perched on the edge of the Chino Cone, overlooking Palm Springs, lot lines have been marked out for what will become a new subdivision, Desert Palisades. At this point, the boulder-strewn slope is sparse: a guardhouse, designed by California architecture firm Studio AR&D, a posthumously realized home by midcentury master Al Beadle, and, most recently, an impossible-to-miss suburban ranch house clad entirely in mirror, better known as artist Doug Aitken’s latest installation. On the heels of "Doug Aitken: Electric Earth," a major retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, this newest project, called Mirage, has been much anticipated, so AD sat down with the artist in the shade cast by the structure to discuss how he arrived at this particular form. Buildings have long been a part of his portfolio. Back in 2007, he covered MoMA’s façades with projections, and, in 2012, he turned his focus on the Hirshhorn Museum, ...
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What's The Next Frontier For 3-D Printing? Building Homes
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For Architectural Digest, by Adam Peterson. From the food we eat to the tables we set, 3-D printing is revolutionizing what we can make in our own homes. So why not take things a step further and print the house itself? San Francisco–based start-up Apis Cor recently built an entire house from scratch in less than 24 hours using a special 3-D printer. The 400-square-foot dwelling was crafted near Moscow using no prefabricated sections or pre-existing structure in place. And best of all, perhaps, is that the process cost just over $10,000. The key is the unique design of the company’s mobile printer. With a cranelike arm that rotates around a base, the device builds the walls from its position at the center of the site, efficiently adding layer upon layer of a special concrete mixture. Once the walls are complete, the printer is removed and human workers install the finishing touches, such as the roof, windows, doors, electrical wiring, and insulation. Apis Cor founder Nikit ...
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Tom Brady launches meal kit service
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You may not be able to play like Tom Brady, but now you can eat like him.
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If Only Someone Had Deflated Tom Brady's Poufy Hair In High School
Huffington Post - 26 days
All-American Uggs wearer and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady hasn’t always been so ridiculously good-looking. Like us mortal humans, he went through a bit of an awkward phase in high school. Never fear, we have photographic proof!  The five-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback recently posted a picture from his freshman year in high school and his hair is everything. “Time to bring it back?? #hairgoals” Brady wrote.   Time to bring it back?? #hairgoals A post shared by Tom Brady (@tombrady) on Feb 28, 2017 at 7:38am PST USA Today’s “For The Win” section called Junipero Serra, Brady’s high school, and they confirmed that the photo is real. We just want to know what kind of hair products gave his ‘do this kind of gravity!   Below are some other looks Brady has sported over the years:  1. This backwards cap and earnest smile.  2. A slightly longer haircut and scruff.  3. Hair with a lot of product in it.  4. Short on the sides a ...
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Tom Brady has a board of suspects for his missing Super Bowl jersey
LATimes - about 1 month
It looks like Tom Brady is taking the case of the missing Super Bowl jersey into his own hands. And he has suspects. The New England Patriots quarterback shared on social media a suspect board detailing the crime and a diverse group of suspects who may be involved. The suspects include Lady Gaga,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Brady
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 38
    In 2016, he launched his own line of vegan snacks.
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    In 2016 he began appearing in a Beautyrest Black commercial campaign for Simmons Bedding Company.
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    Due to his four-game suspension Brady did not play in the first game of the 2016 season.
    More Details Hide Details This marked the first time that he did not start a game for the Patriots since he injured both his ACL and MCL early in the first game of the 2008 season and was subsequently forced to miss the rest of that season. With Brady suspended for the first four games of the season Patriots' third-year backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo started the first two games against the Arizona Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins. Garoppolo was injured in game two and Patriots' rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett finished the game. With Garoppolo still injured Brissett started the Patriots' third and fourth games against the Houston Texans and the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots defeated the Cardinals, Dolphins, and Texans, but lost to the Bills, giving them a 3-1 start to the season without Brady. Brady will be eligible to return in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.
    Two days later, on Friday, July 15, 2016, Brady announced on his Facebook page that he would give up his Deflategate fight and accept his suspension for the first four regular season games of the 2016 season.
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    On May 23, 2016, Brady appealed for his case to be reheard by the full U.S. 2nd Circuit Court.
    More Details Hide Details The 2nd Circuit Court denied Brady's request for an en banc hearing on July 13.
    On April 25, 2016, Judge Richard M. Berman's decision to block Brady's four-game suspension was overturned by the U.S. Appeals Court.
    More Details Hide Details Circuit Judge Barrington Daniels Parker Jr., joined by Circuit Judge Chin, wrote that they could not "second-guess" the arbitration but were merely determining it "met the minimum legal standards established by the Labor Management Relations Act of 1947". Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann dissented, writing that the NFL's fines for using stickum was "highly analogous" and that here "the Commissioner was doling out his own brand of industrial justice."
    On February 29, 2016, Brady signed a two-year contract extension covering the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
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    Brady missed the first four games of the 2016 season due to his Deflategate suspension.
    More Details Hide Details Brady was born in San Mateo, California, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady, Sr. He has three older sisters named Nancy, Julie, and Maureen. He was raised Catholic. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry. Brady regularly attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park in the 1980s, where he became a fan of quarterback Joe Montana; since then, Brady has mentioned Montana as one of his inspirations and an idol.
    At the start of the 2016 season Brady was fifth all-time in career passing yards, tied for third in career touchdown passes, and sixth in career passer rating.
    More Details Hide Details His career postseason record is 22–9. He has won more playoff games than any other quarterback, and appeared in more playoff games than any player at any position.
  • 2015
    Age 37
    Three days later, the NFL appealed Judge Richard M. Berman's 2015 decision to vacate Brady's four-game suspension as punishment for his alleged role in the Deflategate scandal.
    More Details Hide Details At the March 3, 2016 hearing in New York City the three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit questioned Players Association lawyer Jeffrey L. Kessler more intensely than NFL lawyer Paul Clement, with Circuit Judge Denny Chin even stating that "the evidence of ball tampering is compelling, if not overwhelming."
    Brady's suspension was vacated by Judge Richard M. Berman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on September 3, 2015, allowing Brady to play in the first four games of the 2015 NFL season.
    More Details Hide Details In his decision, Judge Berman cited the NFL's failure to provide proper notice to Brady of the charges against him and the potential for a suspension. Post-appeal commentary also criticized Goodell for "manipulating Brady's testimony" at the appeal hearing in his decision. In the NFL Kickoff Game, Brady led the Patriots to a 28–21 win over the Steelers. He threw for 288 yards and 4 touchdowns, three of them to Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots' victory was the 161st victory of Brady's career, all with the Patriots, which surpassed the record held by former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre for most regular season wins by a starting quarterback with a single team. In week 2, Brady followed up his week 1 performance by throwing for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Bills. Through the first five games of the season, Brady threw a total of 14 touchdowns with 1 interception and had a quarterback rating of 118.4. Against the Jets, Brady threw for 355 yards and 2 touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 30–23 victory and a 6–0 record.
    On May 6, 2015, the NFL published a 243-page report regarding the deflation of footballs used in the previous season's AFC Championship game.
    More Details Hide Details The report concluded that, more likely than not, Brady was at least generally aware of the intentional deflation. On May 11, Brady was suspended for four games by the NFL for his involvement based on "substantial and credible evidence" that Brady knew Patriots employees were deflating footballs and that he failed to cooperate with the investigators. NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Troy Vincent's May 11 letter to Brady stated in part: "Your actions as set forth in the report clearly constitute conduct detrimental to the integrity of and public confidence in the game of professional football." Troy Vincent's letter further stated: "With respect to your particular involvement, the report established that there is substantial and credible evidence to conclude you were at least generally aware of the actions of the Patriots' employees involved in the deflation of the footballs and that it was unlikely that their actions were done without your knowledge. Moreover, the report documents your failure to cooperate fully and candidly with the investigation, including by refusing to produce any relevant electronic evidence (emails, texts, etc.), despite being offered extraordinary safeguards by the investigators to protect unrelated personal information, and by providing testimony that the report concludes was not plausible and contradicted by other evidence." Brady, through the NFL Players Association, officially appealed the suspension on May 14.
    On May 11, 2015, the NFL announced that it was suspending Brady for the first four games of the 2015 season for his alleged part in the football tampering scandal known as Deflategate.
    More Details Hide Details On September 3, 2015, Judge Richard M. Berman vacated Brady's suspension. It was reinstated on April 25, 2016, by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
  • 2014
    Age 36
    Brady started the 2014 season with a 33–20 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
    More Details Hide Details It was Brady's first opening day loss since 2003. Brady was good for 241 yards and a touchdown in the loss. New England rebounded against the Minnesota Vikings, but Brady struggled, throwing for 149 yards and a touchdown in a 30–7 win. Against the Oakland Raiders Brady was pressured all day, but threw for 234 yards and a touchdown in 16-9 win. After a humiliating 41–14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Brady led New England to back-to-back wins against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Buffalo Bills. Brady then defeated the New York Jets with a 261-yard performance that included 3 touchdowns. The following week, a 51–23 embarrassment of the Chicago Bears saw Brady throw for 354 yards and a season-high 5 touchdowns. After passing for 333 yards, and 257 yards in his next two games against the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts respectively, Brady defeated the Detroit Lions 34–9 with 349 passing yards and 2 touchdowns against only one interception. The Patriots winning streak was put to the test against the Green Bay Packers in week 13. Down 13–0 early, Brady threw for 2 touchdowns, no picks, and 245 yards. Still down 26–21, Brady was unable to give the Patriots their 8th consecutive victory. After trailing 14–3 at the San Diego Chargers, Brady rallied his team with 317 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and only one pick, to a 23–14 comeback win.
  • 2013
    Age 35
    On February 25, 2013, Brady and the Patriots agreed on a three-year contract extension, which will keep him with the team through 2017.
    More Details Hide Details Peter King called it an "amazing" deal, as Brady took just $27 million in new money over the 2015, 2016, and 2017 seasons, and also noted that it reflected Patriots owner Robert Kraft's desire to make sure Brady retired a Patriot. Brady and the Patriots began the season with much upheaval on the offensive side of the ball with the injury of Rob Gronkowski, the arrest of Aaron Hernandez, the departure of Wes Welker to the Denver Broncos and Danny Woodhead to the San Diego Chargers in free agency, and the release of Brandon Lloyd. To replace them, the Patriots signed Danny Amendola in free agency, drafted rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce, and signed undrafted rookie free agent Kenbrell Thompkins. In the first two games of the season, Brady completed 52% of his passes and had three touchdowns and an interception. Brady, who was in pursuit of Drew Brees' record of at least one touchdown in 54 consecutive regular season games, saw the streak end at 52 games in a Week 5 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals. In a Week 6 game against the Saints, the Patriots struggled in the first half and bounced back in the second with Brady passing for 269 yards with a touchdown to Kenbrell Thompkins as time expired to pull out the win over the Saints.
  • 2012
    Age 34
    Brady and baseball player Kevin Youkilis became brothers-in-law in 2012, when Youkilis married Brady's sister Julie.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007 he was a model for the Stetson cologne. Brady has endorsed brands including Uggs, Under Armour, Movado, and Glaceau Smartwater. According to Forbes, he earned about $7 million from endorsements alone in 2014.
    Brady started all 16 regular season games of the 2012 NFL season and led the Patriots to a 12–4 record.
    More Details Hide Details The Patriot scored 557 total points, the third highest in league history and Brady became the first quarterback to lead his team to 10 division titles. With that point total, the Patriots became the first team to score at least 500 points in a season four different times, with Brady leading all four squads (another record). He finished the season with 4,827 passing yards, 34 touchdowns, only 8 interceptions, and a passer rating of 98.7. It was Brady's third straight season throwing for over 30 touchdowns. Brady also started both Patriots play-off games, winning against the Houston Texans. With the victory, Brady surpassed Joe Montana for most career playoff wins, with 17. The Patriots were then upset by the eventual Super Bowl champ Baltimore Ravens, 28–13 in the AFC championship.
  • 2011
    Age 33
    In Week 1 of the 2011 NFL season, Brady threw for 517 yards and 4 touchdowns, with one interception, against the Miami Dolphins, the second time he had thrown for 400 or more yards in a single game.
    More Details Hide Details In the regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills, Brady became the fourth quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a single season, finishing with 5,235; although Brady surpassed Dan Marino's longstanding record of 5,084 passing yards, he finished the season second in passing yards behind only Drew Brees' 5,476. In the end, the Patriots finished the season 13-3 and clinched the AFC's #1 seed. In the Patriots' 45–10 rout of the Denver Broncos in the Divisional round, Brady set a personal postseason best with 363 passing yards, and tied an NFL record shared by Daryle Lamonica and Steve Young, throwing for 6 touchdown passes. The win, his first postseason win since January 2008, gave Brady and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sole possession of the NFL record for postseason wins by a QB-coach combo with 15. In the AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in 36 games, though he did pass for 239 yards and scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown late in the game. The Patriots were the beneficiaries of a missed field goal from Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff that saw the Brady and Patriots reach their fifth Super Bowl since Brady joined the team. In Super Bowl XLVI, Brady and the Patriots met the New York Giants, meeting in the Championship for the second time in five years.
    Brady was selected as a starter to the 2011 Pro Bowl.
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  • 2010
    Age 32
    Brady was also the only unanimous selection for the AP All-Pro Team and was named the 2010 Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
    More Details Hide Details He won, by unanimous decision, the MVP award for the second time in his career. After earning a bye week, the Patriots lost to the New York Jets in the divisional playoffs, 28-21. Brady finished the game 29 of 45 for 299 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. His one pick ended his NFL record of consecutive passes without an interception at 340.
    On December 6, 2010, Brady set an NFL record by winning 26 consecutive regular-season home starts, in a 45–3 victory over the New York Jets.
    More Details Hide Details Brady threw for 3,900 yards with 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions on the season. He had an 111. passer rating, giving him, at the time, two of the top five season ratings in NFL history, and making him the first player to finish with a rating above 110 in two different seasons.
    On November 21, 2010, Brady tied Brett Favre's record of winning 25 consecutive regular-season home starts, in a 31–28 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
    More Details Hide Details Brady's last regular-season loss at home was on November 12, 2006, a 17–14 loss to the New York Jets.
    Brady became the quickest quarterback to achieve 100 regular season wins by helping his team defeat the Miami Dolphins 41–14 on October 4, 2010.
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    On September 10, 2010, Brady signed a four-year, $72 million contract extension making him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
    More Details Hide Details The extension included $48.5 million in guaranteed money.
    He was selected as a reserve to the 2010 Pro Bowl and named the 2009 NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
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  • 2009
    Age 31
    Brady ended the 2009 season throwing 3 interceptions in a Wild Card playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens, 33–14, his first career home playoff loss, and the first playoff loss at home by a New England Patriots quarterback since 1978.
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    Brady would finish the 2009 regular season with 4,398 yards passing and 28 touchdowns for a 96.2 rating, despite a broken right ring finger and three fractured ribs, all which were suffered over the course of the season.
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    On October 18, 2009, in an early season snowstorm, Brady set an NFL record against the Tennessee Titans for most touchdowns in a single quarter, throwing five in the second quarter.
    More Details Hide Details Brady finished the game with six touchdowns, tying his career best, and 380 yards, completing 29 of 34 attempts, finishing with a nearly perfect passer rating of 152.8. The Patriots' 59–0 victory over the Titans tied the record for the largest margin of victory since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, and set a record for largest halftime lead in NFL history (they led 45–0).
    Brady and Bündchen married on February 26, 2009, in an intimate Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details Together, they have two children: a son born in 2009, and a daughter born in 2012. Brady has been featured as a guest star on some popular television programs, hosting Saturday Night Live in 2005 and voicing himself on The Simpsons in 2005 and Family Guy in 2006, with both episodes ("Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass" and "Patriot Games") being football themed and broadcast within a week of that year's Super Bowl. In 2009, he appeared as himself in a sixth season episode of Entourage. In 2015, he had cameo appearances in the Entourage movie and Ted 2, playing a fictionalized version of himself in both.
    In his first game in nearly a year, Brady threw for 378 yards and two touchdowns in the 2009 season opener against the Buffalo Bills.
    More Details Hide Details In the final minutes of the game, the Patriots were down 24–13 before Brady and Benjamin Watson connected on two straight touchdowns to lead the Patriots to a 25–24 win. Brady was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the 13th time in his career for his performance.
  • 2008
    Age 30
    Despite Brady's absence, the Patriots managed to finish the 2008 season 11-5; however, due to tiebreakers, the Patriots not only failed to win the AFC East division title, but missed the playoffs altogether.
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    The team later confirmed that Brady would require surgery, and it would prematurely end his 2008 season.
    More Details Hide Details Brady tore both his anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. The injury ended Brady's streak of 111 consecutive starts (seventh in the list of most consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback, behind Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Ron Jaworski, and Joe Flacco). Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at the Los Angeles Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic October 6, using Brady's patellar tendon graft to replace the torn ligament, and also repaired his medial collateral ligament, through a separate incision in his left knee. An infection in the wound resulted in further debridement surgery several times since the original procedure. Brady received IV antibiotics for this infection which, at the time, threatened to delay his rehab.
    In the Patriots' 2008 season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium, Brady's left knee was seriously injured midway through the first quarter on a hit by Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard; he left the game and did not return.
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    Brady did not play in any games during the 2008 preseason or in the 2008 Pro Bowl due to two different foot injuries.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2006
    Age 28
    Brady began dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in December 2006.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, Brady revealed they had been set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.
    Brady and Moynahan ended their relationship sometime in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant.
    More Details Hide Details Though not in the delivery room when their son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was born in August 22, 2007 at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California, Brady was present the day of the birth. John's middle names are Brady's own first and middle names in reverse order, while Moynahan's father's first name is Edward.
    In the playoffs, Brady led the Patriots to a 28–3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wild card round; however, on January 14, 2006, the Patriots lost 27–13 to the Denver Broncos at INVESCO Field.
    More Details Hide Details Brady threw for 341 yards in the game with one touchdown and two interceptions, in the first playoff loss of his career. After the season's end, it was revealed that Brady had been playing with a sports hernia since December. Linebacker Willie McGinest commented on it and said he knew, but Brady continued on playing. Brady led the Patriots to a 12–4 record and the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs. In the regular season, Brady threw for 3,529 yards and 24 touchdowns. He was not among the players initially selected to the Pro Bowl, although he was offered an injury-replacement selection when Philip Rivers was forced to withdraw (which he declined). In the postseason, the Patriots first hosted their division rivals, the New York Jets, in the wild-card round. The Patriots defeated the Jets 37–16, as Brady went 22–34 for 212 yards and two TDs. In the divisional round, the Patriots traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers. This was Brady's first playoff game in his home state of California. Brady and the Patriots struggled against the Chargers, whom many had picked as favorites to win Super Bowl XLI. With eight minutes left in the fourth quarter and the Patriots down by eight points, Brady and the Patriots started a key drive that would ultimately decide the game. After a 49-yard pass play to Reche Caldwell, a Stephen Gostkowski field goal gave the Patriots a 24–21 win.
  • 2005
    Age 27
    At 92.3, his 2005 passer rating was the second-highest of his career at the time, although he equalled his career high for interceptions with fourteen.
    More Details Hide Details He rushed for 89 yards and fumbled a career-low four times. He and the Patriots finished with a 10–6 record, winning their third straight AFC East title.
    During the 2005 season, the Patriots were forced to rely more on Brady's passing, due to injuries suffered by running backs Corey Dillon, Patrick Pass, and Kevin Faulk.
    More Details Hide Details Brady also had to adjust to a new center and a new running back: Heath Evans. The results were positive; Brady finished first in the league with 4,110 passing yards and third in the league with 26 touchdowns.
  • 2004
    Age 26
    Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 until late 2006.
    More Details Hide Details On February 18, 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was more than three months pregnant with Brady's child.
    During the 2004 season, Brady helped the Patriots set an NFL record with 21 straight wins dating from the previous year, an accomplishment honored in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (though for official records, the NFL considers it an 18-game regular season winning streak; it does not count playoff games). New England's 14–2 record equalled that of their 2003 season, as well as tied the best regular-season record ever for a defending champion.
    More Details Hide Details The Patriots also won the AFC East divisional title for the third time in four years. Brady threw for 3,692 yards and 28 touchdowns, with a 92.6 passer rating, and was voted to his second Pro Bowl. In the AFC playoffs, Brady led the Patriots to victories over the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Brady played his best game of the year in Pittsburgh despite requiring intravenous treatment the previous night when he ran a temperature of 103 degrees. Against the NFL's best defensive team, he recorded a quarterback passer rating of 130.5, his highest of the season. On February 6, 2005, the Patriots narrowly defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 24–21, to win Super Bowl XXXIX. Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns while capturing the Patriots' third championship in four years.
    In the first two rounds of the playoffs, the Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. On February 1, 2004, Brady led the Patriots to a 32–29 victory over the NFC champion Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII and was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time.
    More Details Hide Details During the game, Brady threw for 354 yards with three touchdowns and set the record for most completions by a QB in a Super Bowl (32). With 1:08 left in the fourth quarter and the score tied 29–29, Brady engineered a drive to put the Patriots in position for the game-winning field goal.
  • 2003
    Age 25
    In the 2003 NFL season, after a 2–2 start, Brady led the Patriots to twelve consecutive victories to finish the season, thus winning the AFC East.
    More Details Hide Details Statistically, Brady's strongest game of the season was against Buffalo, when he achieved a season-high quarterback rating of 122.9. Brady finished with 3,620 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, and was third in NFL MVP voting to co-winners Peyton Manning and Steve McNair.
  • 2001
    Age 23
    Although posting a career-low single-season rating of 85.7, Brady threw for a league-leading 28 touchdown passes and 921 more yards than in 2001, though his fourteen interceptions would turn out to be a career high.
    More Details Hide Details However, Brady played much of the second half of the season with a shoulder injury, and New England head coach Bill Belichick has since indicated that if the Patriots had made the playoffs, Brady would not have been able to play in the first game due to that injury.
    The Patriots went on to win eleven of the fourteen games Brady started, and six straight to finish the regular season, winning the AFC East and entering the 2001–02 NFL playoffs with a first-round bye.
    More Details Hide Details Brady finished with 2,843 passing yards and 18 touchdowns and earned an invitation to the 2002 Pro Bowl. In Brady's first playoff game, against the Oakland Raiders, he threw for 312 yards and led the Patriots back from a ten-point fourth-quarter deficit to send the game to overtime, where they won on an Adam Vinatieri field goal. A controversial play in that game came when, trailing by three in the fourth quarter, Brady lost control of the ball after being hit by Raiders' cornerback, and fellow Wolverine Charles Woodson. Oakland initially recovered the ball, but, citing the "tuck rule," which states that any forward throwing motion by a quarterback begins a pass even if the quarterback loses possession of the ball as he is attempting to tuck it back toward his body, referee Walt Coleman overturned the call on instant replay, ruling it an incomplete pass rather than a fumble.
    With Brady playing quarterback, the Patriots have never had a losing season, have won 13 division titles, and played in a remarkable ten AFC Championship Games from 2001 to 2015 (including five in a row from 2011 to 2015), winning six of them.
    More Details Hide Details Brady took over as the starting quarterback in his second season after an injury to Drew Bledsoe, and eventually led the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI. The Patriots would miss the playoffs the following season, but would then win back-to-back titles in Brady's fourth and fifth years as a pro. Although Brady and Patriots continued to be highly successful, he did not return to the Super Bowl until the 2007 season. In that season Brady set an NFL record for touchdown passes, won his first League MVP, and led the Patriots to a 16-0 regular season record. However, the Patriots were upset by the New York Giants in spectacular fashion in Super Bowl XLII. Brady missed virtually the entire following season due to a catastrophic knee injury in his first game. Brady won the NFL comeback player of the year in the 2009 season, and he and the Patriots continued in that and subsequent seasons to turn in strong performances, winning his second League MVP in 2010. However Brady did not return to the Super Bowl until the 2011 season where once again Brady and the Patriots were upset by the New York Giants. Brady then made his sixth and most recent trip to the Super Bowl after the 2014 season (Brady's 15th as a pro) where Brady led a memorable fourth quarter comeback over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks for his fourth Super Bowl win, and was named Super Bowl MVP for the third time.
  • 2000
    Age 22
    Brady was selected with pick #199, a compensatory pick, in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft.
    More Details Hide Details According to Michael Holley's book Patriot Reign, the Patriots were considering Brady and Tim Rattay, both of whom had received positive reviews from then-quarterbacks coach Dick Rehbein. Ultimately, the Patriots front office chose Brady. Considering his later achievements, many analysts have called Brady the best NFL draft pick of all time. Brady started the season as the fourth string quarterback, behind starter Drew Bledsoe and backups John Friesz and Michael Bishop; by season's end, he was number two on the depth chart behind Bledsoe. During his rookie season, he was 1-of-3 passing, for six yards. The Patriots opened the season with a 23–17 loss at Cincinnati, with Bledsoe as the starting quarterback. Their second game, and home opener, on September 23, was against their AFC East rival, the New York Jets. Bledsoe was again the starter, when in the fourth quarter he suffered internal bleeding after a hit from Jets linebacker Mo Lewis. Bledsoe returned for the next series, but was replaced with Brady for the Patriots' final series of the game. New York would hold on to win, 10–3, and the Patriots fell to 0–2 on the season. Brady was named the starter for the season's third game, against the Indianapolis Colts. In his first two games as starter, Brady posted unspectacular passer ratings of 79.6 and 58.7, respectively, in a 44–13 victory over the Colts (in their last season in the AFC East) and a 30–10 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
    Brady was a lightly regarded prospect coming out of college, and was selected by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of 2000 NFL draft.
    More Details Hide Details He has subsequently played his entire professional career with the Patriots and has enjoyed a distinguished and decorated career including four Super Bowl wins, three Super Bowl MVPs and two League MVPs. Brady is considered among the greatest quarterbacks of all time. In addition to his other accolades he has been named to the Pro Bowl eleven times, and led the league in passing three times. He holds numerous NFL post-season passing records, and has more post-season wins than any other quarterback.
  • 1999
    Age 21
    In the 1999 season, Brady had to once again hold off Henson for the starting job.
    More Details Hide Details The two platooned over the season's first seven games, with Brady playing the first quarter, Henson the second and Carr then deciding upon a quarterback for the second half. The 1999 Michigan Wolverines started off 5–0, including a 26–22 win over Notre Dame, and a road win against eventual powerhouse Wisconsin. Against Michigan State, Brady was not chosen to play the second half; however, he was reinserted into the game with Michigan down 17, and he nearly led Michigan all the way back before losing 34–31. After a 300-yard passing game the following week, Carr went exclusively with Brady for the remainder of the season. Brady went on to lead Michigan to multiple 4th-quarter comebacks, including a remarkable 31–27 win against Penn State, and leading them out of a close game against Indiana, 34–31, heading into the regular season's final game, winners of three straight, earning him the moniker of "Comeback Kid".
  • 1998
    Age 20
    The Wolverines won 20 of 25 games when he started, and he set a school record for completions in a 31–16 loss against Ohio State in 1998, a season in which Michigan shared the Big Ten Conference title.
    More Details Hide Details Brady capped that season with a win over Arkansas in the Citrus Bowl.
    Brady battled for the starting job with Drew Henson, ultimately starting every game in the 1998 and 1999 seasons under Michigan head coach Lloyd Carr.
    More Details Hide Details During his first full year as starter, he set new Michigan records for most pass attempts and completions in a season, for a total of 214. Brady was All-Big Ten honorable mention both seasons, and was the team captain in his senior year.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1997
    Age 19
    He was a backup quarterback for his first two years, while teammate and future NFL quarterback, Brian Griese, led the 1997 Wolverines to an undefeated season, capped by a victory in the Rose Bowl and a share of the national championship.
    More Details Hide Details When he enrolled at Michigan, Brady was seventh on the depth chart, and had an intense struggle to get some playing time. At one point, Brady hired a sports psychologist to help him cope with frustration and anxiety, and even considered transferring to California. He worked closely with Assistant Athletic Director Greg Harden, who met with Brady every week to build his confidence and to maximize his performance on the field. Brady told 60 Minutes in 2014: "He will always be somebody I rely on for sound advice and mentorship. He has helped me with my own personal struggles in both athletics and in life. Greg really pushed me in a direction that I wasn't sure I could go."
  • 1995
    Age 17
    Brady played college football for the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999.
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    Brady signed to play for the University of Michigan in 1995, being recruited by Michigan assistant Bill Harris.
    More Details Hide Details He finished his high school football career completing 236 of 447 passes for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also won All-State and All-Far West honors as well as the team's Most Valuable Player. During the summers of 1998 and 1999, Brady was an intern at Merrill Lynch. He was inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003, joining fellow Serra High graduates Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jeffries, Jim Fregosi, and his older sister Maureen, among many others. When Brady revisited two weeks after Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, school administrators announced that they had named the football stadium Brady Family Stadium.
    Brady was also known as a great baseball player in high school. Brady was a left handed hitting catcher with power. His skill set impressed MLB scouts so consequentially he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.
    More Details Hide Details Although he could have had a bright future in baseball, Brady was determined to play football at the next level. He was always more passionate about football, and when he found that there was significant interest in him, football was the road he would take.
    Brady attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, graduating in 1995 at St. Mary's Cathedral.
    More Details Hide Details He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He played against Bellarmine College Preparatory rival Pat Burrell in both football and baseball. Brady's football career started as the backup quarterback on the Padres JV team. At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0-8 JV team that had not scored a touchdown all year. However, when the starting quarterback went down with an injury, he ascended to the starting position. He became the varsity starter his junior year and held the position until he graduated. By Brady's senior year, he struggled getting on the radar of college coaches. He created highlight tapes and sent them out to schools he would consider attending. This led to strong interests from many football programs around the nation. In Brady's time of recruiting, the process was much different and athletes' rankings were not as prominent. In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a 4-star quarterback. In essence he was a highly rated prospect. Brady was also on Blue Chip Illustrated as well as a Prep Football Report All-American selection. Following his recruiting process he narrowed down his list to five main schools. "Probably the ones that we did hear from and ultimately pared the list to were Cal-Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Michigan, and Illinois," his father said.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 3
    At the age of four, Brady attended the 1981 NFC Championship against the Dallas Cowboys, in which Montana threw The Catch to Dwight Clark.
    More Details Hide Details Brady attended football camp at the College of San Mateo as a child, where he learned to throw the football from camp counselor and quarterback Tony Graziani. He grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fan.
  • 1977
    Born
    Born on August 3, 1977.
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