Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
2. He was born August 3, 1977.
3. He is one of only two players to win five Super Bowls (the other being Charles Haley), the only quarterback to win five and the only player to win them all playing for one team.
4. Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady, Sr.
5. He has three older sisters named Nancy, Julie, and Maureen.
6. He was raised Catholic.
7. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry and whose great-great-grandparents, John and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston prior to the American Civil War with Bridget’s sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, who were the parents of the 19th Century American Major League Baseball player “Steady” Pete Meegan.
8. Brady’s great uncle, Michael Buckley Jr. was, also, the first American prisoner of war during World War II.
9. In the 1980s, Brady regularly attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park, where he was a fan of quarterback Joe Montana; since then, Brady has mentioned Montana as his idol and one of his inspirations.
10. At the age of four, Brady attended the 1981 NFC Championship against the Dallas Cowboys, in which Montana threw The Catch to Dwight Clark.
11. As a child, Brady attended football camp at the College of San Mateo where he learned to throw the football from camp counselor and future NFL/AFL quarterback Tony Graziani.
12. He grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fan.
13. Tom Brady attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he graduated in 1995; the ceremony was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral.
14. 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.
15. At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 JV team that had not scored a touchdown all year.
16. However, when the starting quarterback went down with an injury, he ascended to the starting position.
17. He became the varsity starter his junior year and held the position until he graduated.
18. 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 interest from many football programs around the nation.
19. The process of recruiting was much different during Brady’s time, and athletes’ rankings were not as prominent. In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a Four-star quarterback. In essence, he was a highly rated prospect.
20. Tom Brady was also on Blue Chip Illustrated as well as a Prep Football Report All-American selection.
21. Following his recruiting process he narrowed down his list to five main schools.
22. Brady was also known as a great baseball player in high school.
23. He was a left handed hitting catcher with power. His skill set impressed MLB scouts, and he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.
24. 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, he decided to take the road of football.
25. Tom Brady was recruited by Michigan assistant Bill Harris, and he signed to play for the University of Michigan in 1995.
26. 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 Award.
27. During the summers of 1998 and 1999, Brady was an intern at Merrill Lynch.
28. He was inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003, joining fellow Serra High graduates Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jefferies, Jim Fregosi, and his older sister Maureen, among many others.
29. When Brady revisited two weeks after Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, school administrators announced that they had named the football stadium Brady Family Stadium.
30. Tom Brady played college football for the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999.
31. 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, which was capped by a victory in the Rose Bowl and a share of the national championship. When he enrolled at Michigan, Brady was seventh on the depth chart, and he 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.
32. 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.
33. Tom Brady was a lightly regarded prospect coming out of college, and was selected by the New England Patriots with the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of 2000 NFL draft.
34. He has subsequently played his entire professional career with the Patriots and has enjoyed a distinguished and decorated career that includes five Super Bowl wins, four Super Bowl MVPs, and two League MVPs.
35. As a result of his highly successful career, Brady is rated among the greatest quarterbacks of all time. In addition to his other accolades, he has been named to the Pro Bowl twelve 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. Since Brady became their starting quarterback, the Patriots have never had a losing season and have won 14 division titles. They played in eleven AFC Championship Games from 2001 to 2016—including six in a row from 2011 to 2016—and won seven of them.
36. Tom Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 until late 2006.
37. On February 18, 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was more than three months pregnant with Brady’s child.
38. Brady and Moynahan ended their relationship sometime in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant.
39. John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was born on August 22, 2007, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Californi John’s middle names are Brady’s own first and middle names in reverse order, while Moynahan’s father’s first name is Edward.
40. Brady began dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in December 2006. In 2009, Brady revealed they had been set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.
41. Brady and Bündchen married on February 26, 2009, in an intimate Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica, California. Together, they have two children: a son named Benjamin Rein was born December 8, 2009, and a daughter named Vivian Lake was born December 5, 2012.
42. 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 (“Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass”) and Family Guy in 2006 (“Patriot Games”); both football-themed episodes were 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 as fictionalized versions of himself in the Entourage movie and Ted 2.
43. Brady and baseball player Kevin Youkilis became brothers-in-law in 2012, when Youkilis married Brady’s sister Julie.
44. Tom Brady is a friend of President Donald Trump;in 2017, Brady indicated he had known Trump “for 16 years”.At a political event in New Hampshire on the day before the 2016 presidential election, Trump said he had received a call from Brady, and that Brady told him “Donald, I support you, you’re my friend, and I voted for you.” However, after Gisele Bündchen was asked directly on Instagram whether she and Brady backed Trump, Bündchen answered “NO!” After a Trump campaign “Make America Great Again” cap was photographed in Brady’s locker, Brady said that Bündchen told him not to discuss politics anymore, which he thought was a “good decision”.
45. While there has been speculation that Brady would run for political office in the future, in a 2015 interview he stated he had no interest in doing so.