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Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
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- Team: New England Patriots
- Year Drafted: 2000
- Position: Quarterback
- Date of Birth: August 3, 1977
- Number of Super Bowls won: 6
- Number of Super Bowl MVP distinctions: 4
EARLY LIFE & COLLEGE
- Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California.
- Brady’s father was of Irish descent, and his family immigrated to the United States to escape the Great Famine.
- One of Brady’s inspirations growing up was Joe Montana, who played for the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in the position of Quarterback.
- As a child, Brady attended football camp and was taught by future NFL quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Tony Graziani, how to throw a football.
- In high school, he played lots of sports, including football, basketball, and baseball.
- He attended many football games growing up and began his football career by playing backup quarterback on his varsity team.
- Brady became varsity starter in his junior year and kept the position until he graduated.
- By the time he was in his senior year, he was eager to be noticed, and would send in highlight tapes to schools he had an interest in attending.
- Brady narrowed down his college choices to Cal-Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Michigan, and Illinois. He eventually decided on Michigan.
- He played college football at the University of Michigan from 1995-1999 as a backup in his first two years, which caused him a great deal of frustration and self-esteem issues.
- By 1998 and 1999, he started every game, and set new records for Michigan. He became the team captain in his senior year.
- He went on to lead Michigan to many comeback games, which earned him the nickname “Comeback Kid”.
- In 2000, Brady was chosen in the sixth round of the NFL draft by the New England Patriots; but it wasn’t until 2001 when the starting quarterback, Drew Bledsoe, became injured that Brady was chosen to fill the position.
Since becoming the team’s starting quarterback in 2001, the Patriots haven’t had a losing season and have won 16 division titles.
- Brady and the Patriots by the numbers:
- 2003 & 2004
- Super Bowl Champions – MVP in 2003
- Appearance in the Pro Bowl
- “Greatest passing season of all time”; Male Athlete of the Year, MVP, Offensive Player of the Year
- “NFL Comeback Player of the Year” (after having multiple injuries in 2008)
- “Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year”, MVP
- Ranked best player in the NFL on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011
- Patriots become the first team to score at least 500 points in a season four different times (with Brady leading all four times)
- 2014, 2016, 2018
- Super Bowl Champions
- Not all honors, awards, and distinctions are included in the chart above.
PERSONAL LIFE & CHARITY WORK
- Tom Brady is married to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen; they were married on February 26, 2009 and had been set up on a blind date by a mutual friend a few years earlier.
- They have two children together; Benjamin (born December 2009) and Vivian (born December 2012). Brady has another son, John, from a previous relationship.
- In terms of diet and exercise, Brady eats in accordance to the “TB12 Method” diet, which is an anti-inflammatory diet with an emphasis on large quantities of water (15-25 glasses a day), vegetables, fruit, and alkaline-rich foods.
- He avoids dairy, caffeine, white flours, white sugar, and cold cuts.
- His workouts focus on muscle pliability, flexibility, and the use of resistance bands, foam rollers, and massage balls.
- He follows many of his workouts with a massages which keeps his muscles long and flexible.
- Brady’s family has known Donald Trump for a very long time, but there is controversy over whether Brady and his family support Trump.
- In terms of charity work, Brady has supported:
- Best Buddies International
- Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Brady and his family currently live in Massachusetts and New York City.
- Brady has also been featured on many TV shows, modeled for Stetson cologne, endorsed several brands, and written a book about his TB12 Method, released in 2017.
Tom Brady Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about Tom Brady across 23 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use Tom Brady worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. who is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- Believe it or Not!
- Brady Acronym
- Hot Seat Interview
- Tom Brady Wordsearch
- Stats Math
- Football Terms Match-Up
- Tom Brady Crossword
- Plays on the Field
- Opinion Piece
- Major Accomplishments
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