Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an
American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the
National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the
University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth
round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady's eleven seasons as a starter, the
Patriots have earned trips to the Super Bowl in five of them, winning
three. He has also won two Super Bowl MVP awards, has been selected to
eight Pro Bowls, and holds the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a
single regular season. His career postseason record is 17–7; his playoff
win total is the highest in NFL history. He also helped set the record
for the longest consecutive win streak in NFL history with 21 straight
wins over two seasons (2003–04), and in 2007 he led the Patriots to the
first undefeated regular season since the institution of the 16-game
schedule. Brady has the third highest career passer rating of all time
(96.6) among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 career passing attempts.
In 2012, Brady became the first quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to 10 division titles. Brady and Joe Montana are the only two players in NFL history to win the NFL Most Valuable Player and Super Bowl MVP awards multiple times. Brady and John Elway are the only two quarterbacks to lead their teams to five Super Bowls. He was also named the NFL MVP in 2007 and 2010 (becoming the first player to be unanimously chosen as MVP in the 2010 season) as well as 2007 Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press, the first time an NFL player has been so honored since Joe Montana won the award in 1990. After the 2010 season, Brady was ranked as the best player in the NFL. He and Bill Belichick have also combined to form one of the most successful quarterback-coach tandems in NFL history, winning 125 regular season games and 17 postseason games together, as well as appearing in five Super Bowls together, all NFL records.
Brady was born in San Mateo, California, the son of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady, Sr. He has three older sisters. He was raised in a Catholic family of exceptionally gifted athletes, and is of Irish and Prussian-German descent. Brady regularly attended 49ers games 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. One of the games Brady attended was the 1981 NFC Championship, in which Montana threw The Catch to Dwight Clark, with Brady only being four-years-old at the time. Brady graduated from Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, California. Brady was also drafted as a catcher in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos.
Brady played college football for, and graduated from, the University of Michigan. He played for the Michigan Wolverines football team. 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. 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 Cal. 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. During his first full year as starter, he set Michigan records for most pass attempts and completions in a season (214). Brady was All-Big Ten honorable mention both seasons and team captain his senior year. The Wolverines won 20 of 25 games when he started and shared the Big Ten Conference title in 1998. Brady capped that season with a win over Arkansas in the Citrus Bowl. In the 1999 season, Brady led Michigan to an overtime win in the Orange Bowl over Alabama, throwing for 369 yards and four touchdowns.
He has played exclusively for the New England Patriots since his pro career began in 2000. On February 25, 2013, Brady and the Patriots agreed on a three-year contract extension, which will keep him with the team through 2017. 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 dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 until late 2006. On February 18, 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was more than three months pregnant with her and Brady's child. Brady and Moynahan ended their relationship sometime in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant. Though not in the delivery room when their son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was born in August 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.
Brady began dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen in December 2006. Tom revealed to Details Magazine in 2009, that he and Gisele were first set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. Brady and Bündchen married on February 26, 2009 in an intimate Catholic ceremony in Santa Monica. Together, the couple have two children: son Benjamin Rein Brady (born December 2009), whose middle name is a shortened version of Bündchen's father's name Reinoldo; and daughter Vivian Lake Brady (born December 2012). The family moved to a $20 million mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles in January 2012. Brady has also been featured as a guest star on some popular television programs, hosting Saturday Night Live in 2005 and appearing 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.
|TOM BRADY'S DEFLATED BALLS UPSET JON STEWART
Tom Brady has been caught deflating balls before an NFL football game. Apparently this is totally against the rules. The NFL dreams of properly inflated balls like I dream of properly inflated weenie. Yes I dream of weenie! Get over it America! But one thing America can't seem to get over is this scandal. Wow the NFL is corrupt? Uses people? Stuff's them full of steroids and then dumps them after seven concussions? Geez how could an organization like that tolerate wrongdoing?
Everyone's favorite gadfly Jon Stewart weighs in and says mean mean things about superhunks Tom Brady and Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski. At least Gronk gets to flex and Stewart admits even he would be turned Gay by the sight of Tom Brady's gorgeous mug. "I would F**K the hole in his chin" Stewart admits!
|TOM BRADY MEETS CAM NEWTON
Ridiculously handsome Tom Brady meets ridiculously handsome Cam Newton and they are both tall tall tall! Part of the UnderArmour fashion line.
|"Tom Brady Makes Men gay" sez tall comedian
6'4" (1.93m) comedian Gary Gulman does a routine about the biggest sports star in his town of Boston, Tom Brady. Brady is also 6'4" and Gulman likes Brady a bunch but he laughs at the effect the handsome football player has on male sports fans in his town. Personally I don't think Gulman is a very funny comedian. Bland and self absorbed. Even less funny than his friend Dane Cook. But this is a pretty well done bit.