Tom Brady Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Stats, Retirement, Salary

Tom Brady

Tom Brady Biography

Tom Brady is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He spent his first twenty seasons with the New England Patriots, where he was a central contributor to the franchise’s dynasty from 2001 to 2019. Brady is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time.

Tom Brady Age

He was born on August 3, 1977, in the United States of America.

Tom Brady Height

Brady is 1.93m tall.

Tom Brady Nationality

He is American.

Tom Brady Education

Brady attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he graduated in 1995. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school.

Brady played college football at the University of Michigan from 1995 to 1999. After redshirting in 1995 he spent the next two years as a backup quarterback, 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 initially 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; he even considered transferring to the University of California, Berkeley to play for the California Golden Bears.

He worked closely with assistant athletic director Greg Harden, who met with Brady every week to build his confidence and maximize his performance on the field. He 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.”[4

On September 28, 1996, Brady appeared in his first collegiate game after Michigan was up 35–3 against UCLA late in the fourth quarter. Phillip Ward intercepted his first-ever pass attempt and returned it for a 42-yard touchdown.

Tom Brady Family

Brady was born in San Mateo, California to Galynn Patricia and Thomas Brady Sr. Brady is the fourth child of Galynn and Thomas Brady Sr. Tom has three elder sisters, Nancy, Julie, and Maureen. The Brady family is a close-knit group. Brady was into football from a young age and his family took him to many NFL games, especially to watch the San Francisco 49ers. Brady’s parents encouraged sports in the house and all the sisters pushed their little brother by being competitive themselves. Tom Brady’s parents have celebrated all of his Super Bowl wins on the field and cheered him every step of the way.

Thomas Brady Sr. and Galynn Patricia Brady are both American. Brady Sr. is of Irish descent and Galynn Patricia Brady has German, Swedish, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Thomas Brady Sr.’s grandparents were Irish refugees of the Great Famine. Tom Brady’s great-uncle was the first American prisoner of war in World War I.

Tom Brady Wife

He got married to his lovely wife Gisele Caroline Bündchen in 2009 she was born on 20 July 1980 and is a Brazilian fashion model. Since 2001, she has been one of the highest-paid models in the world. In 2007, she was the 16th richest woman in the entertainment industry and earned the top spot on Forbes’s top-earning models list in 2012. In 2014, she was listed as the 89th Most Powerful Woman in the World by Forbes.

Tom and Gisele Bündchen, who has been living separately from each other in recent weeks, have each hired divorce attorneys and are “exploring their options” regarding their marriage, a source close to the estranged couple told CNN on Tuesday.

CNN reported last month that Brady, and his wife, Bündchen, a fashion model, have been dealing with “marital issues,” according to a source close to the couple.

The two, who married in 2009, have been “living separately,” a source close to Bündchen told CNN in September.

Brady had retired from the NFL in February, only to later reverse that decision. He took an 11-day leave of absence from training camp in August to “deal with personal things,” according to his head coach Todd Bowles.

In an interview with Elle magazine published last month, Bündchen, 42, said she had “concerns” about her husband returning to the field after initially retiring last winter.

“This is a very violent sport, and I have my children and I would like him to be more present,” Bündchen told the publication. “I have definitely had those conversations with him over and over again. But ultimately, I feel that everybody has to make a decision that works for [them]. He needs to follow his joy, too.”

Tom Brady Kids

He is a dad to three kids: Jack, Benjamin, and Vivian · Jack, 15 · Benjamin Rein.

Jack, whose full name is John Edward Thomas Moynahan, is Brady’s first child and the only kid he shares with his ex-girlfriend, Bridget Moynahan. Brady’s wife, Gisele Bündchen, calls Jack her “bonus son.

Tom Brady Stats

Brady has started 367 games (320 regular seasons, 47 playoffs) in 23 seasons, the most for an NFL quarterback. His first 20 seasons were with the Patriots, which is also the most for an NFL quarterback with one franchise. He has served as the primary starter in 20 of his seasons, holding a backup role during his rookie campaign and missing nearly all the 2008 season due to a knee injury. The 2008 season marks the only time that Brady has not started because of injury. Brady has never had a losing season as the starter and only missed the playoffs in 2002, the first year he started all 16 regular season games. With the Patriots, Brady led the team to 17 AFC East titles. He led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 to a wild card berth, the only time his team did not make the playoffs as a division winner, and an NFC South title the following season.

The winningest quarterback in NFL history, Brady has won 245 regular season games and 35 postseason games for a combined 280 wins. Brady holds a .766 winning percentage, which is the highest among NFL quarterbacks who have started 100 games. He is the only NFL quarterback to win 200 regular season games and his 35 postseason victories are more than twice those of any other quarterback. Brady is also the only NFL quarterback to win all 16 regular season games, which he accomplished in 2007.[68] In 2021, Brady became one of four quarterbacks to defeat all 32 NFL teams. He has the most Pro Bowl selections in NFL history at 15 and was named league MVP three times in 2007, 2010, and 2017. His 2010 MVP was awarded in a unanimous decision; the first time this distinction was achieved. He was also named Male Athlete of the Year in 2007, making him the third NFL player to receive the award, joining Joe Montana. He and Montana are the only players to win multiple NFL MVP and Super Bowl MVP awards.

Brady’s 20 seasons as the primary starter have led to seven Super Bowl titles, the most of any player and more than any NFL franchise. Overall, he appeared in a record 10 Super Bowls; half of the seasons in which he was the primary starter, and more than any NFL franchise other than the Patriots. He and Peyton Manning are the only starting quarterbacks to win the Super Bowl for more than one franchise, with Brady winning six for the Patriots and one for the Buccaneers. In his seven victories, Brady also set the record for Super Bowl MVP awards with five. Having earned Super Bowl MVP honors with both New England and Tampa Bay, Brady is the only player to win the award with multiple franchises.


2001: Taking over as starter and first Super Bowl victory

With Bledsoe as the starting quarterback, the Patriots opened the 2001 season with a 23–17 road loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. In their second game and home opener on September 23, the Patriots squared off against their AFC East rivals, the New York Jets. Bledsoe was again the starter; 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 held 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 which the Patriots posted a 44–13 win.[13

In the Patriots’ fifth game, Brady began to find his stride. Trailing the visiting San Diego Chargers 26–16 in the fourth quarter, he led the Patriots on two scoring drives to force overtime, and another in overtime to set up a winning field goal. Brady finished the game with 33 of 54, for 364 yards and two touchdowns, and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career. The following week, Brady again played well during the rematch at Indianapolis, with a passer rating of 148.3 in a 38–17 win. 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 NFL playoffs with a first-round bye. He finished the 2001 season with 2,843 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, earning an invitation to the Pro Bowl.

In Brady’s first playoff game, he threw for 312 yards against the Oakland Raiders 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 occurred in the fourth quarter of that game. Trailing by three points, Brady lost control of the ball after being hit by Raiders cornerback and former Michigan teammate 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.  He finished the game 32-of-52 for 312 passing yards and one interception.

2002 season

In the Patriots’ season opener, he had 294 passing yards and three touchdowns in the 30–14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and earned his third AFC Offensive Player of the Week title. Brady and the Patriots finished the season at 9–7, tied with the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins for the best record in the division; however, the Patriots lost the division title to the Jets on tiebreakers. Additionally, the Patriots lost the tiebreaker to the Cleveland Browns for the final wild-card spot, causing them to miss the playoffs entirely. Though Brady posted a career-low single-season passer rating of 85.7 and a career-high of 14 interceptions, he threw for a league-leading 28 touchdown passes.

2003 and 2004 seasons: Back-to-back Super Bowl wins

After opening the 2003 season at 2–2, Brady led the Patriots to twelve consecutive victories to finish the regular season at 14–2 to win the AFC East. In Week 14, a 12–0 victory over the Miami Dolphins, he recorded a 36-yard punt. 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.

After earning a first-round bye, the Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round, 17–14. In the AFC Championship Game, they defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 24–14. In Super Bowl XXXVIII, Brady led the Patriots to a 32–29 victory over the NFC champion Carolina Panthers and was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time. During the game, Brady threw for 354 yards with three touchdowns and set the record for most completions by a quarterback in a Super Bowl with 32. With 1:08 left in the fourth quarter and the score tied 29–29, Brady led a drive with five completions to put the Patriots in position for the game-winning 41-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri.

The Patriots lined up in front of Brady as he received a snap
Brady won his ninth consecutive playoff game and third championship in Super Bowl XXXIX
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 finished with a 14–2 record, equaling their 2003 record and the best regular-season record ever for a defending champion. The Patriots also won the AFC East title for the third time in four years.

2005–2008: Beginning of Super Bowl drought and injury
2005 and 2006 seasons

During the 2005 season, injuries suffered by running backs Corey Dillon, Patrick Pass, and Kevin Faulk forced the Patriots to rely more on Brady’s passing. Brady also had to adjust to new center Russ Hochstein and running back Heath Evans. Brady finished the season with 4,110 yards and 26 touchdowns, the former of which led the league. He and the Patriots finished with a 10–6 record, winning their third straight AFC East title.[164] He was named to his third Pro Bowl at the end of the season.

In the playoffs, Brady recorded 201 passing yards and three passing touchdowns to help lead the Patriots to a 28–3 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wild Card Round. In the Divisional Round, the Patriots lost 27–13 to the Denver Broncos. Brady threw for 341 yards in the game with one touchdown and two interceptions in the first playoff loss of his career after ten consecutive victories. After the season’s end, it was revealed that Brady had been playing with a sports hernia since December.

In 2006, Brady led the Patriots to a 12–4 record and the fourth seed in the AFC playoffs. Brady finished the regular season with 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 San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was forced to withdraw. Brady ended up declining the invitation.

Tom Brady Salary

He Earns over $1 million in base salary.

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