Tom Brady, 2009

Tom Brady

San Mateo, CA, USA
School: Junipero Serra High, University of Michigan
Work: New England Patriots
Links: Wikipedia, Facebook


Biography

Born August 3, 1977, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, is a professional American football player. The quarterback, who graduated from the University of Michigan with a 3.3/4.0 GPA, was a sixth round pick in 2000 by the New England Patriots.
 
The youngest of 4 children, Tom Brady was born and raised in San Mateo, California. Having attended Catholic preparatory school Junipero Serra High, he would letter in both football and baseball. Brady was drafted in 1995, in the 18th, by the Montreal Expos but instead chose to accept a scholarship to play college football for the Michigan Wolverines.
 
The 9-time Pro Bowl selection (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), 3-time Super Bowl champion (2002, 2004, 2005) and 2-time Super Bowl MVP (2002, 2004) is the fifth all time NFL leader in Passing Touchdowns (359), fifth in Passes Completed (4,178), sixth in Passer Rating (95.7%) and second in Total Career Playoff Games Started (26). He was Sports Illustrated, Sportsman of the Year (2005), AP Male Athlete of the Year (2007) and named to the NFL 2000’s All-Decade Team (2010).
 
Brady has supported the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, One Laptop Per Child and Best Buddies International, an organization that creates one-to-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The quarterback married model Gisele Bündchen in 2009.

“I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser.”

Photo: Keith Alison; Tom Brady Biography References: pro-football-reference.com, August 2014 (retrieved); “2004 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES”, www.serrahs.com, August 2014 (retrieved); “The Tom Brady Interview” by Rob Bradford, WEEI 93.7FM, January 21, 2009; “It’s True. Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen Secretly Wed ” by Natalie Finn, www.eonline.com, February 27, 2009; www.looktothestars.org, August 2014 (retrieved); “Tom Brady: The Winner” by Steve Kroft, www.cbsnews.com, December 20, 2007; www.facebook.com September 18, 2014; “#12 Tom Brady”, www.patriots.com, September 2014 (retrieved)

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