Tom Brady (II)

Tom Brady (II)


8/3/1977, San Mateo, California (USA)

Birth Name

Thomas Edward Brady


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Tom Brady was born on August 3, 1977 in San Mateo, California. He grew up around football, as his parents were huge San Francisco 49ers fans and regularly took him and his sisters to games. Tom began playing organized football in grade nine at the all-boys Catholic school…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Tom was injured on September 7, 2008, in the first quarter of the first game. This will end the third-longest consecutive games started by a NFL quarterback streak at 128. It also ends the NFL record for most consecutive regualr season wins by a starting QB at 20.

    • On January 6, 2008, Tom was a near-unanimous selection as The Associated Press 2007 NFL MVP, collecting 49 of the possible 50 votes. Brett Favre of the Packers was the only other player to receive a vote.

    • On January 3, 2008, Tom was a unanimous selection as USA Today's NFL MVP, collecting all 50 points.

    • On December 29, 2007, Tom set the record of most games with multiple TD passes to one receiver in a season (Randy Moss) with 8.

    • On December 29, 2007, Tom set the record of most TD passes to one receiver in a season (Randy Moss) with 23. He also set the record for best TD to interception ratio with a +42 (50 TD passes with 8 interceptions).

    • On December 29, 2007, Tom became the first QB to throw 50 TD passes in a single season breaking the 2004 record of 49 by Peyton Manning.

    • On December 29, 2007, Tom became the first QB to win 16 games in the regular season while guiding the Patriots to just the 4th ever undefeated regular season in NFL history.

    • In 2007, Tom set an NFL record by throwing 3 or more TD passes in 11 games in the same season.

    • Tom completed 33 TD passes in his first nine games. This is the most ever at that point of the season. He is on pace to break the all-time single-season record of 49.

    • On November 04, 2007, Tom became the first NFL QB to throw at least 3 TD's in nine straight games. He did this in a game against the 8-0 Colts running the Patriot record to 9-0. This game marked the latest meeting of undefeated teams in NFL history.

    • On October 28, 2007, Tom and Peyton Manning became the first QB's to beat 31 different NFL franchises.

    • On October 21, 2007, Tom set a personal record with 6 touchdown passes in a game, just missing the NFL record of 7. This included 5 in the first half alone.

    • On October 1, 2007, Tom became just the third quarterback ever in NFL history to have at least three touchdown passes in his team's first four games. The others were Steve Young and Kurt Warner.

    • On August 28, 2007, Bridget Moynahan announced the name of the baby boy she had with Patriot QB, Tom Brady. The baby's full name is John Edward Thomas (JET) Moynahan. The New York Jets are the main rival of the Patriots. It is not clear if this was a coincidence or an attempt to take a shot at her ex.

    • On August 7, 2007, Tom was put on the top spot of Esquire Magazine's Best Dressed Men list.

    • Tom and ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan welcomed a baby boy on August 22, 2007. The couple split in December 2006, after a three year relationship.

    • Brady is only the second quarterback in NFL history to win the Super Bowl in the same season as his first career start.

    • Tom majored in Organizational Studies while at the University of Michigan.

    • Tom's longest TD pass is a 91-yarder to David Patten at Indianapolis on October 21, 2001.

    • Brady has a 19-2 record (.905) in games decided by six points or less in his NFL career.

    • Brady earned three letters while at Michigan (1997-99) and recorded a 20-5 record as a two-year starter for the Wolverines.

    • Brady was named the 2003 FedEx Air Player of the Week twice.

    • Brady was named the 2003 AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice.

    • Brady was named to the 2003 USA Today's All-Joe Team.

    • Tom was named 2002 AFC Offensive Player of the Week twice.

    • Tom was named 2002 Monday Night Football Horse Trailer Player of the Game in week 1.

    • Tom was drafted out of high school as a catcher by the Montreal Expos of Major League Baseball.

    • Tom threw for 4,110 yards in the 2005 season.

    • Tom was named the 2005 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.

    • Tom Brady is the highest rated passer in Patriots history with an 87.5 career rating.

    • Brady is most efficient quarterback in Patriots history with a 61.6 career completion percentage.

    • Tom was voted to the Pro Bowl in the 2001, 2004 and 2005 seasons.

    • Brady is the youngest player to win the Super Bowl MVP Award.

    • Brady threw at least two TD's in each of the first five games of the 2002 season.

    • Brady set a single-game team record by completing 84.6 percent of his passes (22-26) at Buffalo on November 03, 2002 (min. 20 attempts).

    • Brady led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes in the 2002 season.

    • Brady set a team record by throwing for at least one touchdown in 15 straight games.

    • Brady was voted a team captain by his teammates.

    • Brady has a career record of 39-5 (.886) in games that were played after November 1.

    • Tom has led a game-winning drive in each of the Patriots' three Super Bowl wins.

    • Tom won the first nine playoff games of his career from 2001-2006, setting a NFL record.

    • Brady holds the Super Bowl record for pass completions in a game (32) in Super Bowl XXXVIII.

    • Brady had a career high 92.9 passer rating in the 2004 season.

    • Tom has a career record of 7-0 in overtime games.

    • Brady is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to three or more Super Bowl wins. The others were Terry Bradshaw (4), Joe Montana (4) and Troy Aikman (3).

    • Tom is the first quarterback in NFL history to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday.

    • Tom is the second youngest quarterback (24 yrs, 184 days old) to win a Super Bowl.

  • Quotes

    • Brady: It will be OK. I'm excited to see what our team is made of. I still like our chances. (on his season ending knee injury in 2008)

    • Brady: I have always been a huge football fan and will always have great respect for the history of this game. I am grateful to all of the voters for any consideration I was given. It is a tremendous honor and I am sure it is one that my family will one day look back on with great pride. (On his first AP MVP Award)

    • Brady: A very joyous, happy situation. (On the birth of his first child)

    • Brady: I am honored to be chosen. But, as much as I enjoy dressing fashionably, this time of year I care a lot more about how I look on the field than off it. (On be named Esquire Magazine's fourth annual Best Dressed Man)

    • Brady: I still feel like I'm 22. I don't know if that's good or bad. (On turning 30 and becoming a father for the first time)

    • Brady: I know. I would have never have thought I would, either. It must be the turf. I don't think that would have happened a few weeks ago. That was pretty cool. At least I can tell my kids one day that I shook Brian Urlacher. They probably won't believe me.

    • Brady: I like it (the new FieldTurf) a lot, I think there are throws we made, that we completed the other night, that we probably couldn't complete on grass -- just because the footing is so good and you can really push off and drive the ball, and the receivers can cut really well. I think everybody really likes the surface.

    • Brady: He (Bill Belichick) just never lets his foot off the gas pedal.

    • Brady: Coach always says, 'Just because they ask you to do something doesn't mean you have to do it.'

    • Brady: You don't like to see your guys take the field without you because it makes you feel like, man, maybe they really don't need me out there, which is kind of humbling.

    • Brady: You always want to be perfect out there. But it's about really improving all parts of the game and trying to be more efficient on offense.

    • Brady: With football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks.

    • Brady: I don't think there's a lot of carry over from year-to-year. I don't think anybody cares what you did the year before.

    • Brady: What does three-peat mean? ... I'm hoping to put together three good days of practice. I don't think we've done that yet this year.

    • Brady: Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities.

  • best quarterback this year for america's best football team.

    tom brady is awesome ! he is a good quarterback and knows when to throw at the right time. i am soooooooo excited about the superbowl so i can see brady beat and the rest ofhis team beat the giants . even thugh , i'm a die-hard pats fan, i have to admit that he is not the best quarterback ( i personally think dan marino) but nevertheless is in the top 5 and hopefully if he keeps this up , he is a long way from retiring . You rock tom brady and the patriots go and win that superbowl :D.moreless
  • Man, Tom Brady is the best.

    I've been along time Pats fan and when the Patriots got him out of the NFL Draft I was like eh. Now I'm like YAY! because Brady has brought so much to the New England Patriots. He has skill, charm, ability and good looks. He brings everything a QB brings and as a Pats fan I'm grateful. He was underrated from the start and New England fans didn't want him to replace Drew Bledsoe but once he proved himself everybody everybody loved him. He is one very talented person and I am glad he is the New England Pats QB. He has mind blowing stats and he could make history and may be one of the greats years from now. Tom Brady Rocks!moreless