Thomas Edward Brady, Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. After playing college football at Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Due to his strong performances both in the regular season and the postseason (1 NFL MVP, 2 Super Bowl MVPs), Brady is widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time. He has played in four Super Bowls, winning three of them (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX). He has also won two Super Bowl MVP awards (XXXVI and XXXVIII), has been invited to four Pro Bowls, and holds the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a single regular season. He also owns the fourth-highest career passer rating of all time (92.9). Brady was named as Sports Illustrated`s Sportsman of the Year, in 2005. He also helped set the record for the longest consecutive win streak in NFL history with 21 straight wins over two seasons.
In 2004 and 2007, Brady was named "Sportsman of the Year" by The Sporting News. He was also named the 2007 NFL MVP, as well as 2007 Male Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press, the first time an NFL player has been honored since Joe Montana won in 1990.
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. Brady was present when the baby, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was born on August 22, 2007 at Saint John`s Health Center in Santa Monica. The baby has Brady`s first and middle names as middle names, though in reverse order (Moynahan`s father`s first name is Edward, however). Since late 2006, Tom Brady has been dating Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen. It has been reported that Brady and Bündchen got engaged on Christmas Eve 2008; however, the couple has not officially confirmed the news. Brady`s father and Bündchen`s twin sister both claim that the rumors of their engagement is not true.
Full Name at Birth
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr.
Date of Birth
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round (199th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft.
Claim to Fame
Widely regarded as the greatest american football player of all time.
Other Family Members