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Tom Brady Wiki And Biography
NicknameTom
GenderMale
Age46 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthAugust 3, 1977
Full NameThomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr.
ProfessionFootball Player
NationalityAmerican
BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States
Zodiac SignLeo
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
Body Measurements46-37-16 inches
BodytypeStrong
Height6 feet 3 inches (1.93 m)
Weight102 kg (225 lbs)
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye ColorBlue
Tom Brady Education
Father:Tom Brady Sr.
Mother: Galynn Patricia Brady
Sister: Julie Brady,Nancy Brady, Maureen Brady
Marital Status: 
Currently datingGisele Bündchen (m. 2009–2022)
Children
Son:Benjamin Brady
John Edward Thomas Moynahan
Daughter:Vivian Lake Brady
Past Relationships:Bridget Moynahan (2004-2006)
Layla Roberts (July 2002)
Britney Spears (2002)
Net Worth:$250 Million Approx

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 23 seasons. He spent his first 20 seasons with the New England Patriots and was a central contributor to

the franchise’s dynasty from 2001 to 2019. In his final three seasons, he was a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time, as well as one of the greatest players in NFL history.

After playing college football at the University of Michigan, Brady was selected 199th overall by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, later earning him a reputation as the NFL’s biggest draft steal. He became the starting quarterback during his second season, which saw the Patriots win their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XXXVI. As the team’s primary starter for 18 seasons, Brady led the Patriots to 17 division titles (including 11 consecutive from 2009 to 2019), 13 AFC Championship Games (including eight consecutive from 2011 to 2018), nine Super Bowl appearances, and six Super Bowl titles, all NFL records for a player and franchise. He joined the Buccaneers in early 2020 and won Super Bowl LV, extending his individual records to 10 Super Bowl appearances and seven victories. Beginning in 2024, Brady will be the lead color commentator for NFL on Fox.

Brady holds many major quarterback records, including most career passing yards, completions, touchdown passes, and games started. He is the NFL leader in career quarterback wins, quarterback regular season wins, quarterback playoff wins, and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) Awards, as well as being the only Super Bowl MVP for two different franchises. Additional accolades held by Brady include the most Pro Bowl selections and the first unanimous NFL MVP. The only quarterback to win a Super Bowl in three separate decades, Brady is also noted for the longevity of his success. He was the oldest NFL MVP at age 40, the oldest Super Bowl MVP at age 43, and the oldest quarterback selected to the Pro Bowl at age 44. Brady is the only NFL quarterback named to two all-decade teams (2000s and 2010s) and was unanimously named to the 100th Anniversary All-Time Team in 2019.


Early life

Brady was born in San Mateo, California, on August 3, 1977, the only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady Sr. Brady was raised as a Catholic. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has Swedish, Norwegian, German, and Polish ancestry. Two of Brady’s great-great-grandparents on his father’s side, John and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston before the American Civil War. They were accompanied by Bridget’s sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, the parents of the 19th-century American Major League Baseball player “Steady” Pete Meegan. Brady’s great-uncle Michael Buckley Jr. was the first American prisoner of war in World War II.

In the 1980s, Brady regularly attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park, where he was a fan of quarterback Joe Montana; Brady called Montana his idol and one of his inspirations. At age four, Brady attended the 1981 NFC Championship, against the Dallas Cowboys, in which Montana threw “The Catch” to Dwight Clark. As a child, Brady attended football camp at the College of San Mateo, where he was taught to throw the football by camp counselor and future NFL/AFL quarterback Tony Graziani. Despite the rivalry between the two teams, Brady grew up as a Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics fan.

Brady attended Junípero Serra High School in San Mateo, where he graduated in 1995. He played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. He played against Bellarmine College Preparatory rival Pat Burrell in both football and baseball. Brady began his football career as the backup quarterback on the Padres junior varsity team. At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 junior varsity team, which had not scored a touchdown all year. Brady ascended to the starting position when the starting quarterback was injured. He became the varsity starter in his junior year and held the position until he graduated. By Brady’s senior year, he was striving to be noticed by college coaches. He created highlight tapes and sent them to schools he considered attending. This led to strong interest from many football programs around the nation.

The process of recruiting was much different during Brady’s time when athletes’ rankings were not as prominent. In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a three or four-star recruit. In essence, he was a highly rated prospect. Brady was also on Blue Chip Illustrated as well as a Prep Football Report All-American selection. After his recruiting process, he narrowed his list to five schools. “Probably the ones that we did hear from and ultimately pared the list to were Cal–Berkeley, UCLA, USC, Michigan and Illinois”, his father said. As a Cal-Berkeley fan, his father hoped that Brady would attend the nearby school, where Brady was a silent commit, and that he would be able to watch his son play.

Brady was also known as a great baseball player in high school. He was a left-handed-batting catcher with power. His skills impressed MLB scouts, and he was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the Montreal Expos. The Expos projected Brady as a potential All-Star, with then-GM Kevin Malone claiming he had the potential to be “one of the greatest catchers ever”. The Expos offered him money typical of that offered to a late second-round or early third-round pick, but when Brady learned of the interest in his playing football, he chose football over baseball; Brady would later go on to become the last active athlete drafted by the Expos. Brady was recruited by Michigan assistant Bill Harris, signing to play for the University of Michigan in 1995. He finished his high school football career by completing 236 of 447 passes for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also won All-State and All-Far West honors and the team’s Most Valuable Player Award.

During summer break of 1998 and 1999, Brady was an intern at Merrill Lynch.[44] He was inducted into the Junípero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003, joining fellow Serra High graduates Barry Bonds, Lynn Swann, Gregg Jefferies, and Jim Fregosi, among many others.[43] When Brady visited the school in 2012, two weeks after Super Bowl XLVI, administrators announced that they named the football stadium Brady Family Stadium.


Personal life

Brady was raised as a Roman Catholic, but in a 2015 interview with The New York Times, expressed he was less religious than he is spiritual. He stated, “I don’t know what I believe. I think there’s a belief system, I’m just not sure what it is.”

Relationships and marriage

Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 until late 2006. Brady and Moynahan ended their relationship in early December 2006, around the time Moynahan became pregnant. On February 18, 2007, Moynahan confirmed to People magazine that she was more than three months pregnant with Brady’s child. Their son, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, was born in August 2007, at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California.

Brady began dating Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen in December 2006. In 2009, Brady said they had been 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, California. Together, they have two children: a son, Benjamin Rein Brady, born in December 2009, and a daughter, Vivian Lake Brady, born in December 2012.

In October 2022, the couple announced on Instagram that they had finalized a divorce, ending 13 years of marriage.Brady and Bündchen’s marriage had been the subject of various tabloid rumors and speculation earlier in the year after Brady came out of retirement and Bündchen voiced her concern about the violent nature of football on Brady’s long-term health.

Residences

Brady and his family previously resided in the Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts during his playing career with the Patriots, as well as New York City. They own several homes together and spend time during the summer at the Yellowstone Club near Big Sky, Montana, and at their home at Silo Ridge in Amenia, New York. When Brady signed with the Buccaneers, he rented a mansion in Tampa, Florida, owned by retired baseball player and former Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter. In December 2020, Brady and Bündchen reportedly bought a home in Indian Creek, Florida.

Extended family

Brady and baseball player Kevin Youkilis became brothers-in-law in 2012 when Youkilis married Brady’s sister Julie. Brady’s niece Maya Brady is a college softball player for the UCLA Bruins.

Politics

Brady attended the 2004 State of the Union Address as a special guest of then-President George W. Bush. He told ESPN The Magazine in 2004 that being a U.S. Senator would be his “craziest ambition”.

Brady is a friend of former President Donald Trump; in 2017, Brady indicated he had known Trump “for 16 years”. At a political event in New Hampshire on the day before the 2016 presidential election, Trump said he had received a call from Brady, and that Brady told him “Donald, I support you, you’re my friend, and I voted for you.” However, after his wife was asked directly on Instagram whether she and Brady backed Trump, Bündchen answered “NO!” After a Trump campaign “Make America Great Again” cap was photographed in Brady’s locker, Brady said that Bündchen told him to not discuss politics anymore, which he thought was a “good decision”.Brady did not join the New England Patriots in visiting Trump at the White House in April 2017 after their Super Bowl victory, citing “personal family matters”.

In an interview with Howard Stern on The Howard Stern Show in April 2020, Brady explained that Trump had reached out to him to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention, and that he declined, saying, “It was uncomfortable for me because you can’t undo things, not that I would undo a friendship, but political support is totally different than the support of a friend.” He said that he has known Trump since 2001 and that Trump asked him to be a judge in the Miss USA pageant, after Brady led the Patriots to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI. Brady explained that Trump used to come to Patriots games and would call him and golf with him occasionally. However, Brady said that he did not see the benefit of getting involved in an event as polarizing as a presidential election. Brady reiterated in 2022 that he had not spoken with Trump in “years” and that his relationship with Trump had been mischaracterized by the media.

While there has been speculation that Brady would run for political office, in a 2015 interview he stated he had no interest in doing so. He reiterated in 2022 that he would avoid a political career because, “I don’t think anyone’s fond of politics these days.”

In 2018, he endorsed Republican Helen Brady (no relation) for State Auditor of Massachusetts.

Diet and lifestyle

Brady’s health regimen includes transcendental meditation, yoga, hydrating, an 80/20 diet (meaning 80% alkaline and 20% acidic), early bedtime, resistance training, and neuroplasticity training.

Brady and his family adhere to his controversial, strict diet, the TB12 Method He advocates a daily water intake in ounces of half of one’s body weight in pounds and personally consumes “a couple hundred ounces” daily. He avoids most fruits, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, coffee, Gatorade, white sugar, flour, gluten, dairy, soda, cereal, white rice, potatoes, and bread. In 2022 Brady said he prefers a diet consisting of organic food saying, “You’ve got to see the process of food being grown If I need nutrients, I need that from soil.”

One of Brady’s friends and former teammates, tight end Rob Gronkowski, has followed Brady and Alex Guerrero‘s plant-based diet plan since 2017. Other professional athletes who follow Brady’s diet include quarterback Kirk Cousins and hockey player Mark Scheifele.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRole
2003Stuck on YouComputer geek
2015Ted 2Himself
EntourageHimself
202380 for BradyHimself

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004In the GameHimselfTV movie
2005The SimpsonsHimselfEpisode: “Homer and Ned’s Hail Mary Pass
2006Family GuyHimselfEpisode: “Patriot Games
2009EntourageHimselfEpisode: “Fore
2019Living With YourselfHimselfEpisode: “The Best You Can Be

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