Tom Brady

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Tom Brady
Brady smiling in uniform
Brady with the Patriots in 2017
No. 12
Personal information
Born: (1977-08-03) August 3, 1977 (age 46)
San Mateo, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Junípero Serra
(San Mateo, California)
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2021
Passing attempts:11,317
Passing completions:7,263
Completion percentage:64.2
Passing yards:84,520
Passer rating:97.6
Rushing yards:1,124
Rushing touchdowns:27
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Player stats at PFR

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback who played for 23 seasons. He spent the first 20 seasons of his career with the New England Patriots, playing in 10 Super Bowls and winning 7 of them, the most of any player in NFL history, from 2000 to 2023. He is regarded as the greatest quarterback in football history and one of the greatest football players ever.

Career[change | change source]

Picked late in the 2000 NFL Draft, Brady became the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots after Drew Bledsoe got hurt. He played surprisingly well, leading New England to its first Super Bowl win in 2001.

Since then, he has won a record of five Super Bowl MVP awards (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, LI, LV) as well as three NFL MVP awards (2007, 2010, 2017).[1]

Brady was a 14-time NFL Pro-Bowler, an award given to outstanding players in the league at their position.

Brady is also famous for his number "12" as well as being married to supermodel Gisele Bundchen from 2009 to 2022.

On February 1, 2022, Brady announced his retirement after 22 seasons in the NFL, in an Instagram post.[2][3] However, several weeks later, he announced that he was not going to retire and would return to the NFL. On February 1, 2023, Brady announced his retirement in a Twitter post “for good” after 23 seasons in the NFL.

References[change | change source]

  1. Wesseling, Chris (February 3, 2018). "Tom Brady named NFL's MVP for third time of career". Archived from the original on July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  2. "Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Tom Brady officially announces retirement". February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2022.
  3. Shpigel, Ben (February 1, 2022). "Tom Brady, 7-Time Super Bowl Champion, Retires After 22 Seasons". New York Times. Archived from the original on February 1, 2022. Retrieved February 1, 2022.