Tom Brady

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Tom Brady is a professional American football player from the United States. Moreover, Tom Brady plays in the quarterback position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the National Football League (NFL). He made history by being the first player in NFL history to win seven Super Bowl titles.

Early life

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is popular as Tom Brady was born on 3rd August 1977, in San Mateo, California, the United States of America. As of now, he is 44 years old and he is a citizen of the United States. Moreover, he has a zodiac sign of Leo and he is a Roman Catholic by religion. In addition, he is the son of Thomas Brady Sr (father) and Galynn Patricia Brady (mother). He has three elders sisters whose names are  Nancy Brady, Julie Brady, and Maureen Brady.

College career

Talking about his academic career, he graduated from Junipero High School in 1995, and by that time, he had developed a strong interest in sports and athletics. He was a basketball, football, and baseball player in high school, and he had a talent for studying, which was important in skill-based sports like football. Even though he was a standout player in high school, he spent his first two years of college studying and staying away from the football field.

As a junior, he returned to the sport and was named the starting quarterback for the college squad. He completed 350 passes for 2636 yards during that season, and he led his team to an Orange Bowl victory in his senior year. This achievement earned him a spot in the main leagues, and he began his professional football career the next year.

Professional career

Tom Brady began his professional NFL career in 2000 when he was drafted in the sixth round by the New England Patriots, where he mostly served as a backup quarterback and only appeared in one game during the entire season. The second season, however, was a completely different story when he was allowed to fill in for the injured starting quarterback. He displayed strength and speed for the first time, demonstrating what he was truly capable of as a quarterback. Moreover, he had established himself as a star by the conclusion of the season, having guided his side to victory in 11 of the 14 games in which he started. He received the MVP of the game award after leading the club to a dramatic victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl 36.

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Caption: Tom Brady playing for the NFL team Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Source: Instagram)

Injuries and made a comeback

He didn’t have to wait long for his second MVP award, which came just two years later when he helped his team win Super Bowl 38 against the Carolina Panthers. He continued his Super Bowl-winning streak in 2004 when he guided the Patriots to a stunning victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. In 2005, he was re-signed by the Patriots for six more years, and the entire following season; his team had a 12-4 record at the time.  He was disabled for two years after suffering a serious knee injury in the first game of the 2008 season. He had several surgery and treatments, leading to rumors that his professional career was coming to an end.

Accused of cheating

After the 2014 season, he was in the middle of the worst period of his professional career. Following his team’s victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFL Championship Game, it’s discovered that the ball was underinflated, and Tom was accused of cheating. For a period, the entire episode represses, until it resurfaces in May 2015. An investigation revealed that the ball altering occurred in Tom’s presence. As a result, Tom received a four-game suspension to begin the 2015 season. In September of that year, a federal court dismissed the claims, noting that the suspension lacked a legal basis.

Retirement

Despite going through a difficult period, he was able to secure his club a position in the 2016 Super Bowl. He led the Patriots to a 34-28 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, becoming him the only quarterback in NFL history to have five Super Bowl rings. Moreover, he signed a two-year contract with Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He announced his comeback to the Buccaneers for the 2022 season on March 13, 2022, just 40 days after officially announcing his retirement.

Awards and Net Worth

AFC Offensive Player of the Week (five times), Career-high six passing touchdowns, Most wins ever by a starting quarterback in his first 100 regular-season, Surpassed the NFL record (set by Peyton Manning) of three touchdowns in eight consecutive games (his nine consecutive games), the greatest passing season of all time by ESPN in 2013, Fifth highest passer rating in a single season,  Most Valuable Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, Male Athlete of the Year (by Associated Press) and First-Team All-Pro are some of his recognitions and honors.

As a retired NFL player, his net worth estimates at around $250 million. This is his net worth, but his wife, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, has a net worth of $400 million

Relationship Status

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Caption: Tom Brady with his wife Gisele Bundchen (Source: Instagram)

On 26th February 2009, he married model, Gisele Bundchen. The couple began dating each other in December 2006. The pair has two children one son whose name is Benjamin Rein and a daughter, Vivian Lake. In past, he was in a long relationship with Bridget Moynahan, but they split up in 2006. Moreover, Bridget gives birth to their child after they separated.

As of now, he is not a part of controversy or rumors and focuses on his profession and personal life.

Body measurements and Social media

This American footballer is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 102 kg. Moreover, he has blue eyes with light brown hair and there is no more information regarding his other body measurements.

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Caption: Tom Brady body measurement (Source: Instagram)

On his Instagram page, there are more than 11.9 million followers. Likewise, there are more than 2.6 million followers on Twitter and more than 5 million followers on Facebook.

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