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Tom Brady, who was born in San Mateo, CA, is the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
He attended the University of Michigan where he led the team to the Orange Bowl in 1999. The New England Patriots selected Brady in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft.
Brady is regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of his era and has won three Super Bowls, two Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards and been selected for four Pro Bowls. He’s played in and won Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII and XXXIX.
In 2007, he broke Peyton Manning’s regular season touchdown record of 49 by throwing 50. In eight NFL seasons, Brady has connected on 2,294 of 3,642 pass attempts for a 63% completion rate. In that time, he’s hit for 197 touchdowns and has amassed a rating of 92.9. In 2007, his quarterback rating was 117.2. Brady has passed for a total of 26,370 yards.
In 2005, Sports Illustrated named him Sportsman of the Year, while Sporting News tagged him as their Sportsman of the Year in 2004 and 2007. The NFL chose him a league MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in 2007.
As a youth, Brady was a San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana fan. The quarterback, whose style has been compared to Montana’s, still garners inspiration from the former San Francisco field general.
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