Tom Brady never played football until he was in High School. It was always expected he would become a major league baseball player. He attended Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo, CA. where Tom was known as a gentleman.
After High School Tom attended the University of Michigan from 1995-1999. He had limited playing time as the backup quarterback until becoming the starter in 1998. His record as the starter in 1998 and 1999 was 20-5 and he finished his career in the Michigan record books with 443 completions on 711 attempts for 5351 yards, 35 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. . In the FedEx Orange Bowl vs Alabama on January 1, 2000, Brady led the Wolverines back from a 14 point deficit to win the game by a score of 35 to 34 in overtime In the dramatic game and overtime finish Tom completed 34 of 46 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns. Anyone watching that game knew that someday Tom Brady would be named the Superbowl MVP and they didn’t have to wait long.
We all know how Tom Brady has dominated the AFCE since being named the starter of the New England Patriots. We all watched as he led the team to five Superbowls and won three of them leaving the rest of the division hoping to make the playoffs as a wildcard team. We all know Tom Brady is the greatest but sometimes we need to look at his growing lists of accomplishments to be reminded how great he really is.
2001 NFL Super Bowl MVP , 2003 NFL Super Bowl MVP , 2007 NFL AP MVP , 2007 NFL PFWA MVP , 2007 NFL Newspaper Ent. Assoc. MVP , 2007 NFL Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year) , 2007 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year , 2009 NFL AP Comeback Player of the Year , 2010 NFL AP MVP , 2010 NFL PFWA MVP , 2010 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year , Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-2000s Team. Pro Bowls 2001 , 2004 , 2005 , 2007 , 2009 , 2010 , 2011 , 2012
NFL all time records
1st — Most Touchdown Passes, Season, 1st — Most Consecutive Passes Attempted, None Intercepted, 1st(tie) — Longest Pass Completion (All TDs except as noted), 1st (tie) Longest Pass Reception (All TDs except as noted), 2nd — Most Yards Gained, Season, 2nd — Most Games, 300 or More Yards Passing, Season, 2nd(tie) – TOUCHDOWNS – Most Seasons Leading League, 2nd(tie) — Most Games, Four or More Touchdown Passes, Season, 3rd — Lowest Pct., Passes Had Intercepted, Season, 3rd –Highest Passer Rating, Season (Qualifiers), 3rd — Lowest Pct., Passes Had Intercepted, Career (1,500 attempts), 3rd(tie) — Most Consecutive Games, 300 or More Yards Passing, 4th — Highest Passer Rating, Career (1,500 attempts), 6th — Most Consecutive Games, 400 or More Yards Passing
6th — Most Touchdown Passes, Career.
AND of course he’s still playing and still dominating the division while adding to his record and greatness. The fans of the Dolphins, Bills, & Jets continue to hope this is the year Brady falters and they actually win something but they don’t appreciate how fortunate they are. Twice a year they get to see their team face Tom Brady and get to marvel as his excellence. Enjoy the show while you can there may be only 4 or 5 more years to witness the live performances.