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Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr., an American football quarterback, is one of the only two players in the National Football League history to win five Super Bowls. He has quarterbacked the New England Patriots to seven Super Bowls as of 2017, which is the most for any player in history. Here are 30 facts to know about the quarterback:

  1. He is regarded as one among the greatest quarterbacks of all time for his successful career. He holds 5 Super Bowl wins along with 4 Super Bowl MVPs and 2 League MVPs to his name.
  2. He was drafted into the New England Patriots by the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft as #199 pick. He has played his entire professional career with the Patriots and enjoyed a successful one.
  3. After his inclusion as the starting quarterback, Patriots have won 14 division titles and 7 AFC championship games that includes six in a row from 2011 to 2016.
  4. He has provided his voice to the character playing himself in the episode titled “Homer and Ned's Hail Mary Pass” from the animation series “The Simpsons” in 2005.
  5. He was part of the Entourage cast playing himself in a sixth season episode in the year 2009. He also played a part in the Entourage Movie playing a fictionalized character of himself in 2015.
  6. His sister Julie got married to baseball player Kevin Youkilis in 2012. Brady thinks of Youkilis as a brother he never had though he was not so supportive of his sister's relationship with the Yankee initially.
  7. Endorsements alone fetched him around $7 million in 2014, as stated by Forbes. His endorsements include Stetson, Uggs, Glaceau Smartwater and Under Armour.
  8. In the 2007 season of Super Bowl he created records for most touchdown passes and led his team to a record 16-0 undefeated season victory. He also collected his first League MVP.
  9. He received a four game suspension in the 2016 Super Bowl following his involvement in the Deflategate controversy in 20145-2015 NFL playoffs against Indianapolis Colts. He was accused of deliberately deflating the football for better grip and throw.
  10. In the year 2007 he was named as the Male Athlete of the year by Associated Press. It was only the second time an NFL player was honored after Joe Montana in 1990.
  11. Brady along with the coach Bill Belichick created records for the most appearance in Super Bowls together (7), 183 regular season games victory and 25 postseason games victory. They became the most successful quarterback-coach pair in the history.
  12. His family members were proud of him and thought he would be selected in the second or third round of the draft. However an embarrassed Brady left the family house during the sixth round before he got the call.
  13. During an interview in 2011, recalling the 2000 NFL draft, an emotional Brady stated that he would have been an insurance salesman if the selection had went otherwise.
  14. Born in California to Thomas Brady and Galynn Patricia on 3 August 1977, he is the only male child with 3 older sisters: Nancy, Julie and Maureen.
  15. He has stated that quarterback Joe Montana has been his greatest inspiration and his idol. He attended the San Francisco 49ers games regularly in the 1980's to watch Montana play.
  16. As a four year old he was witness to “The Catch” that is considered as one of the most memorable events in the NFL history. Montana threw a 6 yard touchdown pass to Dwight Clark when only 58 seconds were left. In the process defeating Dallas Cowboys 28-27.
  17. He graduated from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo in 1995. He played football, baseball and basketball for the high school team.
  18. Actress Bridget Moynahan and Brady dated since 2004 and ended their relationship in December 2006. In February 2007, she confirmed to People magazine that she was pregnant with Brady's son.
  19. Before taking the football route he was drafted into the Montreal Expos in 1995 MLB Draft. He was considered a very good baseball player, a left-handed hitting catcher with power.
  20. In 2003, he was inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame that also included his older sister Maureen.
  21. He started dating supermodel Gisele Bundchen in December 2006 and married her on 26 February 2009. According to him they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.
  22. He has 3 children: a son born in 2009 and a daughter born in 2012 to Bundchen and a son born in 2007 to Moynahan named John Edward Thomas Moynahan.
  23. In 2012 when he visited his high school, he was in for a big surprise and honor. The school administrators had named their stadium as Brady Family Stadium in his honor.
  24. He had to struggle a lot to get a playing time at the University of Michigan’s football team as he was a backup quarterback and seventh on the depth chart. He even considered hiring sports psychologists to counter his frustration.
  25. He injured his left knee severely when he was hit by Bernard Pollard of Kansas City Chiefs in the 2008 season opener of NFL. He tore his anterior cruciate ligament and medical collateral ligament forcing him to miss the whole season.
  26. On 04 October 2010, he became the quickest quarterback to reach 100 season wins by beating Miami Dolphins 41-14.
  27. He created another history during 2011 NFL season when he breached 5000 yards passing record in a single season, becoming the fourth quarterback to do so. He finished with 5235 yards in that season.
  28. Brady and President Donald Trump have been friends for 16 years and he supported Trump in the presidential election. However during an interview his wife has denied supporting Trump.
  29. He guest hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2005.
  30. In the year 2016 he opened his own vegan snacks named TB12 via TB12 Store.com that promises gluten free, dairy free, organic vegan products.
  31. Tom Brady's career net worth at $180 million 

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