Tom Brady: His Story

(Photo courtesy: Serra High School)
Tom Brady: His Story (Photo courtesy: Serra High School)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Thomas Brady is the son of Tom and Galynn Brady. He was born on Aug. 3, 1977 in San Mateo, Calif. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
When he was just four years old, Tom attended the 1981 NFC Championship Game with his father. He was in the stands at Candlestick Park when Joe Montana found Dwight Clark for "The Catch" that sent the 49ers to their first Super Bowl. Brady has been compared by many to Montana, who won four Super Bowls with San Francisco. (AP Photo)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He was a high school All-American quarterback at Junipero Serra High in San Mateo, Calif. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady, number 12 in high school, was the starting varsity quarterback for two seasons (1993-94) and completed 236 of 447 passes (52.8 percent) for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns during his high school career. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He also lettered in baseball. Brady was drafted in the 18th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft as a catcher by the Montreal Expos. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady also played basketball at Junipero Serra High. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady, seen here with Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Famer Lynn Swann, was inducted into the Junipero Serra High School Hall of Fame in 2003. He joined fellow Serra High graduates Swann, Barry Bonds, Gregg Jeffries, and Jim Fregosi. (Courtesy: Junipero Serra High)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady went to Michigan, where he majored in organizational studies. He was Brian Griese's backup during the Wolverines national championship season in 1997. Brady, seen here in 1998 against Syracuse, became a starter his junior season. (Courtesy: Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady earned three letters at Michigan (1997-99) and recorded a 20-5 record as a two-year starter for the Wolverines, after battling Drew Henson for playing time his senior year. In his final game, the 2000 Orange Bowl, Brady threw a career-best four TD passes on 34-of-46 passing, as Michigan beat Alabama, 35-34 in overtime. (Courtesy: Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady was drafted by the Patriots in 2000. "I thought maybe late third round but definitely like fourth or fifth round," he told "60 Minutes" in 2005. He was chosen in the end of the sixth round.
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady was inactive for the first 14 weeks of his rookie season. In Week 16, he played his first game in Detroit on November 23, 2000 (seen here). He entered the game in the fourth quarter and completed one of three passes for six yards. His first NFL pass was to J.R. Redmond for six yards. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
By the time the 2001 season started, Brady had moved up to become Drew Bledsoe's backup. (Photo courtesy: Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Everything changed in game two of the 2001 season, on Sept. 23, when Bledsoe was drilled by the Jets Mo Lewis. (Photo by Ezra O. Shaw/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady finished the Jets game for Bledsoe (a 10-3 loss) and made his first NFL start at quarterback a week later against the Colts in Foxboro. He completed 13 of 23 passes for 168 yards in the 44-13 win. (Photo by JOHN MOTTERN/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady held onto the starting job for the rest of the regular season, leading the Patriots to an 11-5 record and the AFC East title. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Allsport/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady's first postseason start was one of the most memorable games in Patriot history - the "Snow Bowl." In heavy snow in the final game at Foxboro Stadium, referee Walt Coleman overturned this play - an apparent fumble by Brady that would have ended the game. Instead, the Pats tied it and then beat the Oakland Raiders, 16-13, in overtime, thanks to two clutch field goals in the blinding snow by Adam Vinatieri. (Photo by MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady told "60 Minutes" in 2005, the Oakland game was a turning point. "I had 32 voicemail messages on my phone. My life has changed... now it was like, "Hey, you're the golden boy." (Photo: CBS News)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
A week later in the AFC Championship in Pittsburgh, he completed 12 of 18 passes for 115 yards before leaving the game late in the second quarter with an injury and did not return. Bledsoe returned and led the Patriots to a 24-17 upset, sending the Pats to the Super Bowl. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
The Patriots went on to win their first Super Bowl and Brady was named the MVP. Brady told "60 Minutes": "It was like what has happened? I mean, you go from the backup quarterback, 0 and 2 to winning the Super Bowl in five months. I mean, you can't write that. There's no script for that. It just doesn't happen." (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Now that he's won two more Super Bowls (2004, 2005) - and a 2007 NFL Most Valuable Player award - Tom Brady is one of the most recognized athletes on the planet. (AP Photo)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
The fame has its price. "I have to usually wear a hat, sunglasses. That helps. And I don't stick around in one place too long. You're just kind of always maneuvering around. You know, in Boston, they love their sports celebrities," he told "60 Minutes." (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He's dated celebrities. There was Bridget Moynahan. His girlfriend for three years before they split in December 2006. Moynahan is a former model who has starred in such films as "Coyote Ugly," "I, Robot" and "The Sum of All Fears." Her television credits include "Sex and the City," the ABC series "Six Degrees" and the current CBS drama "Blue Bloods." (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Moynahan announced in February 2007 that she was pregnant with her first child - and Brady's first. Moynahan gave birth to John Edward Thomas on August 22, 2007. (Photo courtesy: OK! Magazine)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Brady married supermodel Gisele Bundchen in February 2009. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
They have a son Benjamin, who was born in December 2009.
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He's also become a successful pitchman. Whether it be for Hershey's (with Donovan McNabb)... (Photo credit: PRNewsFoto)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
Movado... (photo courtesy Movado Group Inc.)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
or Smart Water. (photo courtesy: Glaceau)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He's been on several magazine covers. (from: Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, for the September 10, 2007 issue of VMAN Magazine)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He's also interested in politics. Brady was President Bush's guest at the 2004 State of the Union speech. On politics, he told "60 Minutes" "It's something I like, and something I'm always staying on top of." Brady says he's an independent. (AP Photo)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
He's travelled abroad several times. Here, he's with Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a trip to Israel in 2006.
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
In April 2007, he went to Accra, Ghana to visit with young children at a primary school on a "listening and learning trip" to Africa. (photo courtesy: J. Tayloe Emery/DATA)
Tom Brady: His Story
Tom Brady: His Story
His favorite trips are most likely the Super Bowl parades. When Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes" asked Brady which Super Bowl ring was his favorite, he said: "I've always said the next one. The next one's the best. They're special." (AP Photo)
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