Brady played college football at the University of Michigan, where he won three national championships and set numerous records. In 1998, he led the Wolverines to victory over Florida State in the Rose Bowl, becoming the first player since 1960 to lead both teams to victories in the same bowl game. During his collegiate career, Brady threw for 12,917 yards and 89 touchdowns while completing 62% of his passes. He finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 1997.
After graduating from Michigan, Brady entered the 2000 NFL Draft, where he was drafted in the sixth round by the New England Patriots. At the time, many analysts considered Brady a reach because he had been projected as a mid-round selection. However, Brady quickly established himself as one of the league’s best quarterbacks, leading the Patriots to four consecutive AFC Championship games and winning Super Bowl XXXVI against the Oakland Raiders.
In 2004, Brady helped the Patriots to another championship, defeating the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII. He completed 29 out of 42 passes for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown in the 34–21 victory. This marked the fourth Super Bowl appearance for the Patriots, who lost their previous three appearances. The Patriots have appeared in five Super Bowls (XXXII, XXXIV, XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XLIX) during Brady’s tenure with the franchise.
In 2005, Brady became the youngest quarterback ever to win the AP MVP Award after throwing for 3,426 yards and 21 touchdowns. His performance earned him the Walter Camp Player of the Year award. He also broke several passing records that season: most completions in a single season (383), most passing yards in a single season (3,426), most total offensive yardage in a season (4,671), most pass attempts in a season (547), most pass completions in a season (383), and most passing touchdowns in a season (21).
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. was born in San Mate0, California, on August 03, 1977, the only child and fourth child of Galyna Patricia (Johnson) and Thomas Brady Sr., a former employee of AT&T. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived primarily with his mother.
Brady attended the Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory school in San Mateo, graduating in 1995. During his high school years, Brady developed a close relationship with fellow student Michael Jackson, whom he met while attending a concert together. They remained friends throughout Jackson’s later career.
In 1994, Brady began attending the University of Southern California, where he majored in political science. While there, he became involved in sports journalism, working for the USC Daily Trojan newspaper.
Brady played football for the Trojans during his freshman year, but left the team after sustaining a knee injury. Afterward, he transferred to Stanford University, where he continued playing football under head coach Bill Walsh. As a sophomore, Brady led the Cardinal in rushing yards with 716, and was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
During his junior season, Brady rushed for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns, earning him All-Pac-10 honors. Following his junior year, Brady announced that he had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the central nervous system.
After graduation, Brady moved to New York City, where he worked as a freelance writer for ESPN.com. He also joined the staff of Rolling Stone magazine as a contributing editor.
Why Is Tom Brady Getting a Divorce From Gisele Bündchen?
Tom Brady has had a long career in the National Football League, but he hasn’t always been a household name like some of his contemporaries. In fact, it wasn’t until he won three Super Bowl championships during his playing days with the New England Patriots that he became one of the most recognizable athletes in America. Nowadays, however, the 45-year-old is being talked about quite often, especially after he announced his retirement from football in February 2018.
Rumors have been flying about him since then, including reports that he might be participating in “The Masked Singe.” He’s even been linked to several women, including model Gisele Bundchen. However, according to TMZ Sports, things are getting serious between the pair. They reportedly got into a fight over money issues, and now Brady wants out of the relationship.
Brady filed divorce papers against Bundchen in Manhattan Supreme Court on Wednesday. A judge granted the couple’s request for a temporary restraining order, preventing her from contacting him or having contact with his children. She must also pay $1 million in security fees and $50,000 per month in child support.
Brady, Bündchen Finalize Divorce
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have finalized their divorce after 13 years of marriage, according to court documents obtained by TMZ Sports.
The couple announced their separation in May 2018, citing “irreconcilable differences.” They had been married since 2007 and have three sons together — Benjamin, 12; Vivian, 10; and Jack, 8.
According to TMZ Sports, the pair finalized their divorce Friday, Oct. 27.
A source close to the situation told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the former New England Patriots quarterback and supermodel reached a settlement agreement earlier this month.
The source added that Brady and his ex-wife agreed to joint custody of their three sons.
The NFL star has been accused of multiple instances of domestic abuse against his ex-wife over the course of their relationship.
Brady was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in 2009 following an incident involving his then-fiancee, model Bridget Moynahan. He pleaded guilty to the charge and received probation.
Couple Hires Divorce Lawyers
NBC News confirmed on Oct. 5 that Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have both retained divorce lawyers. The couple has been living separately for the last few months and are now working together to figure out what happens next. They’ve hired different attorneys to help them divide their assets, including real estate and investments. Sources say it’s possible that Brady could still play football while he divorces his wife.
Brady and Bündchen allegedly began seeing other people during the summer, according to TMZ. A source told People magazine that the pair separated in August. However, sources close to the situation tell E! News that the separation actually happened earlier this month.
The couple has been married since 2004 and shares three children together. Their relationship has been under scrutiny ever since news broke about her alleged affair with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. In July, she admitted to cheating on him with former NFL player Jimmy Garoppolo. She later apologized to fans and said she regretted hurting anyone involved.
In September, she was spotted wearing a wedding ring on the set of her reality show, Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition.