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Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League .

Tom Brady
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Brady in 2011
No. 12 New England Patriots
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-08-03) August 3, 1977 (age 39)
Place of birth: San Mateo, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: San Mateo (CA) Junípero Serra
College: Michigan
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2016
Passing completions: 5,219
Passing attempts: 8,191
Percentage: 63.7
TDINT: 453–152
Passing yards: 61,306
Passer rating: 97.1
Player stats at NFL.com

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

After playing college football for the University of Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In Brady's 14 seasons as a starter, the Patriots have earned six trips to the Super Bowl, the most for any quarterback in history, winning four titles.

Brady has won three Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XLIX) and two league MVP awards (2007 and 2010), has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (14) than any other quarterback in NFL history. As of the start of the 2016 season Brady was fifth all-time in career passing yards, tied for third in career touchdown passes, and sixth in career passer rating. His career postseason record is 22–9. He has won more playoff games than any other quarterback, and appeared in more playoff games than any player at any position. His 204 combined regular season and postseason wins are also the most of any quarterback in NFL history. Because of his accomplishments and accolades, many analysts and sportswriters consider Brady to be among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

For his involvement in the highly-publicized Deflategate football tampering scandal, Brady was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL season.