Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League .
Brady in 2011
|No. 12 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||August 3, 1977|
|Place of birth:||San Mateo, California|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:||San Mateo (CA) Junípero Serra|
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2016|
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.