Quarterback Tom Brady as #12 on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL team playing against the Los Angeles Rams
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Tom Brady is a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who previously played for the New England Patriots for 20 seasons. He was a sixth-round pick in the 2000 NFL draft and has since won seven Super Bowl championships (six with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers). So why did Tom Brady leave the Patriots after all that success? After two decades in New England, he said he had things to prove to himself.

Brady is considered one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time (though he had his eye on a baseball career at a young age), and though he’s had one of the longest NFL careers ever, he said in March 2021 that he’s not ready to leave the NFL quite yet. Though Brady is not vegan, his strict diet is pretty close to it, and he believes his adherence to it contributes to his longevity.


Birthday: August 3, 1977

Hometown: San Mateo, California

College: Michigan

Height: 6’4”

Spouse: Gisele Bündchen (Married in 2009)

Children: John Edward Thomas Moynahan, Vivian Lake Brady, Benjamin Brady

Jersey number: 12

Number of Super Bowl wins: 7

Number of Super Bowl appearances: 10


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