I am Legend | Brady

Tom Brady

"You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one."

A fired-up Brady pictured shouting, "We're only up by 40 points!"

Here's a timeline of Brady's life

  • 1977 - Born in San Mateo, California.
  • 1982 - At the age of four, witnesses "The Catch" at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1995 - Graduates from Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo. Brady considers attending Cal. Ultimately chooses to atttend University of Michigan as the seventh quarteback on the depth chart.
  • 1998 - Earns starting position as quarterback, leads the Wolverines to a Big Ten Conference title and caps the season with a victory in the Citrus Bowl.
  • 1999 - Labeled with the moniker, the "Comeback Kid", Brady leads the Wolverines to a plethora of comebacks, capping his final college football career with back to back comebacks against Ohio State and Alabama.
  • 2000 - In the 6 th round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots draft, at the 199 th pick, Tom Brady, Michigan.
  • 2002 - Takes over the starting role after an injury to Drew Bledsoe and leads the New England Patriots to a victory over the Saint Louis "The Greatest Show on Turf" Rams in Super Bowl XXVI (2001 postseason).
  • 2004 - Leads the New England Patriots to a Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers (2003 postseason).
  • 2005 - Defends world title with a third Super Bowl victory in four years, this time besting the Philadelpia Eagles (2004 postseason).

"He's a good tough, competitive smart quarterback that is a good value and how he does and what he'll be able to do, we'll just put him out there with everybody else and let him compete and see what happens."

Bill Belichick, April 16, 2000 (Draft Day)

If you want to learn more about this legend, read more about him on his Wikipedia entry.