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Tom BradyCAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Brady is an 12-time Patriots team captain, elected to the position by his teammates every season since 2002.
  • Once again had at least one touchdown pass in all 16 games of the 2012 season, marking the third straight year he has done so and the first time a quarterback has thrown a TD pass in every game for three straight seasons in NFL history. Since the NFL went to a 16-game season in 1978, only seven quarterbacks have thrown for at least one touchdown in each game in a season. Tom Bradyand Drew Brees are also the first to do so in two straight seasons (2010, 2011).
  • With 34 touchdown passes in 2012, reached 30 TD passes for the third straight season and became just the fifth player in NFL history with 30 or more touchdown passes in four separate seasons.
  • Finished 2011 with 5,235 passing yards and joins Drew Brees (5,177 in 2012, 5,476 in 2011 and 5,069 in 2008), Dan Marino (5,084 in 1984) and Matthew Stafford (5,038 in 2011) as the only players in NFL history to reach 5,000 passing yards in a single season.
  • Two-time NFL MVP (2007 & 2010).
  • In 2010, became the first player in NFL history to be unanimously selected as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player.
  • Brady’s overall record is 162-49 (.768) in regular-season and playoff games. It is the best record of any NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl Era (since 1966) with at least 100 starts.
  • Brady is 17-7 (.708) in the playoffs, the highest winning percentage in NFL history and his 17 total playoff wins are the most in NFL history.
  • Brady’s touchdown-to-interception ratio (2.69) ranks second in NFL history among all players with 2,000 or more passing attempts.
  • Brady has been elected to the Pro Bowl eight times in his career (2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Threw at least one touchdown pass in 52 straight regular season games from 2010-2013. Brady’s 52 straight games are second all time, behind Drew Brees (54).
  • Won and NFL-record 31 consecutive home games from 2006-11.
  • In 2010, Brady set career records for touchdown-to-interception ratio (9.0) and interception percentage (0.8), throwing only four interceptions on 492 pass attempts in the regular season.
  • Set an NFL record by attempting 358 consecutive passes from 2010-11 without throwing an interception.
  • Has amassed 19 four-touchdown games and 57 300-yard passing games in his 13-year career.
  • Has thrown 353 career touchdown passes, good for fourth all-time in NFL history.
  • In 2007, Brady was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, setting all-time NFL records for most touchdown passes in a season (50), highest touchdown-interception differential (+42), most games with three or more touchdown passes (12), most touchdown passes in a month (20 in October 2007), and highest completion percentage in a game (92.9 percent on Jan. 12, 2008). Brady’s 117.2 passer rating in 2007 was the second highest of all-time, while his 4,806 passing yards were the third highest single-season total in league history up to that point.
  • In addition to the NFL records Brady set in 2007, he also set Patriots franchise records for highest completion percentage in a season (68.9 percent), highest passer rating in a season (117.2), highest passer rating in a game (158.3 on Oct. 21, 2007) and most touchdown passes in a game (6 on Oct. 21, 2007).
  • In 2007, Brady contributed to the Patriots’ establishment of several NFL single-season team records, including most points scored in a season (589), largest point differential in a season (+315) and most touchdowns in a season (75). The Patriots became the first team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season and tied the league’s single-season mark with 18 overall victories.
  • Brady and receiver Randy Moss set an NFL single-season record in 2007 for most touchdown passes between a passer and a receiver (23), with Moss’ 23 touchdown catches also setting a league record.
  • Brady won 76 of his first 100 regular season starts, tying Roger Staubach’s mark for most victories by a quarterback in his first 100 starts during the Super Bowl Era (since 1966).
  • Brady is the only quarterback in NFL history to start and win three Super Bowls before his 28th birthday, having quarterbacked the Patriots to victories in Super Bowl XXXVI when he was 24 years old, Super Bowl XXXVIII (26) and Super Bowl XXXIX (27).
  • Brady is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to lead his team to three or more Super Bowl wins, joining Terry Bradshaw (4), Joe Montana (4) and Troy Aikman (3).
  • Brady owns two Pete Rozelle Awards as Super Bowl MVP (XXXVI and XXXVIII). He is just the fifth player in Super Bowl history to earn multiple MVP awards, joining Joe Montana (3), Terry Bradshaw (2), Eli Manning (2) and Bart Starr (2).Montana, Bradshaw and Starr are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Brady led a game-winning drive to break a tie or take the lead in the fourth quarter of each of the Patriots’ three Super Bowl victories, becoming the only quarterback in NFL history to lead three such game-winning drives in the Super Bowl.
  • Brady tied an NFL record in 2005 by distributing his 26 touchdown passes to 12 different players. The only other NFL player to accomplish the feat was Brad Johnson in 2003.
  • Brady is tied with Drew Brees (Super Bowl XLIV) for the Super Bowl record for pass completions in a game, connecting on 32 passes in Super Bowl XXXVIII.
  • Brady won his first 10 playoff games, setting an NFL record for the most consecutive playoff wins.
  • Brady has been voted an offensive co-captain by his teammates for the last 12 seasons (2002-2013).
  • Brady led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes in 2002 and became the first Patriot to lead the league in touchdown passes since Steve Grogan shared the lead with Cleveland’s Brian Sipe (28) in 1979.
  • Brady threw at least two touchdown passes in each of the first five games of the 2002 season, the first Patriot to accomplish that feat and the first Patriot to throw for at least two touchdowns in five straight games in a single season since Butch Songin (10/23/60—11/18/60).
  • Brady (24 years, 184 days old) was voted MVP of Super Bowl XXXVI and was the third-youngest player to earn the honor (Marcus Allen, 23 years and 301 days at Super Bowl XVIII and Lynn Swann, 23 years, 316 days at Super Bowl X).
  • Brady was voted to the 2001 Pro Bowl and became just the second Patriots quarterback to receive the honor (Drew Bledsoe, 1994, 1996 and 1997). He also became just the fifth quarterback since 1970 to be voted to the Pro Bowl in his first year as a starter, joining Dan Marino (1983), Brett Favre (1992), Kurt Warner (1999) and Daunte Culpepper (2000).
  • Brady threw for 53 yards on the Patriots’ game-winning drive in Super Bowl XXXVI, completing five of his eight passes. Two of his pass attempts were spiked to kill the game clock. With just 1:21 remaining, he moved the Patriots into field goal position without the benefit of timeouts.
  • Brady completed over 70 percent of his passes in four consecutive games during the 2001 season and joined an exclusive club of quarterbacks who accomplished the feat. He joined Joe Montana (8 games, 1989), Troy Aikman (4, 1995), Steve Young (4, 1993) and Sammy Baugh (4, 1945). He repeated the feat in 2007.
  • Brady completed the first 162 passes of his career without an interception. It was the longest streak to start a career in NFL history and ranks third for most attempts without an interception in Patriots franchise history.

SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • With 34 touchdown passes in 2012, reached 30 TD passes for the third straight season and became just the fifth player in NFL history with 30 or more touchdown passes in four separate seasons.
  • Finished 2011 with 5,235 passing yards and joined Peyton Manning (5,477 in 2013), Drew Brees (5,162 in 2013, 5,177 in 2012, 5,476 in 2011 and 5,069 in 2008), Dan Marino (5,084 in 1984) and Matthew Stafford (5,038 in 2011) as the only players in NFL history to reach 5,000 passing yards in a single season.
  • In 2010, became the first player in NFL history to be unanimously selected as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player.
  • Threw at least one touchdown pass in 52 straight regular-season games from 2010-2013. Brady’s 52 straight games are second all time, behind Drew Brees (54).
  • In 2010, Brady set career records for touchdown-to-interception ratio (9.0) and interception percentage (0.8), throwing only four interceptions on 492 pass attempts in the regular season.
  • In 2007, Brady was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player, setting previous NFL records for most touchdown passes in a season (50) and the highest touchdown-interception differential (+42). The most games with three or more touchdown passes (12), most touchdown passes in a month (20 in October 2007), and highest completion percentage in a game (92.9 percent on Jan. 12, 2008) are still NFL records. Brady’s 117.2 passer rating in 2007 was the second highest of all-time, while his 4,806 passing yards were the third highest single-season total in league history up to that point.
  • In addition to the NFL records Brady set in 2007, he also set Patriots franchise records for highest completion percentage in a season (68.9 percent), highest passer rating in a season (117.2), highest passer rating in a game (158.3 on Oct. 21, 2007) and most touchdown passes in a game (6 on Oct. 21, 2007).
  • In 2007, Brady contributed to the Patriots’ establishment of several previous NFL single-season team records, including most points scored in a season (589), largest point differential in a season (+315) and most touchdowns in a season (75). The Patriots became the first team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season and tied the league’s single-season mark with 18 overall victories.
  • Brady and receiver Randy Moss set an NFL single-season record in 2007 for most touchdown passes between a passer and a receiver (23), with Moss’ 23 touchdown catches also setting a league record.
  • Brady tied an NFL record in 2005 by distributing his 26 touchdown passes to 12 different players. The only other NFL player to accomplish the feat was Brad Johnson in 2003.
  • Brady led the NFL with 28 touchdown passes in 2002 and became the first Patriot to lead the league in touchdown passes since Steve Grogan shared the lead with Cleveland’s Brian Sipe (28) in 1979.
  • Brady threw at least two touchdown passes in each of the first five games of the 2002 season, the first Patriot to accomplish that feat and the first Patriot to throw for at least two touchdowns in five straight games in a single season since Butch Songin (10/23/60—11/18/60).
  • Brady was voted to the 2001 Pro Bowl and became just the second Patriots quarterback to receive the honor (Drew Bledsoe, 1994, 1996 and 1997).
  • Brady completed over 70 percent of his passes in four consecutive games during the 2001 season and joined an exclusive club of quarterbacks who accomplished the feat. He joined Joe Montana (8 games, 1989), Troy Aikman (4, 1995), Steve Young (4, 1993) and Sammy Baugh (4, 1945).  He repeated the feat in 2007.

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