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Tom Brady

Happy Birthday, Tom Brady! As one of the most prolific and successful quarterbacks in NFL history, on August 3, his birthday, we’ll learn just what makes him tick and how we can live up to his example of personal achievement.

Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a record six Super Bowl titles and as a starter, he has never posted a losing season. Including  playoffs, our Birthday Guy also holds the record for all-time career passing yards. Today, we celebrate Tom Brady — a remarkable testament to leadership and personal drive.

Fast Facts

Birth date:

August 3, 1977

Age:

45

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Career timeline

January 10, 1982
Brady witnessed "The Catch"

During the 1981 NFC Championship Game, San Francisco 49ers quarterback (and Brady idol) Joe Montana completed a six-yard touchdown pass to Dwight Clark to secure a win in the final seconds of the game.

February 3. 2002
Brady's First Super Bowl

Two years after joining the Patriots, Brady won his first Super Bowl as well as the Super Bowl MVP (his first of four). The Patriots beat the Rams 20-17.

2016
DeflateGate

An investigative body concluded that Brady had knowledge of the "DeflateGate" scandal, in which footballs were systematically deflated to the Patriots' advantage, resulting in him missing the first four games of the 2016 season.

2017
Brady earned the wins record

Already holding the record for most postseason wins, Tom Brady overtook Peyton Manning to snag the regular-season win record, as well.

Why We Love Tom Brady

  1. We can bask in Tom Brady-ness for one full day

    Today, you are allowed to watch as much footage of Tom Brady as your little heart desires. Bring your crew, drink some brews and game on!

  2. Tom Brady patiently waits until he gets what he wants

    From 1998-1999, Brady took his time and went from seventh on the depth chart to be the starting quarterback for Michigan, eventually going 20-5. In the 2000 NFL Draft, who else would have had the patience to overcome the humiliation of becoming the sixth quarterback chosen with the 199th pick by New England? Not many. Let's just say for Tom Brady, looking good is the best revenge!

  3. For Tom Brady, age is just a number

    At age 41, a time when many athletes are considering their retirement choices, Tom Brady keeps getting better and better. He's playing top-notch football and his passing game is the best in the country.

5 Records Tom Brady Hasn't Broken (Yet)

  1. Regular-season passing yards

    Brady has the total passing yards record locked in, but his many postseason games have helped with that. As far as regular-season passing yards go, he's in fourth place, with the Saints' Drew Brees holding the record at over 73,580. Tom is not likely to play enough additional seasons to break that record.

  2. Most MVPs

    Peyton Manning has five MVPs to Brady's three. It's not likely that Brady will overtake him even if he plays several more seasons.

  3. Most games started

    Brett Favre holds the record for most games started at 298. Brady could break this one, but only if he keeps playing for a couple more seasons and hardly misses any games.

  4. Most Pro Bowls

    Brady's played in 13 Pro Bowls. Peyton Manning, Tony Gonzalez, Merlin Olsena nd Bruce Matthews all have 14. This one's within reach if he stays on a couple more seasons.

  5. Most regular-season passing touchdowns

    Brady's well over 500 and on his way to approaching Manning's 539.

Tom Brady’s birthday dates

YearDateDay
2022August 3Wednesday
2023August 3Thursday
2024August 3Saturday
2025August 3Sunday
2026August 3Monday

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