Thomas Edward Patrick Brady (Jr.) was born on 3 August, 1977 in San Mateo, California. He is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He is one of only two players to win five Super Bowls (the other being defensive player Charles Haley) and the only player to win them all playing for one team.
The only son and fourth child of Galynn Patricia (née Johnson) and Thomas Brady (Sr). He has three older sisters named Nancy, Julie, and Maureen. He was raised Catholic. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry and whose great-great-grandparents, John and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston prior to the American Civil War with Bridget’s sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, who were the parents of the 19th Century American Major League Baseball player “Steady” Pete Meegan. Brady’s great uncle, Michael Buckley (Jr). was also, the first American prisoner of war during World War.
A lightly regarded prospect coming out of college, Brady was selected by the New England Patriots with the 199th overall pick in the sixth round of 2000 NFL Draft and has since spent his entire 18-season career with the Patriots. Since Thomas became their starting quarterback in 2001, the Patriots have never had a losing season and have won 14 division titles.