Many things are common knowledge when it comes to our favorite GOAT. I’ve compiled a list of things that maybe you didn’t know about the biggest name free agent the Buccaneers have ever signed, starting with his full name.
Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. – That’s quite a mouthful.
1 – Before Tom Brady played in his first Super-Bowl (XXXVI), he handled the pre-game pressure by unintentionally dozing off for 20-30 minutes. He was awoken, and it was reported that twelve minutes later, the Patriots were running out onto the field.
2 – Tom Brady’s draft rights were acquired by a professional sports team in 1995; five years before the Patriots made him the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Brady decided, of course, not to sign with Major League Baseball’s Montreal Expos. Most of the rest is history.
3 – Brady’s sister Julie is married to former Red Sox Great Kevin Youkilis.
4 – Tom is not the only member of his family to have been inducted into the San Mateo County Hall Of Fame. His sister Maureen was a softball pitcher and put together a record of 111 wins to only ten losses. She pitched 29 no-hitters and 14 perfect games. So it appears Tom may not be the only gifted athlete in the family.
5 – Among the things that Brady adheres to within his strict regimen of fitness is an early bedtime. He’s under the covers by 8:30 P.M.
6 – When Tom was a youngster, he was mostly known by his relation to his three older sisters. He wanted them to be known as Tom Brady’s Sisters. He also said to his mom, “One day, I’m going to be a household name.”
7 – When Tom Brady first started playing high school football, he played more downs as an outside linebacker than at quarterback on his freshman team.
8 – In his first-ever J.V. game that he started, down by 5, he led his team to a game-winning drive with two minutes left. A sign of things to come?
9 – At four years old, Tom attended the 1981 NFC Championship “The Catch” game at Candlestick Park. Brady cried for the beginning stretch of the game because he wanted a foam finger. Tom’s father made sure he had one at halftime.
10 – Tom Brady has thrown touchdown passes to 75 different players, all from the same team surpassing our very own Vinny Testaverde, who had 70.
Just a few lesser-known facts about our new starting quarterback, hope you enjoyed them, I did. Go Bucs!!