10 Days: A Look Back at National Champion Tom Brady

With only 10 days remaining until the season begins, we look back at the great career of national champion Tom Brady. Brady played for the Wolverines from 1995 to 1999, his amazing achievements and success are listed below.

College

  • For the first two years, Tom Brady was backup to Brian Griese, who led the Wolverines to an undefeated season, a Rose Bowl victory, and a share of a national championship.
  • During his first full year as a starter, he set new Michigan records for pass attempts and completions in a season.
  • He earned 1998-1999 All Big Ten honorable mentions, and was captain of the team his senior year.
  • In 1999, Brady lead many 4th quarter comebacks and earned the nickname “The Comeback Kid.”
  • He concluded the 1999 season with a game winning score against Ohio State and also led the Wolverines to an overtime victory against Alabama in the Orange Bowl.
  • In the Orange Bowl game against Alabama, he overcame two 14 point deficits, threw for 369 yards, and 4 touchdowns.
  • Tom Brady finished his college career completing 61.9% of his passes for 4773 yards and 30 touchdowns. He also had a 134.9 QBR rating.

NFL Career

  • Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round of the 2000 draft.
  • He has won four Super Bowls.
  • He is a three time Super Bowl MVP.
  • He has won two league MVP awards.
  • He has been selected to 11 Pro Bowls
  • Brady has two NFL offensive player of the year awards.
  • He has also had three AFC Offensive Player of the year awards.
  • Brady has also been the league’s passing touchdown leader four times.
  • Finally, Brady has lead the league in passing yards two times.
  • Currently, Tom Brady has completed 63.6% of his passes for 58,028 yards and 428 touchdowns. He also has a career QBR of 96.4.

Overall, Tom Brady is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He has been able to compete at the highest level for the longest time. He has also had great successful for the Wolverines, and represented Michigan well in the NFL.