You Are Now Witnessing Greatness: How Tom Brady Became A Living Legend

Tom Brady has to be one of the most polarizing figures in sports history. It’s not just because of his high talent level, but all of the other controversies that surround him. Do you recall Deflate-Gate? What about leading an unbelievable 25-point comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI? Those are but two of many things that made Brady what he is today. New England’s champion has overcome just as many lows as he’s encountered highs. Here’s how number 12 became such an icon.

Welcome To The World, Tom

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A legend entered this world on August 3, 1977. Galynn and Tom Brady welcomed a brand new member of their family, Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. Little did they know that a future icon would begin to take form. He was born in San Mateo, California.

Tom Jr. was the youngest of four kids and had three older sisters. Since the three older siblings were highly involved in sports year round, a young Tom developed a highly competitive spirit at an early age.