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Tom Brady: Nine facts about the NFL legend

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Tom Brady: Nine facts about the NFL legend. Photo/ CNBC.
  • Tom Brady is a former football quarterback who played in the NFL for 23 seasons. 
  • He is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time because he holds nearly every major quarterback record.
  • Brady follows the 80/20 rule whereby he consumes 80 per cent alkaline components and 20 per cent acidic components.

Tom Brady is a former football quarterback who played in the NFL for 23 seasons. Despite being one of the greatest to ever do it, there are plenty of surprising facts about Tom Brady that his fans might not be aware of. 

Tom Brady is widely regarded as the greatest quarterback of all time because he holds nearly every major quarterback record. Some of those records include the most touchdown passes, games started, career passing yards and completions.

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Tom Brady. Photo/ CNBC.

The 45-year-old appeared in 10 Super Bowls, four more than any other player, during his legendary career. Now without further ado, let’s look at nine interesting facts about Tom Brady you probably didn’t know about. 

1. He Didn’t Train Like Most Athletes 

Tom Brady is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes of all time, but unlike other football players, he avoids traditional weightlifting. The American instead opts for resistance bands so as to increase flexibility and pliability. He believes having long and soft muscles is the key to peak performance. 

2. Played Golf As A Boy 

Most people know that Tom Brady played football and baseball in high school. However, few people know that the NFL legend was a good golfer when he was a small boy.

3. He Follows A Sleeping Routine

Tom Brady is a man of discipline and this can be shown by how he follows his sleep routine. The NFL legend goes to bed by 9 pm and wakes up as early as 6 am. 

4. Has Been Friends With Two Presidents 

Tom Brady attended the state of the union address as a guest of then-president George W. Bush, as per reports. He also has a close relationship with former president Donald Trump. Brady called Trump in 2016 and told him that he had voted for him. 

5. He Is A Father Of Three 

One of the facts about Tom Brady is that he is a father of three. He had his first child, John Edward Thomas Moynahan, with actress Bridget Moynahan in August 2007. Tom and Bridget dated from 2004 until late 2006. 

He then had two children with his ex-wife, Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen. Brady and Gisele announced in October 2022 that they had decided to part ways after 13 years of marriage.

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Tom Brady is a father of three. Photo/ People.com.

6. His Sisters Are Outstanding Athletes

You can’t talk about Tom Brady facts and fail to mention his family’s love for sports. Before Tom became famous, many people referred to him using his siblings’ names. Some called him ‘Maureen’s little brother’ while some called him ‘the little Brady’. 

His sisters earned scholarships to college because of sports. Maureen went to Fresno State on a softball scholarship, whereas Julie got recruited to the St. Mary’s soccer team then later earned a scholarship.

Nancy chose to follow a different path despite being eligible for a softball scholarship. Tom Brady’s niece, Maya Brady, plays softball for the UCLA Bruins. 

7. Follows Strict Diet 

Tom Brady and his family have a strict diet plan to which they adhere. The diet plan is known as “TB12 Method” and varies from one season to another. 

Brady follows the 80/20 rule whereby he consumes 80 per cent alkaline components and 20 per cent acidic components. His diet is mostly vegan but he also adds meats when it’s cold.

Some of the things he avoids taking include white sugar, white rice, bread, potatoes, soda, flour, eggplants, coffee, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and most fruits. 

8. Runs A Vegan Snacks Business 

Tom Brady launched the website TB12Sports.com, which features information on his diet and training regimen. The brand then expanded to offer a snack line which contains vegan and organic ingredients free of dairy and gluten. 

9. One Pair Of Shoulder Pads Since 1995

One of the interesting facts about Tom Brady is that he has had the same shoulder pads throughout the years. He first put on the shoulder pads in 1995 when making his Michigan debut.

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Tom Brady shoulder pads. Photo/ Daily Snark.

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media at Egerton University.

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