Tom Brady has lived a pretty charmed life since he arrived on the scene in 2001 as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback. One of the most decorated players in the history of the NFL, he won a Super Bowl his first season as a starter—his first of five—and has gone on to win three NFL MVP awards and be named to the Pro Bowl a whopping 13 times. Brady has been a model of consistency and excellence on the field while leading the Pats, and that leadership has made him the de facto face of the NFL—the league’s preeminent star. The Patriots franchise has become the league’s gold standard of the new millennium with Brady at the helm, winning 10 or more games in 16 of the past 17 seasons, enjoying an undefeated regular season in 2007, and appearing in eight Super Bowls during that time period.
But even as an NFL superstar and one half of a high profile marriage, Brady is still a man of mystery. He’s known almost exclusively for his work on the field; there isn’t a lot else that the public knows about the golden boy. He has never been involved in any high profile off the field incidents, and has a relatively clean image (minus the MAGA hat). Once he leaves Gillette Stadium, it seems like he just goes back to being a regular guy. This is an impressive feat, considering Brady’s career began to blossom in the age of the internet and the 24-hour news cycle.
If you’re curious about Brady’s life beyond his wife, his kids, and his stats, we have you covered. Some of the facts on this list may leave you in awe, others may leave you flat out confused; either way, you’ll hopefully walk away with a better understanding of who Tom Brady really is. Here are 31 things you didn’t know about Tom Brady.