Brady's football career started as the backup quarterback on the Padres junior varsity team.
At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 JV team that had not scored a touchdown all year.
They were accompanied by Bridget's sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, the parents of the 19th Century American Major League Baseball player "Steady" Pete Meegan. was, also, the first American prisoner of war during World War II.
In the 1980s, Brady regularly attended San Francisco 49ers games at Candlestick Park, where he was a fan of quarterback Joe Montana; since then, Brady has mentioned Montana as his idol and one of his inspirations.
He finished his high school football career completing 236 of 447 passes for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns.
He also won All-State and All-Far West honors as well as the team's Most Valuable Player Award.
After a 300-yard passing game the following week, Carr went exclusively with Brady for the remainder of the season.
Brady went on to lead Michigan to multiple 4th-quarter comebacks, including a remarkable 31–27 win against Penn State, and leading them out of a close game against Indiana, 34–31, heading into the regular season's final game, winners of three straight, earning him the moniker of "Comeback Kid".
The process of recruiting was much different during Brady's time, and athletes' rankings were not as prominent.
In terms of recruiting in the 2000s, Brady would have been considered a four-star recruit. Nevertheless, Brady was determined to play football at the next level.
He was always more passionate about football, and when he found that there was significant interest in him, he decided to take the road of football.
Brady has never had a losing season as a starting quarterback in the NFL.
His combined regular-season and postseason wins are also the most of any quarterback in NFL history.