Besides several sports, Tom was in the Block Club for students who excelled in athletics and the Trivia Club that featured quiz show competitions, according to the school yearbook
The greatest quarterback of all time was once a ‘slow as molasses’ high school football player whose commitment to self-improvement helped catapult him to seven Super Bowl victories throughout a remarkable 22-year career.
Tom Brady, 44, announced his retirement Tuesday following a week of speculation.
Brady was the baby of the family in a Catholic household led by an insurance salesman father and former homecoming queen mother. He and his three older sisters were raised in a modest, 2,570 square foot home in San Mateo, California which is today still occupied by his parents.
Brady and his wife Gisele Bündchen now hold a multi-million dollar real estate portfolio with luxurious homes in Florida, California and Montana. The couple belong to the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club in Big Sky, Montana.
Their combined net worth of $650million fuels a life of luxury for a couple who just decades ago walked the streets as unrecognizable commoners.
Part of Brady’s wealth has come from lucrative endorsement deals that have sometimes conflicted with his lifestyle. He famously starred in a Subway in commercial despite ‘not eating much bread’ due to a stringent anti-inflammatory diet that excludes white flour, sugar and gluten.
His all-American image has at times been mired by controversy, including the ‘deflategate’ scandal when Brady was accused of requesting deflated footballs in the New England Patriot’s 2015 AFC game against the Indianapolis Colts.
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