Tom Brady: College football career, stats, highlights, records
Tom Brady, who announced his retirement in February 2023, is a seven-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Super Bowl MVP and three-time NFL MVP, making him arguably the greatest quarterback of all time. . But before leading the New England Patriots to the annual Super Bowl competition, and later the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he played under Michigan Center.
Here’s a look at Brady’s college career.
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Weight: 225 pounds
Active years: 1996-99
Here are Tom Brady’s college career stats. Scroll right to view full stats.
Ending games of the year comp attempts. % Yards Y / A TD INT odds 1996 2 3 5 60.0 26 5.2 0 1 63.7 1997 4 12 15 80.0 103 6.9 0 0 137.7 1998 12 200 323 61.9 2 427 7.5 14 10 133.1 1999 11,180,295 61.0 2.217 7.5 16 6,138.0 Career 29,395,638 61.9 4,773 7.5 30 17,134.9 Where did Tom Brady go to college?
Tom Brady attended Michigan, choosing to attend school in Ann Arbor rather than Cal, after attending Juniper Serra High School in San Mateo, California.
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What kind of prospect was Tom Brady in high school?
“Neither quarterbacks signed,” wrote Steve Kornacki of the Detroit Free Press, “Tom Brady and Johnson were drafted with the intent of competing for the starting rookie job.”
“(Michigan coach Lloyd) Carr said he would prefer redshirt freshman quarterback Tom Brady to San Mateo (California) Juniper Serra, and would probably only play him if Jason Carr and (Brian) Griese were hurt,” Kornacki wrote. “‘Tom has really good potential and has done a really good job,’ Carr said. “He’s a smart kid and I expect him to do a good job. He is definitely ready to play. He doesn’t have the experience, but he has the ability.'”
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What was Tom Brady’s college record?
In Brady’s four years at Michigan, the Wolverines went 40-9, including a 20-5 record when Brady entered a starting role as a junior and senior. Michigan went 10-3 in 1998 and 10-2 in 1999.
Records set by Tom Brady
Although Tom Brady holds no FBS records, his name appears in the Michigan Book of Records.
T-3rd in Michigan history in passing touchdowns in a game: four touchdowns vs. Alabama, Jan. 1, 2000 4th in Michigan history in career 200-yard passing games: 15 games T -4th, T-9th in Michigan history in most 200-yard passing games in a season: Eight games (1998); seven games (1999) 5th in Michigan history in average career passing yards per game (min. 20 games): 172.6 yards/game T-5th in Michigan history with lowest career interception percentage: 2.67%, T-42nd in Michigan history in single-game passing yards: 375 yards vs. Ohio State, Nov. 21, 1998; 369 yards against Alabama, Jan. 1, 2000; 307 yards against Illinois, Oct. 23, 1999; 285 yards at Michigan State, Oct. 9, 1999 T-6th in Michigan history in most 150-yard passing games in a season: 10 games (1999) 7th in Michigan history in interception percentage Lowest in a season (min. 100 attempts): 1.75% (1999) 7th in Michigan history in average passing yards per game in a season: 215.5 yards/game (1999) 8th , 10th in Michigan history in passing yards in a season: 2,636 yards (1998); 2,586 yards (1999) 9th in Michigan history in career passing yards: 5,351 yards 9th in Michigan history in career passing 150-yard games: 18 games 10th in history Michigan for career touchdown passes: 35 touchdowns T-10th in Michigan history for longest pass play: 76 yards against Tai Streets vs. Minnesota (1998) 11th in Michigan history for total number of Career yards gained: 5,180 yards T-11th in Michigan history in single-season touchdown passes: 20 touchdowns (1999) 13th, 14th in Michigan history in total yards gained in a season: 2,539 yards (1999) ; 2,528 yards (1998) Responsible for Michigan’s longest passing game of the 1998 season: 76 yards against Tai Streets against Minnesota (1998)
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What were Tom Brady’s best college games?
As a junior at Michigan, Tom Brady set the school record for most passing yards in a game and he came on the road against rival Ohio State of all opponents. Brady completed 31 of 56 attempts for 375 yards, a mark that now ranks sixth in program history. “But the Wolverines had no rushing game, gaining 45 yards rushing and losing 41 for a 4-goal,” reports the Lansing State Journal. “Michigan recognized the difficulty of moving up the field, but thought its reliance on the arm of Tom Brady — he threw 56 passes, completing 31 for 375 yards with two interceptions — at least partly a matter of circumstance. “
In a road game against Minnesota in 1998, Brady found Tai Streets for a 76-yard touchdown, which was the school’s longest passing play of the season and tied for 10th. longest passing game in school history.
Brady threw for 369 yards in his final college game against Alabama in the Orange Bowl. He completed 34 of 46 passes, which ranked third in school history at the time and ninth in program history today. “How perfectly fitting. On the last day of their season, Michigan once again hung and rallied and amazed and frustrated,” wrote Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit Free Press. “And he stood behind his senior quarterback Tom Brady again and pulled off an unlikely win. Brady’s 25-yard touchdown pass to Shawn Thompson in the first play of overtime was the difference, but it wasn’t the winner.The winner was an extra point missed by Alabama’s Ryan Pflugner, giving UM a bizarre 35-34 victory in the Orange Bowl that won’t be forgotten for, oh, another millennium. “
“Each time the Wolverines have rocked under Carr, they have recovered, with this season one of the toughest tests,” Wojnowski wrote at the end of Michigan’s 1999 season. “Carr was scrutinized weekly about his quarterback juggling. In the end, Tom Brady played well, and despite huge holes in the running game and secondary, UM won big games. “
What awards did Tom Brady win in college? 1999 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten 1998 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten What did people say about Tom Brady? Tom Brady on being the back-up (September 1996): “I knew (the situation) was coming. I’ll settle for that if it does. I’m going to work hard and whatever comes You don’t ever want to settle for second place You don’t win second place, you lose first place Whatever role I play, whether it’s starting quarterback or show quarterback, I’m going to work hard to help this team win the Rose Bowl.” Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit Free Press (December 1996): “Backup quarterback Tom Brady’s father apparently phoned Michigan coaches this week to let them know his son would be returning next season.” That’s what I was told. said,” Carr said. There had been a lot of speculation regarding Brady’s future. The redshirt rookie, who alternated as backup with Brian Griese, has played just two games this season and completed 3 of 5 attempts. Former Michigan coach Lloyd Carr (September 1997): “Tom Brady has made tremendous progress. A year ago, I think he thought about leaving because he was very disappointed not to have been named starter. He entered his second year with high expectations. But he stayed, and he made a lot of progress.” Detroit Free Press (October 1997): “(Brian) Griese’s replacement, second Tom Brady, will miss today’s game after undergoing an appendectomy on Thursday . He’ll be out indefinitely.” Detroit Free Press (September 1998): “And Tom Brady will start today – after a three-year wait – though he knows nothing is permanent here except the urgent will to win. ” Tom Brady (September 1998): “You don’t get a starting job in Michigan by default. You go out and win it.” Nicholas Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press (September 1998): “The Wolverines, the defending national champions, are 1-2 at the start of the Big Ten season. But Brady is not the reason. after the departure of Brian Griese – or how uncertain that remains, with freshman Drew Henson pushing to start – Brady has become solid and stable, confident and capable. Brady is by no means a star. He’s still establishing himself as a leader, continuing to smooth out the rough edges of his game. But he’s doing what was expected of him – making steady progress – and he hasn’t become a focal point for criticism. Detroit Free Press (November 1998): “At the end of the third quarter and into the fourth, Michigan quarterback Tom Brady made several big plays to maintain a long drive for the Wolverines. He passed for 21 yards at Tai Streets to get UM from deep in his territory. He also threw 2 yards on fourth down for a first down, and he recovered a fumble on Anthony Thomas’ Michigan 47 that could have proved costly. Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit Free Press (November 1999): “Fifth-year senior quarterback Tom Brady didn’t need to play the whole game for it to be the best of his career. Brady threw three touchdown passes for the first time in his career. He hit David Terrell for a 26-yard touchdown, Marcus Knight for 45 yards and Bennie Joppru for 11 yards. The touchdown at Joppru gave the Wolverines a 34-0 lead with 13 minutes left in the third quarter, and that was the last time Brady played.” Detroit Free Press (November 1999): “With the win, the Michigan finished the 1990s with a 50-12-1 record at Michigan Stadium…Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass in all 16 of his Big Ten starts in the last two years.” Tom Brady (November 1999) “We had our backs against the wall. When you do that you can see it in two ways, you can say, “Oh, that’s too much pressure, we can’t handle it.” ‘ and collapse. Or, you can be like, ‘OK, no more mistakes.'”