Brady has been honored with four Super Bowl MVP awards (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX, and LI), the most ever by a single player, has won two league MVP awards (20), has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (14) than any other quarterback in NFL history.As of the end of the 2016 season, Brady is fourth all-time in career passing yards, fourth in career touchdown passes, and third in career passer rating.The Wolverines won 20 of 25 games when he started, and he set a school record for completions in a 31–16 loss against Ohio State in 1998, a season in which Michigan shared the Big Ten Conference title.Brady capped that season with a 45–31 win over Arkansas in the Citrus Bowl.His combined regular-season and postseason wins are also the most of any quarterback in NFL history.Because of his accomplishments and accolades, many analysts and sportswriters consider Brady to be among the greatest quarterbacks of all time. His father is of Irish descent, while his mother has Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish ancestry and whose great-great-grandparents, John and Bridget Brady, were Irish refugees from the Great Famine who moved to San Francisco from Boston prior to the American Civil War with Bridget's sister Ann and her husband Lawrence Meegan, who were 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.
With five minutes left, tied 17–17, Brady led Michigan to the winning score.
At first, Brady was not good enough to start on the 0–8 JV team that had not scored a touchdown all year.
This led to strong interest from many football programs around the nation.
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.
He finished his high school football career completing 236 of 447 passes for 3,702 yards and 31 touchdowns.