Tom Brady

Unlikely Champion

From the Series USA TODAY Lifeline Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

As quarterback of the New England Patriots, Tom Brady is the most important player on the NFL’s best team. As USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, puts it, “Facts are facts. In winning three Super Bowls from 2001-04, among numerous other shining accomplishments, New England secured its place as the NFL’s Franchise of the Decade.” With three Super Bowl rings and a rich contract, Tom is on top of the world. But most people didn’t expect Tom to be a big success in the NFL. Playing college football for the University of Michigan Wolverines, Tom sat on the bench until his junior year. After college Tom was taken by the Patriots in the 2000 NFL Draft—in the sixth round (199th overall). Expectations were low, but it didn’t take Tom long to show that he was not just good enough to be in the NFL, he was good enough to be one of the NFL’s best. Tom Brady went from a kid with an uncertain football future to one of the most celebrated quarterbacks in NFL history.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76137-295-0
$51.99 $38.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2011
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 112
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 6.6
BISACS YAN053050, YAN006130
Dewey 796.332092
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 930
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.