Following in the footsteps of his older sisters, Tom began to join a number of sports teams. He would compete in anything he could get into while he was a kid. Of course, though, being a native of San Francisco meant that he would be extremely passionate about football, especially the San Francisco 49ers!
Tom grew up idolizing legends like Joe Montana and Steve Young. His childhood was filled with memories about the 49ers and the NFL. Tom was even at the famous “The Catch” game, at Candlestick Park. It was really no surprise that he turned out to be an NFL icon!
Tom Brady went to an all-male high school in San Mateo, CA called Junipero Serra High School. He was, of course, very active in extracurricular activities and played not one, but two sports. He was on the football team during the Fall, and then switched it up and joined the baseball team in the Spring.
Not straying too far from his roots, Tom wore his protective gear in both sports, since he was the catcher in baseball. Tom also joined the basketball team, but didn’t really shine in the sport. In his senior yearbook photo, he used the quote, “If you want to play with the big boys, you have to learn how to play in the tall grass.” Very telling of his future!