Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

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18Oct 2016
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 29/35 for 376 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in a 35-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.


  • New England Patriots DT Alan Branch made 6 tackles in the 35-17 win over the Bengals
  • Carolina Panthers WR Devin Funchess caught 2 passes for 28 yards and 1 touchdown in a 41-38 loss to the New Orleans Saints
  • Detroit Lions LG Graham Glasgow made his first career start in a 31-28 win over the Los Angeles Rams
15Oct 2016
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady


Tom Brady returned to action with a vengeance after his four-game Deflategate suspension to begin the year. He and the New England Patriots beat the Cleveland Browns 33-13. Brady went 28/40 for 406 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.


  • Philadelphia Eagles DE Brandon Graham made 6 tackles in a 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions
  • New York Jets LB David Harris made 6 tackles and 1 pass breakup in a 31-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tennessee Titans LT Taylor Lewan continues to have an excellent season and helped secure a 30-17 win over the Miami Dolphins
  • Green Bay Packers LB Jake Ryan made 7 tackles in a 23-16 win over the New York Giants

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30Sep 2015
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

For the third week in a row, it’s Tom Brady winning this award. He and the 3-0 New England Patriots blew out the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 51-17. Brady was 33/42 for 358 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chad Henne and Denard Robinson did not play for the Jaguars, since the former is a backup and the latter has a sprained MCL.

Honorable mention: Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls had 16 carries for 104 yards in a 26-0 win over the Chicago Bears. Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley made 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 quarterback hurry in a 47-7 win over San Francisco. Oakland Raiders cornerback Charles Woodson made 6 tackles, 1 interception, and 2 pass breakups in a 27-20 victory against the Cleveland Browns.

24Sep 2015
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Former Michigan Athlete of the Week: Tom Brady

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Tom Brady had another good game this week in a 40-32 win over the Buffalo Bills. The New England Patriots quarterback completed 38/59 passes for 466 yards and 3 touchdowns. He leads the NFL in passing touchdowns after two weeks.

Honorable mention: With each passing year, it seems like the number of impact players in the NFL that went to Michigan continues to dwindle. Honorable mention this week goes to Brady’s teammate, Alan Branch, who made 1 sack that caused a fumble.

22Feb 2015
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Video: Tom Brady at the NFL Combine

Lots of people look at Tom Brady as a college player or in pictures or video from the NFL Combine (see below), and they laugh at the scrawny guy who looks like an un-athletic tenth grader running through agility drills. The thing that people often forget is that when he played quarterback for Michigan and when he was going through QB-specific drills, he actually looked pretty darn good. It was only when asked to run around cones and run 40 yards in a straight line when he looked particularly awkward. It just goes to show that you don’t have to be a great all-around athlete to be a professional athlete. I don’t want to watch C.C. Sabathia run the 40-yard dash or see B.J. Raji throw a curveball, but they’re both good at what they do.