A year in the life of Tom Brady

From last September to this September, Tom Brady has gone from a third-stringer to a star.

Updated: September 18, 2002, 5:03 PM ET
Pro Football Weekly

It's been a wild ride for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a former sixth-round pick who, during the summer of 2001, wasn't expected to be much more than a third-stringer.

But within a calendar year, Brady shot up the charts -- both depth and popularity -- and he hasn't looked back.

Here's a look at the highlights of Brady's rise to football fame and some of the things that kept him in the news during the offseason:

September 2001 Brady spends Week 1 on the active list and does ...

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