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Ten-rific! Tom Brady will play his 10th Super Bowl. Here's a look back at his 9 previous appearances

Tim Walters
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Tom Brady is getting ready to play in his record 10th Super Bowl when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers face the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7 in Super Bowl LV. It will be his first not as a member of the New England Patriots.

Brady has complied a 6-3 record in Super Bowls.

When it comes to Super Bowl appearances, it’s not even close. After Brady’s 10, two players are next-best with six: Brady’s former New England teammate, kicker Stephen Gostkowski, and former Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos nose tackle Mike Lodish.

Brady also has the most Super Bowl rings, with six. Behind Brady with five is Charles Haley.

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Brady owns a slew of Super Bowl records. Here are just a few:

Most Super Bowl MVPs: 4

Most wins: 6

Most total yards thrown: 2,838 yards

Most yards in one Super Bowl: 505

Most passing TDs: 18

Here is a look at the nine Super Bowls for which Brady has been a part, and the one about to take place:

Super Bowl XXXVI MVP Tom Brady rides with Mickey Mouse in a parade at Disney's MGM Studios in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Feb 4, 2002. Brady led the New England Patriots to an upset victory over the St. Louis Rams in New Orleans one day earlier.

Super Bowl XXXVI

When: Feb. 3, 2002

Final: New England Patriots 20,  St. Louis Rams 17

Location: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Crowd: 72,922

Brady’s line: 16-for-27, 145 yards, 1 TD

Significance: Brady took over as the Patriots’ starter when Drew Bledsoe suffered an injury during the second week of the season. After looking below average in his first two starts, Brady found his stride, leading the team, which started 0-2, to an 11-5 record. In the Super Bowl, the Rams scored to make it a 17-17 game with 1:30 remaining. Brady led a drive down the field with no timeouts, setting up a game-winning 48-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri as time expired. Despite lackluster numbers, the 24-year-old Brady was named the game’s MVP.

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 9-10 -  FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. The salary cap, extra playoff games and a league bent on parity have made the NFL one of the planet’s most competitive leagues, where champions fall quickly and teams regularly make one-season turnarounds. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Super Bowl XXXVIII

When: Feb. 1, 2004

Final: New England Patriots 32, Carolina Panthers 29

Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Crowd: 71,525

Brady’s line: 32-for-48, 354 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT

Significance: After missing the playoffs the prior year, Brady and the Patriots rolled to a 14-2 record. The Super Bowl was scoreless after one quarter, with Brady collecting just 43 yards passing. However, in the second quarter, Brady passed for 101 yards and a touchdown, including a 52-yarder to Deion Branch. In the fourth quarter, Brady connected with linebacker Mike Vrabel, who was in as an eligible receiver, on a 1-yard touchdown pass. For the second time, Brady was named the game’s MVP.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2005, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady raises the Vince Lombardi Trophy over coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft, right, after they beat the Philadelphia Eagles, 24-21, in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Fla. The two teams meet in a rematch in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Super Bowl XXXIX

When: Feb. 6, 2005

Final: New England Patriots 24, Philadelphia Eagles 21

Location: Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

Crowd: 78,125

Brady’s line: 23-for-33, 236 yards, 2 TDs

Significance: Brady connected with his favorite early-career target Deion Branch for a then Super Bowl-tying record 11 receptions for 133 yards. Branch would be named the game’s MVP. Brady also would again connect with linebacker Mike Vrabel on a touchdown. And for the third time in four years, the Patriots won a Super Bowl by three points, each being won by the foot of Adam Vinatieri.

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady walks away dejectedly after a stop by New York Giants, at University of Phoenix Stadium, during 4th quarter action in Super Bowl XLII, in Glendale, on Feb. 3, 2008.

Super Bowl XLII

When: Feb. 3, 2008

Final: New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Crowd: 71,101

Brady’s line: 29-for-48, 266 yards, 1 TD

Significance: After a two-year Super Bowl absence, Brady and the Patriots returned to the game with perhaps their best team yet. They were 16-0 during the regular season and won two playoff games leading up to the Super Bowl. However, a stifling Giants defense and a just-good-enough Eli Manning shocked the Patriots, handing Tom Brady his first Super Bowl loss and allowing the 1972 Miami Dolphins to continue as the only undefeated team in league history.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, shown after an interception thrown against the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, is now the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He won six Super Bowls with the Patriots. [PAUL SANCYA/ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO

Super Bowl XLVI

When: Feb. 5, 2012

Final: New York Giants 21, New England Patriots 17

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Crowd: 68,658

Brady’s line: 27-for-41, 276 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Significance: After a three-year hiatus, the longest in Brady’s career, the Patriots returned to the Super Bowl to play Eli and the Giants in a rematch of Super Bowl XLII. The result was much the same. The Giants’ defense held New England to just 83 yards rushing and mostly contained Brady for the four-point victory. Many questioned if, at age 34, Brady was in decline. Boy, were they wrong.

Tom Brady hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Super Bowl XLIX

When: Feb. 1, 2015

Final: New England Patriots 28, Seattle Seahawks 24

Location: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

Crowd: 70,288

Brady’s line: 37-for-50, 328 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs

Significance: This game seemed all but lost for the Patriots heading into the fourth quarter. Seattle was leading by 10 and had held New England scoreless in the first and third quarters. However, Brady rallied the troops, the defense clamped down and New England scored 14 fourth-quarter points to take a 28-24 lead with 2:02 to play. Seattle looked to have the game in hand with the ball at the 1-yard line and 26 seconds remaining. However, instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks tried a head-scratching pass play that was intercepted by Malcolm Butler, locking up New England’s fifth Super Bowl title. Brady was awarded his third Super Bowl MVP.

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Super Bowl LI

When: Feb. 5, 2017

Final: New England Patriots 34, Atlanta Falcons 28, OT

Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Crowd: 70,807

Brady’s line: 46-for-62, 466 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT

Significance: Atlanta led 21-3 at the half and 28-9 heading into the fourth quarter. However, Brady would throw for 147 yards in the fourth quarter, leading three drives that resulted in 19 points to tie the game. Atlanta's offense became inept in the fourth quarter and the game went to overtime. New England received the kick and marched 75 yards in 3 minutes, 52 seconds, winning the game on a 2-yard James White touchdown. Atlanta never even got a chance. Brady threw for 50 yards on the OT drive, once again earning him MVP honors. As a footnote, he also recorded his longest Super Bowl run, a scamper of 15 yards in the third quarter.

Confetti falls as Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks off the field after Super Bowl LII.

Super Bowl LII

When: Feb. 4, 2018

Final: Philadelphia Eagles 41, New England Patriots 33

Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crowd: 67,612

Brady’s line: 28-for-48, 505 yards, 3 TDs

Significance: For the second time in his career, Tom Brady got back to the Super Bowl in consecutive years. However, despite delivering an incredible performance and record 505 yards passing, the Patriots lost to backup quarterback Nick Foles and the Eagles.

Feb 3, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's daughter Vivian celebrates after Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports ORG XMIT: USATSI-386147 ORIG FILE ID:  20190203_mam_aj6_1615.JPG

Super Bowl LIII

When: Feb. 3, 2019

Final: New England Patriots 13, Los Angeles Rams 3

Location: Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Crowd: 70,081

Brady’s line: 21-for-35, 262 yards, 1 INT

Significance: Brady had the Patriots in their third Super Bowl in a row in a game that was expected to be a high-scoring contest. It was anything but. New England’s defense muzzled the Rams and Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time in his nine Super Bowl appearances, yet he still won his record-breaking sixth Super Bowl title. He had been tied at five with Charles Haley.

Brady’s late-career success in Tampa Bay after two decades with the Patriots has been the subject of scores of articles and enough sports-talk hot air to power the Goodyear Blimp.

Super Bowl LV

When: Feb. 7, 2021

Matchup: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Crowd: TBD (reduced by COVID-19 protocols)

The setup: In 2019, Brady’s Patriots outdueled Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC title game. Had the Patriots lost, it would be Mahomes and the Chiefs in a third straight Super Bowl this year. Last year, the Patriots lost in the wild-card round to the Tennessee Titans, and thus a rematch never materialized. Now, in Tampa, Brady looks to defeat the QB in Mahomes that looks most poised to take his throne — if Mahomes can stay healthy and win five or six more Super Bowl titles, that is.

Walters is USA TODAY NETWORK-FLORIDA Deputy Sports Editor. Contact him at twalters@gannett.com