Koestler-Grack, R: Tom Brady
Tom Brady's rise to fame started early in the 2001 season when an injury forced Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe out of the game. Enter Brady, the 24-year-old kid from the University of Michigan. In only his second year in the NFL, he pulled the Patriots from a losing record to a playoff berth. Much to football's surprise, he then expertly navigated his team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVI.