2012 Boston Newsmakers

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8. Tom Brady

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He led the Patriots to his fifth Super Bowl in February and came back to have an MVP-caliber 2012 season. He's among the league leaders in every key passing category and continues to add to his already-amazing career win total, leading the Pats toward another playoff run despite the team's defensive inconsistencies. Oh, and he's the father of three, including a new baby girl.

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