Tom Brady is not really older than dirt. But at 42 years and 243 days, he is older than Joe Dirt. Comedian David Spade was 36 when the movie by that name premiered in 2001.Brady isn’t really that old. The median age of the American population in 2018 was 38.2, according to a study by consumer data company Statista. And it’s 41 in St. Petersburg, prompting a recent crack from Mayor Rick Kriseman that the city has “gone from God’s waiting room to God’s craft beer tap room.”But by some standards, such as the “starting quarterback in the NFL” demographic, Brady is old.So with a little bit of time on our (frequently washed) hands, here is a list of people you might be surprised to know Brady is older than: 40 years, 78 days Being older than all the players in the NFL is one thing for Brady, who turns 43 on Aug. 3. But he is also older than one of his bosses, and by a few years. Leftwich was the seventh overall draft pick in 2003, taken three years after Brady, and played parts of 10 seasons as a quarterback, most successfully with the Jaguars and last in 2012 with the Steelers. He started his coaching career in 2016 as an intern with Bruce Arians’ Cardinals, moving up to quarterbacks coach in 2017 — where he also was younger than starter Carson Palmer — and adding offensive coordinator duties in 2018. When Arians took over the Bucs last year, he brought Leftwich with him. And now Leftwich will be coaching Brady, who is OK with the arrangement. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know him a little bit,” Brady said. “Obviously, we’re right around the same age, and I watched him play for a long time, competed against him, and he’s done an incredible job transitioning into his second career. It’s going to be a lot of fun, so I’m excited to do it.” 42 years, 117 days That Brady — who was an 18th-round pick in the 1995 baseball draft by the (don’t say it out loud) Expos — is older than the manager of the local big-league team is interesting. That Cash is going into his sixth season on the job and is still Brady’s junior seems amazing. Cash, hired just before his 37th birthday, was the youngest manager in the majors in his first four years with the Rays and is currently fourth behind Jayce Tingler, 39, Padres; Rocco Baldelli, 38, Twins, and Luis Rojas, 38, Mets. 41 years, 242 days The Immokalee High and University of Miami product played parts of 11 seasons in the NFL, facing off against Brady five times in regular-season games and twice in the playoffs. James spent most of his career as a hard-charging running back for the Colts (1999-2005), then went to the Cardinals (2006-08) and finished with the Seahawks (2009). He has been retired for more than 10 years, enjoying being “a tourist.” In February, in his sixth year of eligibility, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Even more staggering, when he gets inducted, he’ll join six other Hall of Famers who are younger than Brady (listed with their current age and year of induction): running back LaDainian Tomlinson (40, 2017), linebacker Brian Urlacher (41, 2018), defensive back Champ Bailey (41, 2019), defensive back Ed Reed (41, 2019), guard Steve Hutchinson (42 years, 152 days, 2020) and defensive back Troy Polamalu (38, 2020). 41 years, 198 days Before he became Florida’s leading man, DeSantis was known as “D," pitching softly and swinging a big stick for the Dunedin team that went to the Little League World Series in 1991. He went on to play at Dunedin High, earn degrees from Yale and Harvard, serve in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the Navy and win three terms in Congress before becoming governor of Florida in November 2018. DeSantis is the youngest current governor; Kentucky’s Andy Beshear, at 42 (43 in November), is also younger than Brady. 39 years, 346 days The No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft as an 18-year-old — and saddled with the expectations of then-owner Art Williams calling him “the Michael Jordan of hockey” — Lecavalier became one of the Lightning’s best-ever players during a 17-season career. He made four All-Star teams, lifted a Stanley Cup, won a league scoring title and the King Clancy trophy for leadership and humanitarian contributions (which eventually included a $3 million donation to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital), and had his number retired. And all before turning 40, which he does April 21. 39 years, 94 days At 39, Scott is far from the youngest head coach among the 130 in Division I-A. That honor — at the moment — goes to 33-year-old Sean Lewis at Kent State. But Scott, as he prepares for his first season as a college head coach, is still among the young guns. And that’s after working on the staff at Clemson, his alma mater, from 2008 until he came to USF in December. He started at Clemson after a year as a wide receivers coach at Presbyterian College, after two years as head coach at Blythewood (S.C.) High School, after earning a master’s degree in education instruction technology from American Intercontinental University, after graduating cum laude from Clemson with a mathematics degree and after being a three-year letterman at wide receiver for the Tigers. Other state coaches younger than Brady include Florida States’s Mike Norvell (38) and UCF’s Josh Heupel (turned 42 March 22). 39 years, 326 days Brady had yet to step on the field at Michigan when the Tampa-born Bennett won her first gold medal, in the 800-meter freestyle at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He had yet to suit up for the Patriots when she struck gold twice more at the 2000 Games in Australia, winning the 400 meters and then repeating in the 800 in Olympic-record time to earn a place as one of the sport’s best ever and a spot on a Wheaties box. She just missed qualifying for a third Olympics in 2004, then retired from competition. She has since worked as a TV sports reporter locally and coached at Northeast High, and she runs the Brooke Bennett Swim School in the bay area. Some other retired former world-class athletes younger than Brady: 14-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki (41), Basketball Hall of Famer Yao Ming (39) and former soccer star Abby Wambach (39). 39 years, 77 days Armando Christian Perez began building himself into a star and a brand about the same time as Brady in the early 2000s, first as “Mr. 305,” repping his South Florida home, then expanding to be the self-proclaimed Mr. Worldwide. He released his debut album, M.I.A.M.I , in 2004, then kept rolling. He collaborates frequently, getting to No. 2 on Billboard ’s Top 100 albums chart in 2009 with I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho) and then twice to No. 1: Give Me Everything , with Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer in 2011, and Timber , with Ke$ha in 2014. Some other entertainers on the other side of their peaks but younger than Brady include: Ashton Kutcher (turned 42 in February), Jessica Simpson (39), Britney Spears (38) and Usher (41). 34 years, 68 days From “coaches assistant” picking up lunch and dry cleaning for Jon Gruden and his Bucs staff in 2008 to being named head coach of the Rams in January 2017 at 30, McVay made a rapid rise in the NFL ranks. Though the Bucs went the other way on the age spectrum in hiring Bruce Arians, 67, nine other current NFL head coaches also are younger than Brady: Zac Taylor, Bengals, 36; Kevin Stefanski, Browns, 37; Joe Judge, Giants, 38; Brian Flores, Dolphins, 39; Kyle Shanahan, 49ers, 40; Kliff Kingsbury, Cardinals, 40; Matt LaFleur, Packers, 40; Matt Nagy, Bears, 41, and Adam Gase, Jets, turned 42 on Sunday. 31 years, 152 days Sure, the hot pink mascot for the battery company has become iconic, part of the American vernacular and cited by presidents, among others, because it keeps going and going and going. But this bunny has been at it only 31 years since its October 1988 debut — nothing compared to the way Brady keeps going and going and going.