Bruce Huther was a three-year starter at linebacker for New Hampshire and helped the Wildcats to Yankee Conference titles in 1975 and 1976. He signed with Dallas in 1977 as a free agent and recovered a fumble in the Super Bowl as a rookie in helping the Cowboys to a championship. Huther spent four seasons in Dallas before being traded late in training camp in 1981 to the Cleveland Browns for a 6th round draft pick (Ken Hammond) in order to make room for rookie Danny Spradlin on the Cowboys roster. The Browns traded him to the Chicago Bears for a 7th round draft pick (Rocky Belk) after one season with the team. Huther asked for a trade after the Browns acquired LB Tom Cousineau who had been playing for the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL after being the 1st overall pick by the Bills in the 1979 NFL Draft. Huther spent the 1982 season in Chicago and was not resigned by the club. He returned to Dallas as a free agent in early October 1983 after Scott McLean was lost to injury. Huther was a spot starter and excellent special teams player in his 92 games over 7 seasons in the NFL.
Huther was lured by the expansion Pittsburgh Maulers to the USFL in January 1984. The Maulers acquired Huther's rights from the Chicago Blitz. He was benched for Ernest Adams six games into the 1984 season after criticizing the team's personnel decisions. An altercation with a teammate also contributed to his later release from the Maulers. Huther signed with the Denver Gold in May and spent the remainder of his final season there.
This Southland Athletic size 50 durene jersey dates to Huther's first tenure with the Cowboys from 1977 to 1980. The name and numbers are sewn on to the garment. There is some piling present. During this time, the Cowboys rarely wore their blue jerseys as they chose to wear their white jerseys at home unlike other teams in the NFL. Teams would on occasion choose to wear white at home when Dallas visited as some believed there was a curse on the Cowboys blue jerseys.