Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Green Bay Packers

Leotis Harris - Guard (Arkansas)

Leotis Harris turned pro as a 6th round pick (144th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in the 1978 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season as a backup before earning a starting role. Harris played six seasons from 1978 to 1983, suiting up for 74 regular season games in the NFL, all with Green Bay. He was recognized for the high level of his play in college through being named to the Arkansas Razorbacks all-century team and by being inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in 2014.

Harris wore this Sand-Knit size 52 jersey for home games with the Packers likely during the early part of his career in the late 1970's. The tagging dates to 1974-75 and predates Harris' rookie season of 1978. It features a rounded collar. It may have been recycled for Harris although I could find no evidence of a previous nameplate. Reserve offensive lineman Bill Bain wore number 69 for the Packers in 1975 but I could find no one who wore the number in 1974 or 1976-77. The jersey has had a lot of work done to it. The sides have been narrowed to produce a tighter fit while the sleeves have been shortened and hemmed in perhaps the sloppiest work I have seen from a team. The numbers, stripes and names have been screened on. The stripes show some moderate cracking from age. The jersey shows heavy use with 14 team repairs with one major piece of work done to seal a rip that stretches from the shoulder to the bottom of the sleeve.

Earl Dotson - OT (Texas A&M - Kingsville)

Earl Dotson transferred from Tyler Junior College to Texas A&M Kingsville in 1991 and worked himself into an All-American tackle in 1992. He was selected with a 3rd round choice (81st overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 1993 NFL Draft. Dotson had most of his second season wiped out by a dislocated shoulder. The following season was a turning point as he established himself as a starter. Dotson would go on to play his entire 10-year career with the Packers and suit up in two Super Bowls, winning one. Overall, he played in 120 regular season games with 88 starts to go along with 12 playoff games. He earned the respect of his teammates as evidenced by his nomination for the Ed Block Courage Award in 2000 for playing through a back injury that season.

Dotson wore this Starter size 52 long jersey for road games during his rookie season. That year, Dotson saw action on special teams. It shows light to moderate wear with several impact marks present. All numbers. letters and stripes are screened on. It has Spandex side panels to provide a tighter fit. The jersey features the Packer diamond patch sewn on the left chest to commemorate the team's 75th anniversary. This garment was acquired from the Gridiron Exchange.