Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Jacksonville Bulls

Ed Gantner - Defensive Tackle (Central Florida)

Ed Gantner was Central Florida's first player to play professional football. He signed with the Tampa Bay Bandits and played 10 games in 1983. Jacksonville chose him in the 4th round (20th overall) of the 1984 USFL Expansion Draft and he spent the 1984 and 1985 seasons with the Bulls. Gantner played in 5 games in 1984 while stats for 1985 are unavailable. He wore this Champion size L for road games with the Bulls at some point during his tenure in Jacksonville.

Gantner became a professional wrestler after the USFL ceased operations, debuting in 1985 with Florida Championship Wrestling. "The Bull" began as a member of the House of Humperdink under the guidance of manager Sir Oliver Humperdink. He wrestled in tag team competition with Kareem Muhammad (aka Ray Candy) as the Shock Troops and feuded with the Fabulous Ones (Steve Keirn and Stan Lane). In September 1986, the Shock Troops lost to the Road Warriors at Battle of the Belts 3. In singles competition, Gantner feuded with Lex Luger (former Memphis Showboat Larry Pfohl) in 1986. In 1987, he was awarded the NWA Florida title when Humperdink defeated Bad News Allen but Gantner would drop the belt to Mike Rotundo a month later. He had a falling out with Humperdink and feuded with the House before abruptly leaving the sport later in 1987. Gantner's health deteriorated from years of steroid use and he fell into depression. Sadly, he took his own life in 1990 at age 31.

Charlie Dean - Safety (Georgia)

Charlie Dean saw action in three seasons with the Georgia Bulldogs from 1981-83 and had 5 interceptions during that time. Dean is best remembered for returning a pass from UCLA's Rick Neuheisel for a long touchdown in the waning seconds to seal a Bulldog win in 1983. He spent time with the Jacksonville Bulls of the USFL in 1984 and is listed on the historical roster although I could not find any official statistics for him.

This Champion size L jersey with four inches of extra length was assigned to Dean. There is no discernible wear evident on this porthole mesh jersey and it remains in excellent condition.