Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

New England Patriots

Preston Brown - Wide Receiver (Vanderbilt)

A dangerous returner at Vanderbilt, Preston Brown still holds the school record for longest kickoff return (100-yards). In addition to 3 career return TD's for the Commodores, he was the SEC's leading receiver in 1979 with 52 catches for 786 yards. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 6th round (162nd overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft. The pick used to select Brown was one of two the Patriots received from Houston in exchange for OT Leon Gray. He played in 6 games as a rookie before an injury ended his season. He also spent the entire 1981 season on injured reserve. He returned to action in 1982, appearing in 9 games as a returner. Brown spent 1983 with the New York Jets and played in all of the team's contests returning kickoffs. Brown suited up for 2 games with the Cleveland Browns in 1984 and closed out his career in 1985 with a brief stint playing for the Memphis Showboats of the USFL. In the NFL, Brown appeared in 32 games and returned 46 kickoffs for an average of 20.4 yards. He caught 4 passes in his rookie season for 114 yards and a score. 

This Sand-Knit size XLarge jersey dates to 1974-75, which is several years prior to Brown's arrival to the organization. The Patriots were known to recycle their jerseys during this time period with several examples in the hobby of game worn jerseys from the 1970's being used by players in the following decade. Other Patriots who may have worn this #87 jersey include WR Steve Schubert (1974), TE Al Chandler (1976-78) and WR Ray Jarvis (1979). It seems possible that the club took an old jersey and modified it by the adding hand-warming pockets to the front to keep Brown's hands warm to handle kicks late in the season. The Designed and Tailored upper tag on the lower hem is missing from the garment. There is some customization to the sleeves. The jersey shows significant game wear with about 10 team repairs present.

Terry Ray - Safety, Linebacker (Oklahoma)

Another one of's favourite players, Terry Ray entered the NFL as a 6th round pick of the Atlanta Falcons in the 1992 draft. Ray would only spend one season in Atlanta, appearing in 10 games with 2 starts. He was picked up by the New England Patriots off waivers from Atlanta in 1993. Ray spent the next 4 seasons (1993-96) with the Patriots, suiting up for 63 regular season games including 24 starts. He picked off 4 passes during his time in New England, one each season.

Ray resurfaced in 1999 with the Edmonton Eskimos where he become an instant star. He was voted a CFL All-Star in 2000 and 2001. His best season came in 2000 when he was the West nominee for the league Outstanding Defensive Player (won by Hamilton's Joe Montford). In 2000, Ray had 113 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 4 interceptions. After four stellar seasons in Edmonton, Ray was released on June 14, 2003 and signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers the following day. Ray would spend the next two seasons (2003-04) in Winnipeg before calling it a career. In 91 CFL regular season games, Ray finished with 10 pass interceptions, 15 sacks, and 9 fumble recoveries. He also scored a touchdown in his first CFL season with a 92-yard fumble return. Ray was also a big contributor on special teams despite being a starter, notching double-digit special teams tackles five times. After his playing days ended, Ray became a scout in the NFL for Washington.