Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Philadelphia Eagles

Rick Arrington - Quarterback (Tulsa)

Rick Arrington started his professional football career by making the Philadelphia Eagles squad in 1970 as an undrafted free agent. He saw action in 6 games that year as veteran Norm Snead’s backup. In 1971, Arrington split time as the Eagles starter with former Calgary Stampeders signal-caller Pete Liske and played in 10 of the club’s 14 contests. In 1972, the Eagles drafted Florida QB John Reaves in the 1st round, which dropped Arrington to third on the team’s depth chart. Arrington appears to have spent time on the Eagles roster behind Reaves and new acquisition Roman Gabriel in 1973 but never saw game action. Over his career, Arrington played in 17 games, all with the Eagles and completed 97 of 204 pass attempts for 950 yards with 3 touchdown passes and 9 interceptions. His daughter, Jill, is a well-known sportscaster and reporter having spent time at ESPN, Fox and TNN when the latter network aired Arena football. 

This jersey style was worn by the Eagles from 1969 to 1973. The Sand-Aire mesh has sewn-on numbers and features a Pearson distributor tag. The sleeves were shortened with a pair of scissors and never hemmed. In addition, the right shoulder sports a significant repair. There is no evidence of a NFL 50th Anniversary patch worn by all teams in 1969 ever being affixed to the jersey so this particular garment was likely never worn by another player before being issued to Arrington. I sold this jersey to its previous owner in 2018.

Petey Perot - Guard (Northwestern State)

Petey Perot began his seven-year professional football career when he was drafted in the 2nd round (48th overall) of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles after being a four-year starter at Northwestern State. He would play his first six seasons for the Eagles with a notable highlight being a starter for Coach Dick Vermeil in Super Bowl XV against the Oakland Raiders. Perot missed the 1983 season due to injury. In 1985, he played a final season with the New Orleans Saints in his home state of Louisiana. In his career, he played in 74 regular season contests in the NFL. After his playing days, Perot entered coaching and had two stints each as the offensive line coach for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs and Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.

Perot wore this Russell Athletic size 48 porthole mesh jersey during the Eagles Super Bowl season of 1980. It has a crotchpiece, the front which remains fully intact while the rear portion has been cut off. There are two repairs on the right shoulder and a significant one on the back along with several hit marks. The neck has been cut and repaired as part of a customization to allow extra room for Perot to wear a neck guard. Photos of the Super Bowl that concluded the 1980 campaign show Perot wearing this type of protective device. The name and shoulder numbers have been screened on while the front and back numbers are sewn on.