Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Western Michigan Broncos

Scott Crawford

This beautiful Champion size XL mesh jersey can most likley be attributed to Scott Crawford of the Western Michigan Broncos in 1971. Crawford can be seen in the 1971 team photo above in the fifth row from the bottom wearing #87. From digging through Western Michigan yearbooks for annual football photos, this appears to be a one-year style worn by the program with the unique identifier being the screened on football logos on the shoulders. Western Michigan wore a similar style in a few other years in the early to mid 70's but the football was only positioned in this direction in 1971. The jersey exhibits significant wear with an abundance of hit marks and a few repairs. It is possible that the jersey was recycled for practice after its game use had expired given the impact scars on the shoulders. It has a crotch strap and original buttons still attached to front of the jersey but it has been cut on the back.

Brad Tayles - Quarterback

A four-year starter at Western Michigan, Brad Tayles wore this winterized jersey for the Broncos sometime between 1989 and 1992. Tayles never completed 50% of his passes in a season and only once threw more touchdown passes than interceptions but if you judge a quarterback by wins and losses, he did just fine going 25-18-1. His best season statistically was in 1990 when he completed 171 of 345 passes for 2,397 yards and a 16 to 11 touchdown to interception ratio. Tayles twice threw 84 yard touchdown passes, one to Corey Selve in 1990 against Central Michigan and another to John Morton in 1992 versus Ball State. Tayles left Western Michigan as the all-time leader in passing yardage (8,717), completions (663), and touchdown passes (49). These marks have since been passed by Tim Hiller, Tim Lester, and Alex Carder as college football has moved to the spread offense. Tayles still holds the school record for career interceptions with 67, although few quarterbacks in any college program start for four seasons. He was voted as the Mid-American Conference Freshman Player of the Year in 1989.