Game Worn Football Jersey 

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

Winnipeg Blue Bombers                         

Nick Miller - Defensive Back (Winnipeg Light Infantry)

Nick Miller played his entire 12-year career that started in 1953 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  He was part of four Grey Cup champion squads with back-to-back wins in 1958-59 and 1961-62. He played 129 regular season games for the Bombers and made 13 interceptions. Miller was also utilized on offense in the backfield in 1957 and gained 146 yards on 23 carries. He won the Tommy Lumsden Memorial Award in 1963 as the Bombers' Most Outstanding Canadian. Miller was inducted into the Blue Bombers' Hall of Fame in 1996 and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2015. 

This durene game worn jersey represents a rare one-year style worn by the Blue Bombers in 1964, Miller's final season. This King O'Shea jersey sports the correct tagging by the company for the period. It was a acquired from a long-time CFL staff member who obtained the garment directly from Miller and held it in his collection for many years. It has some dirt stains on the front four and a couple repairs.

Dieter Brock - Quarterback (Jacksonville State)        

Dieter Brock began college at Auburn but was behind 1971 Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan on the depth chart and transferred to Jacksonville State. He was not selected in the World Football League draft in 1974 and signed with the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers prior to the NFL draft. Brock began his CFL career as a backup to Chuck Ealey but moved into the starting job in 1975 when Ealey was dealt to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and gradually became one of the top players in the league. In 1981, Brock inked a lucrative 5-year, $1.2 million contract with the Bombers. However, after the USFL started to ratchet up player salaries in the United States, Brock held out of training camp and preseason games in 1983. He returned to the Bombers for the first six games of the season before leaving and was suspended. The Blue Bombers dealt Brock in a blockbuster trade to the Tiger-Cats for another future Hall of Fame quarterback, Tom Clements. He played out the rest of 1983 and 1984 with the Ti-Cats before opting out of his deal.  Over his CFL career, Brock completed 2,602 of 4,535 passes for 34,830 yards and 210 TDs and was the league’s passing leader in 1978, 80, 81, and 84. 

As a free agent, he signed a reported 4-year, $2.1 million contract with the Los Angeles Rams. He got the team off to a sparkling 7-0 start with Eric Dickerson in the backfield. As a 34 year-old NFL rookie, Brock set a Rams record by completing 59.7% of his passes but was shut down in a 24-0 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Chicago Bears in the NFC title game. The next year, Brock was injured in preseason and the Rams acquired the rights to QB Jim Everett from the Houston Oilers early in the 1986 season, unofficially ending Brock’s tenure with the team. Everett was the third overall pick in the 1986 NFL Draft but did not sign with the Oilers due to the presence of Warren Moon. Brock was officially released on waivers by the Rams in December 1986.

Brock, the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 1980 and 1981, was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1995. 1980 was the first year Bomber jerseys featured a sleeve logo with 1980 commemorating the team's 50th anniversary.

John Hufnagel - Quarterback (Penn State)

John Hufnagel had a very successful college career at Penn State, going 26-3 in three seasons as a starter. He entered the pros as a 14th round selection (348th overall) of the Denver Broncos in the 1973 NFL Draft. He did not see the field in 1973 but saw action in a total of nine games in 1974 and 1975, completing 22 of 61 passes for 357 yards and one touchdown and nine interceptions. Hufnagel moved north and spent the next four seasons (1976 to 1979) with the Calgary Stampeders, splitting time as a starter with Joe Pisarcik and Ken Johnson. In 1980, he began a three and a half year run with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and shared time as the team's starter with Joe Barnes, Joe Adams and Homer Jordan. During this era in the CFL, teams often shared playing time among quarterbacks. Hufnagel was moved to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers midway through the 1983 season and would remain there until the end of the 1986 season as the backup to Tom Clements. He would close out a 12-year career in the CFL as a player with Saskatchewan in 1987. Over his CFL career, Hufnagel completed 55.5% of his 2,694 passes for 21,594 yards with 127 touchdown throws and 131 interceptions.

Since leaving the playing field, Hufnagel has had a long career as a coach and front office executive in the sport. He is currently the General Manager of the Calgary Stampeders and served as the team's head coach from 2008 through 2015 where he led the team to a winning percentage over .700 and won the Grey Cup twice. From 1988 to 2006, he held coaching positions in the CFL, Arena league and NFL, including a three-year stint as offensive coordinator for the New York Giants.

Tyrone Jones - Linebacker (Southern)

Ty Jones began his pro career with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1983 and made an instant impact with 17.5 sacks as a rookie. He registered double digit sacks in his first five years in Winnipeg, including 20.5 in 1984.  In 1988, Jones signed with the NFL's Phoenix Cardinals and played one game that year. He was released and returned to the Bombers in 1989. Jones closed out his career with single seasons in Saskatchwan in 1992 and BC in 1993. Jones will always be remembered as a very vocal player. Jones played in 153 CFL games with 110 sacks. He anchored a Bomber defense won Grey Cup titles in 1984 and 1990. Jones was the MVP in the 1984 game with a four sack performance. Jones still holds Winnipeg's all-time sack record with 98 and was the CFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1985. Sadly, Jones passed away in 2008 after a battle with brain cancer. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2012. Should have happened sooner.

This jersey is littered with repairs and wear from games. It features screened on numbers and sleeve logos. The bottom front of the collar has been cut to provide extra room. There are a few smaller stains on this mesh jersey as can be seen in the photos. The jersey dates to 1987-89 and likely 1987 given the cut of the jersey. Champion outfitted the entire league starting in 1987 and was the jersey supplier for the Bombers for three seasons.

Less Browne - Defensive Back (Colorado State)         

Less Browne was one of the all-time greats in the CFL. He got his start in the USFL where he signed with the Pittsburgh Maulers after being their 13th round pick (284th overall) in the league's 1984 draft. He made the roster out of camp but was never activated for a regular season game and was released early in the season.  After that, Browne signed as a free agent with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Browne picked off 33 passes for the Tabbies in four and a half seasons before being released after the 1988 season. He signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos in March 1989 but was released before the regular season and inked a deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Browne intercepted 27 balls in 3 seasons in Winnipeg before being dealt to the Ottawa Rough Riders in May 1992 for slotback Gerald Wilcox. He picked off 11 passes in his lone season in the nation's capital and was dealt to the BC Lions in April 1993 along with offensive tackle Rob Smith and linebacker Patrick Wayne for offensive linemen Carl Coulter and Chris Gioskis, kicker Wayne Lammle, cornerback Joe Mero, and linebacker Mark Scott. Browne spent two seasons in BC where he intercepted 16 passes before retiring after the 1994 season. 

Overall, Browne was a CFL All-Star six times (1985-86, 1990-92, 1994) and remains pro football's career leader in interceptions with 87 and ranks second in career interception return yardage with 1,508 (behind only Ed Reed). He was a two-time runner-up for the CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year Award (1986 and 1994). Browne still owns single season interception records for Winnipeg (14), Ottawa (11), and BC (11). For some bizarre reason, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame voters did not elect him in to the Hall of Fame for a few years after he became eligible. Eventually, he was enshrined in 2002. Browne spent time as an assistant coach with the Blue Bombers and even hosted the Less Browne All-Star Party at the Grey Cup, which I attended in 2002.

Chris Tsangaris - Linebacker (Long Beach State)      

Chris Tsangaris was drafted by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2nd round (12th overall) of the 1992 CFL Draft. He would play three seasons there and became a mainstay on special teams, notching 30 special teams tackles in 1993, when he wore this jersey. In 1995, Tsangaris signed as a free agent with the Toronto Argonauts but was only there for six games before being traded to the Ottawa Rough Riders with kicker Wayne Lammle and guard Mike Jovanovich for kicker Terry Baker and guard Scott Douglas. Five games into the 1996 season, he was dealt once again, this time by Ottawa to the Montreal Alouettes for receiver Joe Kralic. Tsangaris was traded a third time in 1997, this time to the BC Lions but missed the entire season (his last) due to injury. In his career, Tsangaris played in 62 games.

K.D. Williams - Linebacker (Henderson State)

Kevin Dewayne Williams began his pro career in this jersey for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1995. He spent two seasons in Winnipeg collecting 10 sacks and 5 interceptions. In 1997, he started the year with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats but only spent 3 games in Steeltown before being dealt to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Williams played for the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe and collected 2.5 sacks in the spring of 1998 before being a camp cut of the Dallas Cowboys later that year. He later spent eight weeks of the 1998 season on the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad. The Oakland Raiders signed Williams and he beat out six-year veteran James Folston for the starting job at strongside linebacker in 1999. Williams had one sack and one interception in 9 games in his lone season with the Raiders. Williams then spent two seasons with the Green Bay Packers, dressing for 28 games and starting three. Williams was once again in the CFL in 2002, splitting his final season between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders. This road jersey was the first year of a uniforms redesign by the Blue Bombers where they went with a darker blue and added a lighting bolt to their logo. Not a bad look.