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Brodie, John Riley

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Football Player

1935 – Brodie was born in San Francisco, California on the 14th of August.

1956 – He graduated and was selected as a consensus All-American the same year.

1957 – He first appeared with the 49ers as a rookie, seeing limited action.

1960 – He was among the leading passers in the league throughout.

1965 – His best statistical year when he led the League in passing average (3,112 yards) and touchdowns (30).

         – He appeared in the Pro Bowl.

1970 – He received the NFL’s Most Valuable Player Award.

1985 – He retired from his football career, Brodie competed as a professional golfer on the Senior PGA Tour.

1986 – He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

2006 – Brodie’s number 12 jersey was brought out of retirement and worn by Trent Dilfer, backup quarterback for the 49ers.