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Brad Budde

Offensive Guard

Brad Edward Budde

Inducted 1998

Date of Birth



Detroit, MI


University of Southern California (1976-1979)


Brad Budde was a starter at offensive guard for Southern California for four years, 1976-1979. He stood 6-5, weighed 253, and was a lead blocker in the famous play called "Student Body Right." In his senior year, this play averaged eight yards when it was run. The ball carrier, Charles White, led the nation in rushing yardage. In Budde's four years, Southern Cal went 42-6-1. The Trojans won three conference championships and won four bowl games-- three Rose Bowl, one Bluebonnet Bowl. They won a share of the national champions in 1978. In 1979, Budde was unanimous All-America. He also made Academic All-America and was awarded an NCAA postgraduate scholarship. He won the Lombardi Trophy as the nation's top lineman. Brad Budde played pro with the Kansas City Chiefs 1980-87. This was his home town. He had attended Rockhurst High School there. Ed Budde, his father, played for the Chiefs from 1963-76. Brad Budde sent a donation to Southern Cal, repaying the school for the athletic scholarship it had given him. Brad Budde and his wife made speeches to Christian groups and formed Brad's Buddies, offering leadership to youth groups.


Height 6'5

Weight 253

Career Highlights

  • 1979 Academic All-America
  • 1979 All-Conference
  • 1979 Lombardi Award Winner
  • 1979 NCAA Postgraduate Scholar
  • 1979 Unanimous All-America
  • 1978 All-Conference
  • 1978 Second Team All-America
  • 1977 All-Conference
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