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John Brodie


John Riley Brodie

Inducted 1986

Date of Birth



Menlo Park, CA


Stanford University (1954-1956)


John Brodie, a 6-1, 190-pounder, played for coach Chuck Taylor at Stanford from 1954 through 1956. During that final season, he served as team co-captain with Paul Wiggin. He was named a consensus first-team All-America quarterback. These were his best games: 1954, completed 21 passes against UCLA; 1955, had a 62-yard pass play against California; 1956, completed 19 passes against Oregon State. In 1956 he led the nation in passing and total offense and placed seventh in the Heisman vote. He played 17 seasons as quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. Following the close of his professional career, John began a new one in broadcasting and golf. Brodie became a successful player on the Senior Golf Tour.


Height 6'1

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1956 All-Conference
  • 1956 Consensus All-America
  • 1956 Heisman - Seventh
  • 1956 Led nation in pass completions
  • 1956 Led nation in total offense
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