Former Missouri quarterback Phil Bradley was among seven players announced as part of the SEC’s 2013 Football Legends Class, which includes a player from each conference school “who excelled on the gridiron and helped write the rich history of the sport at their respective institutions.”
By TOD PALMER
The Kansas City Star
Bradley, who played for the Tigers from 1977-80, is among the program’s top quarterbacks and two-sport athletes.
He was a three-time all-conference selection (1978-80), leading Missouri to 23 wins and three bowl game appearances, and won the Big Eight offensive player of the year as a senior.
He graduated as the Big Eight’s all-time leader in total offense with 6,459 yards and also was a star outfielder for the Tigers’ 1980 Big Eight championship baseball team.
Bradley went on to play eight seasons in the major league, including five years with the Seattle Mariners. He was an American League All-Star and finished 16th in the MVP voting in 1985 when he batted .300 with 26 home runs and 88 RBIs.
For his career, Bradley had 1,058 hits and batted .286, including stints with the Phillies, Orioles and White Sox.
Now, Bradley serves as a special assistant for the Major League Baseball Players Association and serves as a volunteer coach for the Tigers’ softball team.
Check out the complete release on the Eastern Division honorees here. The Western Division nominees will be announced Thursday.
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