John Brodie ’53

John Brodie, Class of 1953

John Brodie’s athletic career started at Tech where he was All-Oakland Athletic League in three sports: basketball, baseball and football. He went on to become an All-American quarterback at Stanford University before starting for the San Francisco 49ers.

During his time with the 49ers, he was the N.F.L.’s Most Valuable Player in 1970, and at other times, led the N.F.L. in passing yardage, passing touchdowns, least sacks and lowest percentage of passes intercepted. He is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
He later had a second career as a professional golfer the Senior PGA Tour.