- Jim Brady (quarterback)
Infobox NCAA Athlete
name = Jim Brady
college = Notre Dame
conference = Independent
sport = Football
jersey = 57
career_start = 1927
career_end = 1928
height_ft = 5
height_in = 7
weight_lb = 145
nationality = USA
birth_date = birth date|1907|8|11
death_date = death date and age|1984|01|12|1907|08|11
Pocatello High School
James Murphy Brady (
August 11, 1907— January 12, 1984), a grandson of Idahogovernor James H. Brady, was an American footballplayer and broadcasting entrepreneur.
After graduating from
Pocatello High Schoolin Idaho, Brady tried out for the football team at Notre Dame, but was told by coach Knute Rocknethat he was far too small. But over time his persistence paid off, and in 1927 he was named the starting quarterback. Brady was the quarterback for the legendary "Win one for the Gipper" game against Army on November 10, 1928—dramatized in the film " Knute Rockne, All American".
After returning to Idaho Falls in 1933, he would join the family business at "
The Post Register" newspaper. After serving in the United States Armyin World War II, Brady would found the radio station KIFI in Idaho Falls in 1947, and eventually the television station KIFI-TV. He would serve as president of Upper Valley Cable from 1969 until his death in 1984.
* Schoor, Gene. "100 Years of Notre Dame Football." New York: Morrow and Co. (1987). p.56-58
The Idaho Press-Tribune", cite web|url=http://www.myidahopress.com/election2006/index.php?path=content/debates/govnernor_101006|title="I have some of my Dad's key traits"
* Post Register Online, cite web|url=http://www.postregister.com/about/|title="History of the Post Company"
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