Jim Brady (quarterback)

James Murphy Brady (August 11, 1907 – January 12, 1984), a grandson of Idaho governor James H. Brady, was an American football player and broadcasting entrepreneur.

After graduating from Pocatello High School in Idaho, Brady tried out for the football team at Notre Dame, but was told by coach Knute Rockne that 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 Army in 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.

Jim Brady
CollegeNotre Dame
Jersey #57
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg)
BornAugust 11, 1907
DiedJanuary 12, 1984 (aged 76)
High schoolPocatello High School


  • Schoor, Gene. 100 Years of Notre Dame Football. New York: Morrow and Co. (1987). p. 56-58
  • The Idaho Press-Tribune, "I have some of my Dad's key traits".
  • Post Register Online, "History of the Post Company".
  • Jim Brady at Find a Grave
James Brady (disambiguation)

James Brady (1940–2014) was the White House Press Secretary who was shot alongside President Ronald Reagan.

James Brady may also refer to:

James Dennis Brady (1843–1900), American Civil War officer and U.S. Representative from Virginia

James Buchanan Brady (1856–1917), a.k.a. Diamond Jim Brady, prominent U.S. financier

James H. Brady (1862–1918), United States Senator from Idaho

James Joseph Brady (1944–2017), United States federal judge

James J. Brady (Illinois) (1878–?), Illinois politician

James Brady (criminal) (1875–1904), New York gang leader

Jim Brady (quarterback) (1907–1984), American football player and broadcasting entrepreneur

James P. Brady (1908–1967?), Canadian Métis political leader

Jim Brady (boxer) (died 1980), Scottish boxer of the 1930s and 1940s

James Brady (SS) (1920–?), Irishman who fought for the SS during World War II

James Brady (columnist) (1928–2009), American columnist for New York Post and Parade magazine

James M. Brady, editor of the Washington Post Online, 2004–2008

Jim Brady (sailor) (born 1963), former American Olympic sailor

James Charles Brady (1876–1962), Canadian politician, school principal and teacher

Jim Brady (baseball) (born 1936), American economist and former Major League Baseball pitcher

James Brady (Medal of Honor) (1842–1904), American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient

James T. Brady (1815–1869), prominent American lawyer

Jim Brady (rugby league), rugby league footballer of the 1970s

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