Cards: Score Supplemental 1989, Action Packed 1990, GameDay 1992, SkyBox 1992
Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Home
Sent: 10/3/17 Received: 12/27/19 (801 days)
Stanford seems to have all the luck with the fullbacks. Brad Muster played there from 1984 to 1987. Classified as a RB, he had his best season in 1986 rushing 260 times for 1123 yards and 13 TDs. A solid blocker and receiver, Brad had 78 catches for 654 yards and 4 TDs in 1985. In his 4 years at Stanford, Brad posted 3010 yards (703 carries) and 28 TDs rushing. He also caught 198 passes for 1722 yards and 8 TDs.
Brad was selected by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 1988 NFL Draft. Notably Thurman Thomas was the only back in this group inducted into the HoF, however sandwiched on either side of Muster at 22 was recognizable names Lorenzo White, and 24 was Craig ‘Ironhead’ Heyward.
Brad switched to fullback in the pros. His best season came in 1990 when he rushed for 664 yards on 141 carries (6 TDs), and then caught 47 passes for 452 yards- giving Brad a career high 1116 yards from scrimmage. His numbers with the Bears were all the more impressive in the fact that he was neither the feature back and that he paved the way for 3 1,000 yard seasons for Neal Anderson.
Brad desperately wanted to be the feature back in Chicago after the 1992 season, but head coach Dave Wannstedt saw otherwise, so Brad signed as a free agent with the New Orleans Saints- playing there for two additional seasons. He retired after the 1994 season due to injuries.
Wow. 2017 seems like such a long time ago now. Nearly everything has changed about my life since then. Whether it was good or bad, it is amazing how time flies. -So at 808 days, it feels like these were out so much longer.
I think I liked the Skybox card of Brad the most here. It’s just a solid image all across, and I love that they used the secondary Bears logo instead of the primary ‘C’. Both Score and Fleer used that same shot of Brad, so I had to get one of them autographed, but the Action Packed card really sticks out because Brad’s neck roll pad means he’s ready to do some major hitting.
Brad is also a powerful hitting runningback in the Nintendo game Tecmo Super Bowl.