Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

Los Angeles Express



The 1983 Los Angeles Express





LaRue Harrington - Running Back (Norfolk State)



LaRue Harrington entered the NFL as a 6th round pick (151st overall) of the San Diego Chargers in 1980. Harrington played 4 games for the Chargers in 1980 and carried the ball 4 times for -7 yards. He did not play in 1981 or 1982 and signed with the USFL's Los Angeles Express for their inaugural season. He led the Express in rushing in 1983 with 547 yards on 143 carries and a touchdown. Harrington also caught 32 passes for 259 yards for the 8-10 Express. Harrington would only see action in the season opener for the Express in 1984, carrying the ball 7 times for 28 yards and also adding 2 catches out of the backfield for 12 yards in a 27-10 loss to the Denver Gold. The Express used the same set of jerseys for the first two years of their existence. The team did not use nameplates originally, instead screening player names directly on the backs of the jerseys. Nameplates were used later in 1983 and 1984 to cover the original player's name when the jerseys were reissued to new players.






Brian Broomell - Quarterback (Temple)



Brian Broomell is in the Temple athletics Hall of Fame and led the Owls to a 28-17 victory over California in the 1979 Garden State Bowl. He once held several passing records at Temple although some have since fallen to Henry Burris and Lee Saltz as offenses opened up. Broomell spent 1980 and 1981 with the Edmonton Eskimos but was buried on the depth chart behind future Hall of Famers Warren Moon and longtime CFL veteran Tom Wilkinson. Broomell signed with the USFL’s Los Angeles Express and was placed on the team's developmental roster at the end of training camp in 1983 as a reserve to active roster QBs Tom Ramsey and Mike Rae. Broomell never saw action in the USFL regular season as he was released on May 26, 1983 to make room for linebacker John Barefield, who was acquired in a trade from the Denver Gold. After his release from the Express, Broomell returned to the CFL by signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and attended training camp and saw preseason action with them in 1983. Broomell was released by the Blue Bombers at the conclusion of training camp after the Bombers swung a deal with the British Columbia Lions to acquire quarterback John Fourcade. In the CFL, he completed 3 of 9 passes with 2 interceptions, all with the Eskimos. This jersey appears to have been shortened in length with the Champion tag re-sewn on the lower left front.







The 1984 Los Angeles Express Cheerleaders





Plenty of Good Seats Still Available!


According to the LA Times, the Express debuted before 34,002 fans in 1983. Average attendance in 1983 was 21,376 and dropped to 13,977 in 1984. In 1985, a losing Express team saw crowds so sparse in the 90,000 seat Coliseum that their final home game against the Outlaws was moved to a 5,500 seat stadium at tiny Pierce College. The Express sold out a 1985 preseason game there against Portland.





Tony Boddie - Running Back (Montana State)



Tony Boddie started his pro career by signing with the USFL's Los Angeles Express after his selection by the club in the 12th round (144th overall) of the 1983 USFL Draft. He saw the most action as a rookie in 1983 when he rushed for 403 yards on 109 carries and 3 touchdowns and caught 46 passes for 434 yards and 2 scores. In 1984, Boddie carried the rock only 16 times for 31 yards and added 20 receptions for 170 yards and a major. In the USFL's final season, Boddie wore this jersey which exhibits some decent game wear. He ran the ball 49 times for 208 yards and a TD and grabbed 17 passes for 124 yards and another score. Boddie was also often used as a kick returner by the Express in 1984 and 1985. Boddie was part of an exclusive group of players to play all three seasons with the Express. The others include DT George Achicha, G Mike Durrette, G Wayne Jones, DB Wymon Henderson, P Jeff Partridge, LB Danny Rich, TE Mike Sherrod, DT Eddie Weaver and WR Jojo Townsell.

After the USFL folded, Boddie was signed by the NFL's Denver Broncos. He suited up for one game in 1986, carrying the ball once for two yards. He played his final season in 1987 and played in 5 regular season games for the Broncos that year. Boddie rushed the ball 3 times for 7 yards and a score and added 9 catches for 85 yards. Boddie was also active for the playoffs as the Broncos made it to the Super Bowl.