George Bradley - 1958 Football

 

´╗┐George Bradley was a standout football, basketball and baseball player for the Warriors before graduating in 1958. Bradley was the starting quarterback for Wayland his junior and seniors year with the Warriors going undefeated and winning the Class D state championship his junior season. He was an all-scholastic selection, an honorable mention All-America, and a captain his senior year.

In basketball, Bradley played guard and ended his career as a 1,000-point scorer. During his junior year, the Warriors went through the entire football and basketball season without losing a game. Wayland won the prestigious Tech Tournament that winter. He was also a team captain his senior year.

Bradley, who was also a captain during the spring, played catcher for the baseball team. Wayland had some strong teams on the diamond, but never won a league championship during Bradley's tenure at the school.

Bradley went to Boston University on a football scholarship when the Terriers played powers like Syracuse, Penn State, Kansas, and Boston College. He was switched to fullback from quarterback his sophomore year at BU.

Bradley retired from the Gillette Corporation after working for the company for nearly 30 years. "Ralph Salvati was the single most influential person in my life," said Bradley. "He was not only an outstanding football coach, but an outstanding individual. I truly benefitted from having outstanding teammates and outstanding coaching. Ralph Salvatti and Buzz Bowers were outstanding coaches."

He and his wife Joan are the parents of a daughter, Rea (19). He has four sons from a previous marriage: George (42), Paul (40), Keith (38), and Brian (33).