February 18, 2009

Marcus Brady - Hall of Fame Inductee

Feb. 18, 2009

Northridge, Calif. - Marcus Brady (1998-01) is considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest football players in Cal State Northridge history.

Because of his outstanding exploits on the football field while a member of the Matador football team, Brady is one of four former Matador student-athletes, two former Cal State Northridge head coaches, and one NCAA championship team that will be formally inducted during Matador Hall of Fame ceremonies on March 1 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills.

Brady started all four seasons at quarterback and his statistics are still outstanding even by today's standards. Brady held five NCAA Division 1-AA passing records, five Matador career passing records, gained All-American honors, and his passing statistics are still ranked in the Top-10 in the Big Sky Conference record book.

"I am honored to be inducted into the Matador Hall of Fame," said Brady, who has played in the Canadian Football League for the past seven seasons, and played for Montreal in the 2008 Grey Cup championship game. "The five years I spent at Northridge provided me with some great memories. I'd like to thank all my teammates whom I went to battle with on the field, and became very good friends with off the field. I'd also like to thank my many coaches I encountered that helped me become a better football player which resulted in my continued success."

Brady will join Brian Heinle (basketball, 1997-01), Jeff Kubiak (swimming, 1985-87) and Beth Onestinghel-Woll (softball, 1985-88) into this year's class of Hall of Fame inductees.

The two former head coaches are Marwan Ass'ad (men's soccer, 1983-98) and Dr. Barbara Swerkes (track & field, 1972-80).

The 1970 Matador baseball team, which won the NCAA Division II national championship in 1970, will also be inducted.

The 2009 inductees join 99 other distinguished members of the Cal State Northridge Athletic Hall of Fame.

On Thursday, Brian Heinle, one of the all-time great basketball players in Matador history, will be profiled.

Matador Memo
If you would like more information on the Hall of Fame luncheon on March 1, please contact Megan Marconi Norman at 818-677-3208 or at megan.norman@csun.edu

Marcus Brady - Football (1998-01)
*** Arguably the greatest football player in school history
*** Gained All-American honors as a quarterback
*** Holds all five Cal State Northridge career passing records
*** Made 43 consecutive starts in four seasons
*** Held five NCAA Division 1-AA passing records
*** Was tenth all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career passing yards (9,217) - 12,572 in four seasons
*** Eighth all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career passing yards per game (276.48 yards per game, 3 seasons) - 292.4 yards per game in four seasons
*** Sixth all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career total offense (9,454 yards, 3 seasons) - 13,188 yards in four seasons
*** Was fourth all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career total yards per game (289.6. 3 seasons) - 306.7
*** Was seventh all-time in the Big Sky Conference in career passing touchdowns (75, 3 seasons) - 109

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