Francis Bradley ’57 Inducted 1995

Baseball, Basketball, and Football

Francis   Bradley

A three-sport letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball, Fran Bradley made his mark on the football field where he was a part of one of the most prolific offensive units in Gustavus history. Bradley, a halfback, teamed with Roger Carlson (fullback), Tom Zweiner (quarterback), and Haldo Norman (end) to lead a Gustie offense that outscored its opponents 430-114 in 1951 and 1952. Bradley earned all-conference honors in each of his freshman and sophomore campaigns. On the basketball court, Bradley played regularly at guard as a defensive specialist and in baseball he was a starting outfielder. Military service interrupted Fran's athletic career in 1953 as he was drafted into the Army. After serving 18 months with the Ilth Airborne Division, Bradley returned to Gustavus; however, an injury suffered during his military service ended his playing career.

Earning a degree in business administration in 1957, Bradley was self-employed for 23 years as owner of three Midas Muffler franchises in the Twin Cities area. Fran and his wife, Marge, who reside in St. Louis Park, have three children, Adam, Gil, and Stephen.