Nevada Hall of Famer Pat Brady's Funeral Set for Monday

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Funeral services are scheduled Monday for Pat Brady, whose booming punts for the Nevada Wolf Pack and Pittsburgh
Steelers remain part of football legend more than half century later.

Brady, a University of Nevada Hall of Famer, died Tuesday in Reno after a lengthy battle with lymphoma, he family said. He was 83.

Brady came to Nevada in 1949 as a quarterback and punter. In 1950, he set an NCAA record with a 99-yard punt in a game against Loyola, Calif.

He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in two years later, and led the league in punting in 1953 and 1954 before his career was ended by an injury.

In 1971, he was appointed Nevada State Printer. He also was a longtime executive at Reno Printing Co. and co-owner of the Bonanza