Free agent quarterback signs with Packers

Quarterback Marcus Brady of Cal State Northridge signed a free agent contract with the Green Bay Packers today.<p>

Brady (6-foot, 191-pounds) led the nation by averaging 363.2 yards passing per game in 2001. In the process, he closed out his collegiate career as his school's all-time leader in almost every passing category - completions (1,039), attempts (1,680), percentage (61.8), yards (12,479) and touchdowns (109). All are likely to remain all-time Cal State Northridge records, the institution having dropped football as a competitive sport since the 2001 season ended. Brady's attempts and completions totals also were all-time NCAA Division I-AA records.

Brady, a San Diego native, also threw 34 touchdown passes last year, a school single-season record, while passing for a career-high 3,355 yards, based on 257 completions in 428 attempts, and posting seven 300-yard games. Author of 18 300-yard games overall, he also has been a durable performer, making 43 consecutive starts for Northridge.

Earlier, Brady was a three-sport star at Samuel F.B. Morse High School in San Diego, lettering twice in football, twice in baseball and once in basketball, helping his team win back-to-back conference (Eastern League) football championships in 1995 and 1996.

Brady becomes the fifth quarterback on the Packers' roster, joining Brett Favre, Doug Pederson, Josh Heupel and fifth-round draftee Craig Nall of Northwestern (La.) State.

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