As a competitive athlete, Bradley Faircloth played football and basketball at Greensboro Senior High before going to Duke and playing freshman football in 1948. Faircloth is still regarded as one of the top officials and holds the distinction of working a state championship in football, basketball, and baseball and the 1965 Shrine Bowl. Faircloth worked as an official for 25 years, including 17 with the ACC, and called more than 200 games, including the 1983 Cotton Bowl and several other bowl games. In 1983, Faircloth became the ACC Supervisor of Football Officials and served in that capacity through 1998 while also handling Associate Commissioner duties. Faircloth was the 1964 General Chairman of the Greater Greensboro Open, 1970 Sports Council President, a founder of the Little Four Invitational and Chairman of the Host Committee for the 1974 NCAA Basketball Championship. Faircloth has won many civic and national awards and is a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.