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Earl Campbell

1979 Topps Set (Football)

Earl had the distinction of leading the NFL in rushing as a rookie last season. He is a rugged performer, very difficult to tackle, adding a much-needed dimension to Oilers' offensive attack. Earl won 1977 Heisman Trophy at Texas.

Earl is affiliated with a chewing tobacco firm.
Derrick Mason

2005 Topps Heritage Set (Football)

Derrick ships out to Baltimore in 2005 after an eight-year career in Tennessee, where he posted two of the four 95-catch-or-better seasons in team history. Since '02, only Marvin Harrison, Torry Holt and Hines Ward have more receptions.

Derrick's favorite sports hero is Jerry Rice.
Troy Aikman

1989 Pro Set Set (Football)

First pick in 1989 NFL draft...Considered by some to be best quarterback prospect since John Elway ...Possesses one of quickest releases in game... Very adept at getting ball to secondary receivers... Has enough speed and strength to pick up yardage on run...In only two years as Bruin, moved up to second on school's all-time passing lists for completions (406), yards (5,298), and touchdowns (41)... His college passing-efficiency rating of 149.7 is third best in NCAA history... Earned first-team All-America honors from The Sporting News, Football News, and UPI as senior last year. ..Set UCLA school record with 23 touchdown passes.. Transferred from run-oriented Oklahoma program in 1986.

Jim Taylor

1962 Topps Set (Football)

Jim led the N.F.L. and the world-champion Packers with 15 rushing touchdowns.

What club completed the most passes in one game? ANS: New York Giants - 36 completions in 1948.
George Blanda

1964 Topps Set (Football)

George has performed like a super-star every year that he has been in the American Football League. His strong, accurate arm has guided the Oilers to three division and two league titles in four years. He set an A.F.L. mark in 1961 when he passed for 3,340 yards, including 36 touchdown tosses. He is a double threat as a kicker, considered by many as the finest at getting the extra point.

Who was known as the "Galloping Ghost"? Red Grange of Illinois
Visco Grgich

1951 Bowman Set (Football)

Picked off a Ram pass last year and returned it 37 yards. Won All-America Conference all-league honors as guard in 1949. Named to National Conference team for NFL All-Star game, Jan. 1951. All-Service mention for 2nd Air Force, 1943, and 4th Air Force, 1944-45. Played tackle on Santa Clara freshman team in 1942. Studying for master's degree at the University of Washington.

Vince Ferragamo

1979 Topps Set (Football)

Vince's first taste of NFL competition came in the final game of the 1977 season. He entered game with Rams trailing, 17-0, and he proceeded to throw two 4th-quarter touchdown passes nearly pulling off win vs. Redskins.

Vince's high school football coach was his brother, Chris.
Santonio Holmes

2008 Topps Set (Football)

Santonio has been stretching defenses throughout his two NFL seasons. His 18.1 yards per reception led the NFL in 2007, and his 17.5 career mark ranks sixth all time (100+ catches) in Pittsburgh. His biggest play so far has been an 83-yarder on the first play from scrimmage in a 41-24 road victory over the St. Louis Rams on December 20, 2007.

Kendrick Bourne

2021 Score Set (Football)

Bourne chronicled his 2020 offseason on his Instagram @bournepoly11 - allowing fans a sneak peek into how he grinds. During the season, the wideout watched his hard work pay off, as he showcased his skills in front of a nationally televised audience and tallied career highs in receptions (49) and receiving yards (667).

Rob Johnson

1995 Score Set (Football)

A superb athlete who also was drafted to pitch for the Twins, Rob is extremely accurate on short-and medium-range passes. Big, smart and strong, he has a quick release and a nice, soft touch.

Michael Pittman, Jr.

2022 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

Colts running back Jonathan Taylor gave his scouting report on Pittman in 2021, saying, "It seems like Pitt, he just goes into kind of a beast mode kind of deal. When the ball's in his hands, he's like, 'No one is stopping me' and if the ball's in the air, he's like, 'This ball is mine,' or it's a Pl."

Charlie Ane

1955 Bowman Set (Football)

A powerfully built youngster who is at home at any position in the Lions' line is Charlie Ane, a former USC star. Regular offensive tackle in '54 but may be switched to center for '55 campaign. Played in 1953 Rose Bowl as Trojans downed Wisconsin. Native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Key performer in Detroit's '55 rebuilding plans. Married.

Von Miller

2015 Score Set (Football)

The pass-rushing beast helped the Broncos run away from the rest of the AFC West by tallying seven sacks during an impressive four-game winning streak from Weeks 5-8. Miller, who finished with 14 sacks, was an integral piece of a Denver defense that was three points stingier per game in 2014 than 2013.

Justin Smith

2013 Topps Set (Football)

Dispelling rumors of retirement, "Cowboy" returns to hunt down a fifth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance.

AFC Passing Leader: Warren Moon

1993 Fleer Set (Football)

Despite missing five games with a fracture of the upper arm, Houston's Warren Moon still finished among AFC leaders in many categories. The perfect field general for the rigorous "Run 'n Shoot" offense, Moon finished the 1992 season as the AFC's top rated passer with an 89.3 mark. The man with the ageless arm also finished fifth in completions (224), second in the AFC in completion percentage (64.7%) and third in TD tosses (18). While leading the AFC's top-ranked passing attack, Moon made the most of all opportunities. He paced the conference by throwing a TD every 5.2 passes, proving not only that he could still perform but that, despite the development of an Oiler running game in the person of Lorenzo White, the "Run 'n Shoot" was still a fully loaded gun with the most lethal gunslinger in the East or West with his finger on the trigger.

Tony Adamle

1951 Bowman Set (Football)

Returned 4 kickoffs for 53 yards in 1950. Recovered four of opponents' fumbles. Played fullback in freshman year at Ohio State. Spent 312 years in Army Air Force. Played center on return to college for sophomore season. Turned pro in 1947. Returned to his studies at end of each grid campaign until he got degree. Switched back to fullback in pro ball. Soon became outstanding linebacker.

John Johnson

1957 Topps Set (Football)

A welcome addition to the Browns this season is John Johnson. In '56 with the 49ers he was the third highest Ground Gainer with his shifty, hard driving style and also grabbed 8 passes.

John also set schoolboy cage, track records. He plans to be a coach after grid career.
Kendall Fuller

2021 Score Set (Football)

Good luck throwing against Washington. In 2020, the team allowed the second-fewest passing yards in the league. thanks in some part to Fuller. The physical cornerback is capable of taking away half the field with tight-coverage and ball-hawking speed. He recorded 11 pass deflections and four interceptions in 2020.

Luis Sharpe

1992 Topps Set (Football)

Sharpe has proven over time to be one of the finest lineman to ever don the Cardinals uniform. He has started 32 consecutive games and has missed just two non-strike contests in 10-year NFL career. He caught the lone pass of his NFL career, a one-yard touchdown reception in 1990 against the NY Giants. Sharpe is a superb athlete and a leader on the field. He's generally considered among the best linemen to ever play in the Pacific-10 Conference, while at UCLA. He's capable of playing with finesse or the physical game depending upon the situation.

Mitchell Trubisky

2017 Panini Classics Set (Football)

In addition to the four active coin-producing mints (Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, West Point, N.Y.), a temporary one took up residence in Chapel Hill in 2016. Trubisky spent his lone season as the starter delivering dimes to his teammates and putting the ball on the money.

George Ratterman

1950 Bowman Set (Football)

Broke into pro football with Buffalo Bills. Helped raise them from cellar club to contender with passing, generalship and deceptive handling. One of game's best long passers. Played quarterback for Notre Dame. Won letters in basketball, baseball, tennis. Off-season student for law degree. Plays piano professionally.

DeWitt Coulter

1950 Bowman Set (Football)

While "Tex" Coulter was at West Point, he was rated as one of the game's all-time greatest tackles. It was as such that he made nearly every All-America in 1945. In his third pro year (1948) with the Giants, he was switched to center. He proved as capable there as at his former position. A highly respected offensive threat.

Derrick Alexander

1996 Score Set (Football)

Tall and rangy, Derrick is an excellent athlete who has quick feet, sizzling 4.4 speed and a burst out of his cuts. In addition, he makes a big target, has sure hands, makes the tough catch in traffic and runs well in the open field. All of these sterling qualities made Derrick an NFL All-Rookie in '94 as he led the Browns in receptions and receiving yardage. In '95, he ran a punt back 69 yards for a TD against the Bills.

Terry McLaurin

2021 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

For most receivers, a 1,000-yard season is a big deal. McLaurin, who reached the milestone for the first time in 2020, was more concerned with his team's success. "As long as we're winning, I don't really care about anything else," he said. The attitude was part of the reason he was also named a captain during his second campaign.

Bob Lilly

1970 Topps Set (Football)

Bob topped off another out standing season in 1969 by being selected to The Sporting News NFL-East All-Star team and the Hall of Fame All-Pro All-Star team. In high school Bob made All-State teams as a football end and in basketball. An All-American tackle at TCU where he was a two-time All-Southwestern Conference choice, Bob played both ways with defense his specialty. He appeared in the College All-Star game. The first round draft choice of Dallas in 1961, Bob started his career as an end and moved to tackle after first season.

Bob's nickname at TCU was "The Purple Cloud".
Steve McNair

2003 Topps Set (Football)

Divisional Playoffs: Weekly Wrap Up: McNair was huge in the clutch for the Titans as they edged the Steelers, 34-31, in overtime in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game in Nashville on January 11. He passed for 338 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another in the contest, and set up the winning field goal in overtime with back-to-back completions covering 53 yards to Justin McCareins.

Drew Pearson

1975 Topps Set (Football)

The Cowboys' leading receiver in 1974, Drew ranked 2nd in NFC behind Charley Young of Eagles. Was 3rd in overall NFL ratings. Signed as free agent after being passed in the 1973 college draft, he was surprise of season. By end of year he was starting and catching TD passes.

Isaiah Spiller

2022 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

Texas A&M played an SEC-only schedule in 2020. With a chance to prove himself against elite competition, Spiller aced it. The rusher romped for 174 yards against Florida, 134 against LSU and 120 at Auburn to highlight a scintillating sophomore campaign against the elite college conference.

A.J. Bouye

2020 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

The Saints passing attack is so sharp that it can cut up any secondary. Well, almost any secondary. Bouye did a first-rate job of keeping New Orleans' aerial game in check in Week 6 during 2019. The cornerback allowed only two receptions for 12 yards. It was a reminder of his status as an elite defender.

Rick Casares

1955 Bowman Set (Football)

All Service and all-Army fullback last fall with Fort Jackson, S. C. Regarded as greatest athlete in University of Florida history. Starred at fullback, halfback and quarterback. Great runner, blocker, pass receiver, punter, passer and place kicker. Averaged better than 6 yards per try in Service football, gaining 569 yards in 92 attempts.

Anthony Munoz

1988 Topps Set (Football)

Anthony was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl Team for the 7th consecutive year in 1987. A member of the AP First Team All-Pro Squad, his mental preparation & frame of mind entering each game continues to improve. Anthony possesses mammoth size & unusual speed & quickness. He's NFL's premier performer at his tackle position with blocking capabilities.

David Tyree

2007 Score Set (Football)

While the Giants came up on the losing end of a 42-30 decision at Seattle in Week 3 of 2006. Tyree more than did his part. He caught five passes for 72 yards and a TD.

Dan Marino

1984 Topps Set (Football)

Dan is a classic dropback quarterback with a rifle arm and quick release. He was accorded All-Pro recognition last season and was named to Pro Football Weekly's All-Rookie Team. Dan is adept at reading defenses & picking up blitzes.

Dan first became a quarterback in 4th grade Pee Wee league.
Ken Jackson

1954 Bowman Set (Football)

A real, hard-rock Texan, big Ken came into his own late in the 1953 campaign and is counted on as a regular with the Colts this year. He can play either guard or tackle on both offense and defense. Was an All-America selection in college. Won All-Service honors in 1951 while in the Navy. Hobby is training dogs. In the finance business during the off-season. Married. Ken should have his finest year in 1954.

Officials Signals: Touchdown, Field Goal or Successful Try: Both arms extended above head.
Natrone Means

2013 Fleer Retro Set (Football)

Means led the ACC in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 1991 and in total touchdowns in 1992.

Donnie Shell

1979 Topps Set (Football)

Donnie experienced the unique feat of receiving a pass and intercepting one in the same game for Steelers vs. Chargers in 1975. He covers the run as good as any safety in pro football.

Donnie has a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling.
Chase Young

2022 Panini Legacy Set (Football)

The rest of the NFC East caught a bit of a breather when Washington saw Young end his season after only 10 games in 2021. It'll be back to normal in 2022 and beyond. The disruptive defensive end will be back to chasing Cowboys, Eagles and Giants and making an impact in the race for the top of the heap.