Cards: Topps 1990, ProSet 1989, Action Packed 1990, Action Packed 1992
Acquired: TTM 2016, C/o Home
Sent: 6/20 Received: 7/1 (11 days)
Jeff Lageman was a force for Virginia playing both defensive end and linebacker for the Cavaliers. He was selected by the New York Jets during the loaded 1989 draft in the first round as a defensive end, but at 6’6″, 266 Jeff was considered undersized at the pro level for the position. Considered one of the early tweeners, Lageman played both defensive end and linebacker for New York. He played for the Jets through the 1995 season posting a respectable 330 tackles and 34.5 sacks.
He’d sign as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their inaugural year. The Jags played him exclusively at defensive end, where Lageman played the final 4 years of his career, retiring after the 1998 season due to injury.
A popular figure around Jacksonville, Jeff was able to leverage his football persona and combine that for his love for the outdoors on the radio. He’s done color commentary for football games and weekly features for the Jaguars.
Jeff signed these 4 cards for me in no time flat. He’s got some spectacular early cards. Even his Topps 1990 card was one of those rare action shots.
G/GS 122/118 TAC 411 SAC 47.0 FUM11
INT 1 YDS 15 AVG 15.0 TD 0 LG 15
Card: Sage Hit 2013, Donruss Elite 2013 (#11/99)
Acquired: 2015 Trade, Spoodog Box Break. 2016, EBay
Fleet footed Marquise Goodwin ended his career ranked 11th on the Texas all-time receptions list with 120 catches, and 2,776 career all-purpose yards. He posted career highs in receptions (33), receiving yards (421) and all-purpose yards (888) in 2011. Goodwin boosted his draft stock after playing in the 2013 Senior Bowl. He had five catches for 44 yards and returned two punts for 30 yards, leading all receivers in receptions. A track man, Goodwin set numerous career records at UT, culminating in winning the long jump title at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (27-4.25) and finishing 10th in the London Olympics. Despite his commitment to play football, Goodwin spends time actively promoting track and field in Texas.
Selected in the third round of the 2013 draft by the Buffalo Bills, Marquise had a decent rookie season, posting 17 receptions for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 59 yarder against the Chiefs. He also was utilized on special teams posting 16 kick returns for 351 yards. Goodwin’s career however has been marred by injury, missing 24 games in 3 seasons. Going into 2016- it was obvious that he was facing a make or break year. He responded with his best season as a pro posting 29 receptions for 431 yards and 3 TDs in 9 starts. The speed merchant also exposed Darrell Revis for an 84 yard TD.
Spoodog has met Goodwin quite a few times and had an extra Sage floating around that he threw in along with EJ Manuel for an autograph of mine that he wanted. Later I picked up this really nice Donruss Elite 2013 New Breed patch card for a bargain price.
Card: Sage 2006, Score 2009 Inscriptions Gold
Acquired: 2016, EBay
See Also: Slaton, Steve
Among the pantheon of Houston Texans runningbacks, I liked Steve Slaton only second to Domanick Davis. The dimunitive Slaton much like Davis also met his end in Houston due in part to injury. After having his neck fused and then a shoulder injury the following season, Slaton always seemed a bit more hesitant when hitting the hole. He was also limited to 3rd down back and kick return duties, after the emergence of Arian Foster. The Texans facing tough decisions, released the former RotY 3 games into the 2011 season. Slaton caught on immediately with the Miami Dolphins and finished the season with the team. Steve had tryouts with other teams, and eventually ended up heading North to the CFL in 2014.
Steve signed with the Toronto Argonauts and had a decent season for the Argos logging 94 carries for 510 yards and a TD. In addition Slaton had 46 receptions for 388 yards and 4 TDs. He’d retire after the season.
At last glance in 2016, Steve is training to be a culinary chef in Houston.
NFL 45/26 Rush 442 Yds 1896 Avg 4.3 Td 12 Lg 71t
Rec 100 Yds 8058 Avg 8.1 Td 5 Lg 46 |
Kr 42 Yds 852 Avg 20.3 Td 0 Lg 50
CFL Rush 94 Yds 510 Avg 5.4 TD 1 |
Rec 46 Yds 388 Avg 8.4 TD 4