Card: Ultimate WLAF 1992
Acquired: In person 1991, San Antonio Riders v. Sacramento Surge
Tom was initially a finance major at Ohio but found himself pursuing the sport of football. After not making the roster of the Buffalo Bills in 1990, Tom would be signed by the Sacramento Surge in 1991 and paired across from All World Safety Greg Coauette.
In1992, he’d win a ring in World Bowl II, wearing the helmet cam while facing up against the no-huddle spread offense of the Orlando Thunder. He’d also wear the helmet cam against the San Antonio Riders. (I wonder if there’s extra footage somewhere of him signing a card for me after the game with the cam still on?) After the league folded North American operations in 1992, Gerhart signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, suiting up for 1 game but soon thereafter joined the Sacramento Gold Miners in 1994 in the retooled CFL USA. Tom was a traditional inline safety, and his best work was close to the line of scrimmage. He’d continue to play in the CFL over the next few years with the Texans, where he had a career high 6 sacks, and also the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he contributed a career high 84 tackles. He retired after playing one game for the Eskimos in 1998.
G/Gs N/a Tac N/a Sac 1 Fum N/a
Int 3 Yds 11 Avg 3.8 Td 0 lg 8