Vick, Roger

Cards: Proset 1989, Score 1990
Acquired: In Person 1992, San Antonio Riders v. Orlando Thunder
Failure: TTM 2010, C/o home

I knew that Roger (who had played collegiately locally at Texas A&M) had a really nice ProSet card in 1989, so when he signed with the Orlando Thunder of the WLAF, I dug the card out of my collection and stumbled upon the Score 1990 card as well.After the Thunder throttled the Riders in San Marcos I would get Vick’s autographs on these cards as he left the dressing room.

The offensive MVP of the Aggies for the 1987 Cotton Bowl, Roger Vick was a strong fullback with a nose for the endzone, who was drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft by the New York Jets. The blocking back primarily for underrated Freeman McNeil, he’d play for them through 1989 scoring 12 touchdowns, and then briefly with the Eagles in 1990 before sitting out a year in 1991. In 1992, he was drafted by the Orlando Thunder which ran a spread offense- so to me he was a head scratcher on their team, but Vick would come out firing on all cylinders, finishing second on the team in rushing behind teammate Darryl Clack on the league’s #2 rushing offense. Unfortunately the league would fold North American operations after 1992.  Since retirement, the consensus is that Roger Vick is Texas A&M’s best fullback in the college’s storied history. I sent off for his autograph in early April to where he lived in Houston, but the 2 cards came back RTS in early May. Below are his WLAF statistics.

Games 10    Att 116     Yds 458     Avg 3.9     Td 4   Lg 30  |   Rec 8    Yds 48   Avg 6.0    Td 0   Lg 16