Cards: Score 2009, TNT UFL 2011
Acquired: TTM 2014, C/o Home
Sent: 4/11 Received: 4/17 (6 days)
Failure: TTM 2013, C/o Home
See Also: Dominic Rhodes
Dominic had signed previously TTM for me, and asked for a copy of the UFL customs I had done. It took me a while to get around to printing them out and I sent to Rhodes back in June of last year. The problem was Dominic had moved and the UFL had gone on indefinite ‘hiatus’. I tried contacting him both through Twitter and his foundation, but had no luck. It finally took me getting a new Meiselman list to track down Dom’s latest address in North Texas. Since I was having to go a bit out of my way to find him, I enclosed an extra or two to get signed. He responded in about a week personalizing the cards and wishing that the cards found me well, and quoted Bible scripture to me:
Phil 4:13 – I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
Pretty cool, I just wish that the inscrpition was underneath his autograph. -Instead he wrote it on the card sleeve. While not the most pious or religious person, I do like it when players put scripture on their autograph. It tells me a bit about what they are thinking or what is going on in their lives.
Dominic returned to the UFL for the league’s swan song in 2012.
With the league imploading after 4 games, Dominic finished as the unquestioned career leading rusher of the UFL. He completed the season with 63 carries for 219 yards and a TD. Rhodes has been working out agressively and staying in shape, hoping for another shot with another team, but the odds of him getting the chance, at the age of 35 are now are slim. It’s a shame because there is little wear and tear on the former Super Bowl Champion’s legs at all.
Unfortunately the UFL didn’t do a good job of tracking the numbers of their 2011 and 2012 seasons, however here are both Dominic’s NFL and UFL statistics I was able to cobble together:
NFL: G/Gs 99/33 Rush 814 Yds 3286 Avg 4.0 Td 26 Lg 77 |
Rec 147 Yds 1027 Avg 7.0 Td 4 Lg 29
Kr 147 Yds 3374 Avg 23.0 Td 2 Lg 88t
UFL: G/Gs 18/18 Rush 269 Yds 1180 Avg 4.4 Td 16 Lg 65t
Rec 12 Yds 115 Avg 9.6 Td 1 Lg 22
Kr 12 Yds 260 Avg 21.6 Td 0 Lg N/a