Card: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011
Acquired: 2020, EBay
A baseball and football wonder in high school, Texas won in the derby to get quarterback Shea Morenz where he’d play for the Longhorns from 1992-1995, and also be featured in right field for the baseball team. After redshirting out 1992, Shea set season and game Texas records for most attempts by a Freshman, while leading the squad to a share of the SWC Championship. In 1994, he’d split time in a two headed rotation with QB James Brown, but still managed to throw 12 TDs to 5 interceptions.
On his UT career, Shea was 312 of 579 for 3774 yards and 25 TDs to 24 int. After graduating from UT, Shea was selected in the first round of the 1995 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. He’d spend 4 years in their farm system and a year with the San Diego Padres before retiring.
Morenz returned to school where he got his Masters in Business Administration, and is currently the President of a Mineral Holding Group. He is also a very active University of Texas alum.