Category Archives: Arena

Kubiak, Jim

Playoff Contenders 2000, #166

Card: Panini Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Jim Kubiak was a traditional dropback passer who played for Navy from 1991 to 1994.

  • Over 4 years he threw for 6008 yards (558/969) and 23 TDs. 

  • His career yardage and completion totals represented a school record.

  • Commitments to the Navy prevented him from playing immediately out of college.

  • As a member of the NFL, he was an off-season member of the Panthers (96), Colts (98-99), Jets (00), and Colts again (03).

  • Jim garnered extensive experience from his time in the World League playing for the Dragons (99) and Admirals (00).

  • Threw for 7 TDs and 2 INT for the Dragons in 99, and 4 TDs and 817 yards in 2000 for Amsterdam.

  • Over the next 5 years, Kubiak honed his skills in the Arena Football League, playing for the Buffalo Destroyers (01-02), Dallas Desperados (03), Detroit Fury (04), and Georgia Force (05).

  • Best year in the AFL came in ’03 with the Desperados, throwing for 4762 yards, 97TDs/17 Int, on 388 of 557 passing.

  • Spent the entire 2004 season on IR with the Fury. 

  • Retired after blowing out his knee early in the 2005 season with the Georgia Force, but worked in their front office in both 06 and 07.

  • After a few college stops, also worked with the Soul (05) and the Force (08-12) as their OC. 

NFLE

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AFL

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ACCOLADES:

  • 2nd Team All Arena 2003

NOTES:

Jim Kubiak is not related to Gary Kubiak. Kubiak spent time working as a color man for a few years in Buffalo for the Bills. Currently he is a director of the WNY QB Academy.

Humphrey, Bobby (2)

CARDS: Topps 1988, Score 1990, Fleer Stars & Stripes 1990, Fleer 1990
ACQUIRED: 2012, Akron Acquisition. 2021, Trade
FAILURE: TTM 2019, 2020, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:
I still have a few cards from the Akron Acquisition way way back in 2012 to post. Bryan had some easy to get TTMers at the time, and I didn’t have a solution to posting players I’d already acquired, so there’s a few of these still floating around in my drafts.

Anyway, I figured after I got him TTM again, I’d post these up with some other cards I had really wanted him to sign. I don’t go back to the well typically but once at least every 5 years, and most of the time it’s more like 10. Since I hadn’t gotten a response from him in 2019 or 2020, one of my friends sent the Fleer 90 of Bobby that I wanted for a set need in exchange for me sending him an autographed piece of memorabilia from Brian Orapko.

Unfortunately every time I’ve written Bobby since my success, I’ve failed, while others have succeeded. I may need a more novel approach to get those additional cards signed by him.

Adams, Stefon

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 9/4 Received: 9/15 (11 days)

A true ironman at East Carolina, Stefon Adams displayed athletic ability playing runningback, wide receiver, and defensive back over his time for the Pirates, from 1981 to 1984. He concluded his career at ECU with 47 receptions for 676 yards, 31 rushes for 123 yards and 3 TDs, and an interception for 20 yards.

Stefon was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 3rd round of the 1985 draft. Stefon played in 53 games for the Silver and Black. He was used primarily as a return man, with 30 punt returns for 240 yards and 60 kickoffs for 1,191 yards. Adams also recorded 2 interceptions for 40 yards and 6 fumble recoveries. He’d spend the 1990 season with the Browns and Dolphins.

In 1992, he played in the World League with the Sacramento Surge– winning World Bowl II with the team. He caught a giant pass from David Archer to sustain a drive on 3rd down, deep in their own territory against the San Antonio Riders in the Win or Go Home contest. Stefon went on to play in the Arena football league in 1994 and 1995 for the Charlotte Rage and then the Connecticut Coyotes, catching 26 passes for 391 yards and 6 TDs on offense, and 22 total tackles, 2 pass breakups, and 2 forced fumbles on defense. Adams concluded 1995 by playing for the Hamilton Tiger-cats in the CFL.

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