Card: Topps AAF 2019 Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o The Atlanta Falcons Sent: 4/18 Received: 6/20 (63 days)
Chris Odom played defensive end at Arkansas State from 2013-2016. Also renowned for his special teams prowess, Chris had quite the penchant for blocking field goals during his career. He’d finish with 87 total tackles, 23 tackles for loss, 15.5 sacks, 4 pass deflections, and 4 forced fumbles.
Chris signed with the Atlanta Falcons, after not being selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. A final cutdown candidate, Chris was claimed by the Packers and spent a year with the team logging 6 tackles. Later in 2018, he’d sign with the Salt Lake City Stallions of the AAF. Chris played in 8 games for the stacked Stallions defensive front. He’d post 10 total tackles and 2.5 sacks.
After the dissolution of the Alliance, Chris re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The next morning I dashed this card out the door that he signed in about two months. Chris was the first player in a 12 responses to request a copy of his trading card from me.
He’d join the Redskins practice squad in early September, and later be promoted to the active roster, where he saw action during Week 13. In 3 games he had 2 sacks, 19 total tackles, and 1 forced fumble. Currently he’s a free agent.
Card: Leaf draft 2019 Acquired: IP 2019, Longhorn Season Kickoff
Lil’ Jordan burst onto the scene for the Texas Longhorns in 2017 catching 37 passes for 431 yards and a TD during his Sophomore campaign. A human highlight reel for Texas, Lil’ Jordan had an even more impressive 2017- posting 86 receptions for 1176 yards and 9 touchdowns, and earning Big 12 Honorable Mention. He’d declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, but was not selected.
Humphrey signed as an undrafted free agent with the New Orleans Saints, and has been on and off the team’s practice squad through 2019.
Lil signed this card of his for me during the Longhorn Season kickoff with Charles Omenihu. There were very few cards of Lil produced, so I was happy to get this one signed after waiting in line for well over 2 hours. We talked for a minute and I told Lil not to cut his dreads as it was part of his marketing and style.
Jakobi Myers saw action for the NC State Wolfpack from 2015-2018. In his last year in Raleigh, Jakobi broke Torry Holt’s single season receiving record with 92 catches. He finished his college career with 168 catches for 1932 yards and 9 TDs. Myers was not selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, but was signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots. Myers was quite the surprise for the Patriots, who were short staffed at wide receiver. Over the course of the season he hauled in 26 catches for 359 yards.
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