Card: Sage 2017
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker
Josh Atkinson put up solid numbers for the University of Tulsa. In 2015 he had 76 receptions for 1071 yards and 5 touchdowns- one of them going 80 yards to paydirt. He had equally impressive numbers in 2016 recording 78 receptions for 1058 yards and 8 touchdowns from QB Dane Evans. Atkinson ran a 4.64 40, and with the knock he was from a ‘small school’ wasn’t selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. I hope he continues his football career. I think that he’d make a good fit for the Arena Football League or one of its competitors.
I like this card of Josh a lot. The photo is well placed in the composition, and the highlighted area is a nice touch to really emphasize the autograph.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade
Isiah Myers played for the Washington St Cougars from 2011 to 2014. His numbers grew for the most part every year climaxing in his senior campaign, when he was on the Bilitnikoff Watch List. There Isiah put up 78 receptions for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns. Both his receptions and touchdown numbers are top 3 single game records in school history. His best game however came against Portland State in 2014, when Isiah hauled in 11 passes for 227 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 55 yard grab.
Myers was not selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. His size (6’0″, 188) and average pro day may have worked against him. I was surprised to see that he didn’t apply his trade to the Arena leagues, however currently Isiah is putting his Sociology degree to good use in Florida.
Card: Leaf Rookies 2012
Acquired: 2012, Box Breaker
Kevin Koger was an honorable mention All Big 10 tight end for the Michigan Wolverines. Quickly in his freshman season he established himself as a go to guy and proved it by taking his first reception to the house 26 yards. He’d end up starting 31 of 46 games over his career and was the team captain for the offense in 2011. In that final year at Michigan, Kevin hauled in 23 receptions for 244 yards and 4 touchdowns. With good size (6’4″, 258), attitude, and work ethic, Kevin was thought to sneak in somewhere between the 5th and 7th round of the 2012 draft. His skills as a pass catcher in an heavy run oriented offense hurt his stock somewhat, but an Achilles tear did him in, sidelining him for 6 to 8 months afterwards, scaring teams away completely. After receiving surgery, Kevin remains optimistic to be signed by an NFL team once he completes his rehabilitation. In the meantime he’s been spotted coaching football at Saline High School in Michigan.