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: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2014, C/o Home
Sent: Received: (days)
See Also: John Brantley ‘Rambo’
I had to work very hard to get John Brantley, since he has a very strong family line of football playing sons, and John III who plays quarterback for Florida sucks up the Google hits. I finally got an updated Meiselman list with John Sr.’s address, and shot the last card out I had of him. He’s still considered a legend at Georgia where he played college ball, but he is also well regarded for his time with the Birmingham Fire of the WLAF, of which he spent two seasons with.
After playing a season with the Fire, he returned to the NFL, but did not stick on the roster of Cardinals. It is said only some slim 3% of WLAF players stood a chance at returning to the NFL, His second season with the Fire was even more impressive than the first, as Brantley had 77 tackles, 2 sacks, and 3 fumble recoveries. Brantley became one of the few players that was able to make it back to the NFL however, sticking on the roster of the Washington Redskins for the 1992 season.
John has also been recognized by the Bulldogs for being an outstanding contributor to the Florida-Georgia rivalry and has been inducted to the rivalry game’s Hall of Fame.