An 8th round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1990, Thomas ‘TD’ Woods played college ball for the Tennessee Volunteers from 1986-1989. At 5’6″, 182 TD was one of the smallest speedsters to hit the gridiron. He caught 124 passes for 1617 yards and 7 TDs, and 60 punt returns for 656 yards and a TD as well. After not making the final roster of the squad, TD was selected by the Barcelona Dragons of the WLAF. In 1991 he caught 20 passes for 223 yards, returned 13 kicks for 263 yards, and returned 9 punts for 123 yards.
In 1992, Woods became the primary receiver after the departure of Gene Taylor. He caught 51 passes for 546 yards, and a barn burning 86 yard TD. Thomas was also the primary punt returner, with 19 punt returns for 147 yards.
He returned to Tennessee and finished out his degree in 1996. Since that point, TD has spent a lot of time at the college level as a wide receivers coach for Appalachian State, Western Carolina, Mississippi, Jacksonville State, Tulane, and Eastern Illinois.
TD has two cards in the Ultimate World League 1992 set. I had hoped he’d sign both of his cards, but I was happy to get one of two out of him, after searching high and low for years, for his address.
Cards: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Top Notch Signature Select Acquired: TTM 2018, C/o Home Sent: 9/15/18 Received: 1/13/20 (487 days) See Also: Bill Bradley ‘Super Bill’
Bill Bradley signed my custom card of him, and also sent back the extra with more inscriptions upon it. A solid return, he wrote me a nice note with a full page of additional inscriptions and thanked me for being a fan and putting this website together with my shrines to the multiple leagues.
I hadn’t seen Bill since he appeared in Austin for the Upper Deck set signing back in 2011. In the meantime, while he was coaching at Lamar (2012-2014) I found this Upper Deck Legends card I really wanted to get him on, but I opted not to try him through the mail yet.
Bill’s secondary in the AAF was an exciting unit to watch and led the league in turnovers. His coaching legacy now also includes the AAF Defensive Player of the Year Derron Smith, and a bevvy of players who were signed to NFL, Arena, and XFL rosters.
Card: Wild Card World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home Sent: 5/9 Received: 5/16 (7 days)
Eric Lindstrom played for Boston College where he was a starter for 3 years. He was listed as a defensive end, but clocking in at 6’3″, 230, he was probably an outside linebacker/ tweener, who played a fair amount of time with his hand in the dirt. Eric finished with 4 interceptions for 59 yards, and competed in two bowl games during his college career. He joined the WLAF in 1991, and went to play ball for his college coach Jack Bicknell, and the Barcelona Dragons.
In 1991, Eric had 4 sacks, 26 tackles, and a pick for the stingy Dragons defense at outside linebacker. He returned to the WLAF in 1992, and led the team with 7 sacks as the Dragons won the European Division. Afterwards he signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. Lindstrom made 2 tackles, and an interception for 86 yards that he took for a TD during his brief time in the league. After a brief hiatus, (while the World League was reorganizing) Eric returned to play for the league one more time in 1995 adding a final sack to his resume.
After tracking down Eric, he signed his Wild Card in about a week, and wrote me a nice note thanking me for being such a big fan.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.