Casey Weldon played QB at Florida State from 1988-91.
Came into his own as a starter in his Senior season, throwing for 2527 yards and 22 TDs on 189 completions (313 attempts).
In 1992, was a 4th round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Played for the Bucs from 1993-96.
Saw limited playing time over those years, most extensively in 1995, completing 42 of 91 passes for 519 yards and a TD.
Played for the Barcelona Dragons that same year, throwing for 543 yards and 3 TDs on 41 of 91 passes.
Threw a memorable 70 yard TD pass to fellow Buccaneer Tyree Davis against the Monarchs.
Was on the roster of the Chargers (’97), and Redskins (’98-’00) but didn’t see any playtime.
Joined the XFL 2001 as a member of the Birmingham Thunderbolts.
Had best season as a pro throwing for 1228 yards and 7 TDs on 102 completions (164 attempts), but injuries ended his season and his carer.
Has gone into coaching since retirement.
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award 1992
I failed on getting Casey back in 2019. I think I flushed a Loaded Cannon card, but that’s okay. After doing some research I tracked down a good address for him and shot these two cards out earlier in 2022. I was a bit disappointed when someone else who sent to him later than me stole my thunder and got him back first, but the TTM gods granted me their favor and finally I got Casey in the mail. The Classic is a bit smeared but no big deal. It was the Topps XFL 2001 that I was truly after.
James Butler played RB for 3 years at Nevada from 2014-16.
He ran for over 1300 yards and 10 TDs in both 2015 and 2016.
Transferred to Iowa for Senior year in 2017.
Undrafted in 2018, but was a member of the Raiders practice squad.
Signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2019 but was cut at the end of camp.
Returned to Raiders practice squad for the 2019 season but was not resigned.
Joined the XFL Houston Roughnecks Run N Shoot attack for the 2020 season.
Was a spark at RB for the Roughnecks, both on the ground and as a receiving threat.
Carried the ball 46 times for 221 yards (4 TDs) to go along with 11 catches for 42 yards and a TD
After scoring a TD in a home game against the St Louis Battlehawks, jumped into crowd creating a celebration dubbed, “The Houston Hop”.
COVID ended the XFL 2020, but James rejoined the CFL- with the BC Lions.
Rushed for 497 yards on 101 carries (2 TDs) and caught 39 passes for 243 yards and a TD in 2021.
Had first 1,000 yard effort in 2022 rushing for 1060 yards on 210 carries while also catching 53 passes for 384 yards for the Lions.
Well I had season tickets to the Roughnecks and of 3 games that they were able to play I was able to attend 2 of them before COVID knocked the league out. I went with my friend Kevin to the game, and with our endzone seats, I was able to engineer a guest star on James Butler’s Houston Hop, as I muscled my way in at the end of the highlight film. Look at that Legends jersey! Long live the AAF!
Over 4 years at Baylor, Paris, Tx native Jordan Williams started 26 games at LB for the Bears from 2016-2019.
He finished his career in Waco with 208 tackles, 19.5 for a loss, 3.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one recovery.
His best season for the Bears came in 2019, when he had 90 tackles, 9.5 for a loss, and 1.5 sacks.
He also picked off three passes, had 11 passes defended, and forced two fumbles.
After the 2020 NFL draft, he signed with the Atlanta Falcons.
Jordan was selected by the San Antonio Brahmas in the XFL 2023 Supplemental Draft.
He had a banner year for the Brahmas stingy defense, leading the league with 89 total tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and a pick.
In 5 of the 10 contests he started for the team, he had 10 or more tackles.
After the 2023 season concluded he was invited to camp with the Carolina Panthers as an inside linebacker.
After the final game against the Defenders, I stayed in the stadium as long as I could to get autographs. I had all the customs I had designed, but only managed to get TJ Vasher. -Still before he left, I flagged down Jordan, who called me, “The card guy,” and said that, “He had to go into the locker room to change and would be back out later.”
Unfortunately that didn’t happen, but he responded to me on Twitter and offered to sign the card for me. I sent him a few to keep and crossed my fingers. It took him about a month but it was well worth it, as he apologized for the wait, signed the card and included a nice note that his mom really liked the cards as well!
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.