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Shelley, Jason ‘$helly’

Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, #174

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played at Central State (OH) starting 1995 and 96.
  • Caught 58 passes for 991 yards and 12 TDs in 1996, earning NIAA All-American Honorable Mention.
  • Played 4 seasons in the WLAF/ NFLE.
  • Joined the Galaxy in 1997, catching 18 passes for 227 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Signed with the Amsterdam Admirals in 1998, and played the next 3 seasons there.
  • Had best season in 2000 with 43 receptions for 590 yards and 8 TDs.
  • Signed by the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in 2001.
  • Played from 2002-08 in the Arena Football League.
  • Spent majority of career with Dallas Desperados (2002-06).
  • Best year came in 2004 with 105 receptions for 1309 yards and 23 TDs.
  • In 2007, split time between the Nashville Kats and Columbus Destroyers, retiring after the 08 season.
  • Played both ways in Arena football (WR/CB) recording 4 interceptions, 97 tackles, and 2 fumble recoveries over career.

NOTES:

Given nickname ‘money’ because teammates said his hands were like money in NFLE. As you can see in his autograph he’s worked a ‘$’ into his signature as well.

NFLE

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ARENA

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Powlus, Ron

2000 Playoff Contenders, #173

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, Topps 2000, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000, Bowman 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations
TTM, 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 8/2 RECEIVED: 8/23 (21 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Ron Powlus played QB for Notre Dame from 1994-97.

  • He finished his career 558/969 for 7602 yards with 57 TDs to 27 INT.

  • At the time of his graduation he held 20 school passing records, breaking many that had been held by Joe Montana.

  • Undrafted in 1998, Ron signed with the Tennessee Oilers but did not make the squad.

  • The following season he spent the preseason with the Detroit Lions.

  • In 2000, Ron was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • He’d be shipped to the NFLE and played for the Amsterdam Admirals.

  • Ron had a solid season has Amsterdam’s starter, throwing for 1784 yards and 13 TDs, while rushing for 77 yards and a TD.

  • After a few years away from the game, Ron went into coaching and has had stops with Notre Dame, Akron and Kansas as a positional coach.

  • As of 2022, he works in the front office at Notre Dame as the associate athletics director and sport administrator for the Fighting Irish.

NOTES:

With renewed vigor I have begun assembling the autographs of the members of the NFLE to pair with their member teams. Ron had quite a few cards and I was lucky to get him on all of them (Bowman, Topps, Leaf) in one shot TTM. I like all 3 of the sets, but I tend to lean a bit more towards the Leaf set.

2000 Bowman Chrome, #164 2000 Topps, #348

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Kubiak, Jim

Playoff Contenders 2000, #166

Card: Panini Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Jim Kubiak was a traditional dropback passer who played for Navy from 1991 to 1994.

  • Over 4 years he threw for 6008 yards (558/969) and 23 TDs. 

  • His career yardage and completion totals represented a school record.

  • Commitments to the Navy prevented him from playing immediately out of college.

  • As a member of the NFL, he was an off-season member of the Panthers (96), Colts (98-99), Jets (00), and Colts again (03).

  • Jim garnered extensive experience from his time in the World League playing for the Dragons (99) and Admirals (00).

  • Threw for 7 TDs and 2 INT for the Dragons in 99, and 4 TDs and 817 yards in 2000 for Amsterdam.

  • Over the next 5 years, Kubiak honed his skills in the Arena Football League, playing for the Buffalo Destroyers (01-02), Dallas Desperados (03), Detroit Fury (04), and Georgia Force (05).

  • Best year in the AFL came in ’03 with the Desperados, throwing for 4762 yards, 97TDs/17 Int, on 388 of 557 passing.

  • Spent the entire 2004 season on IR with the Fury. 

  • Retired after blowing out his knee early in the 2005 season with the Georgia Force, but worked in their front office in both 06 and 07.

  • After a few college stops, also worked with the Soul (05) and the Force (08-12) as their OC. 

NFLE

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231124137058.211780.9

AFL

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ACCOLADES:

  • 2nd Team All Arena 2003

NOTES:

Jim Kubiak is not related to Gary Kubiak. Kubiak spent time working as a color man for a few years in Buffalo for the Bills. Currently he is a director of the WNY QB Academy.