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Drake, Kevin

Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, #157

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

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Talented athlete played for UAB in 96 and 97 converting from quarterback to wide receiver.
  • In his only year at WR posted 38 receptions for 823 yards and 7 TDs.
  • Spent majority of rookie year on Cardinals practice squad.
  • Opted to hone his skills in NFLE with the Scottish Claymores in 1999, posting 11 catches for 181 yards and two TDs.
  • Allocated to NFLE in 2000 playing for the Rhein Fire.
  • Led league with 12 touchdown catches.
  • Returned stateside in 2000 and spent the year on the practice squad of the Bills and Broncos.
  • In 2001 was a territorial allocation of the XFL 2001 Birmingham Bolts. 
  • Signed with Cowboys but did not make the squad.
  • Opted to sign with the CFL in 2002, playing for the Ottawa Renegades, but retired due to concussions.

NOTES:
Drake estimates that he suffered from at least 10 concussions over his career in football, with three being knockouts. He now suffers daily from the debilitating side effects of those head injuries, and spends his time coaching football and also improving education and awareness of concussion safety.

NFLE

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XFL

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Sauter, Cory

2000 Bowman Chrome, #143

Cards: Topps 2000, Bowman 2000
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o home
Sent: 8/5 Received: 8/23 (21 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Cory Sauter played quarterback from 1994-1997 for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

  • Took over starting duties in 1995, throwing for 2600 yards, completing out 60.4% of his passes, and 18 TDs.

  • 4 year totals at the school included 6834 total yards, 40 TDs, and a 57% completion average.

  • Signed with the Arizona Cardinals in 1998, and then joined the Lions in 1999.

  • In 2000, Cory played in the NFLE with the Barcelona Dragons.

  • A  traditional drop back passer, he connected on 62.6% of his targets for 6 TDs for the Dragons, but was sacked 18 times on 181 drop backs. 

  • He then spent 2001 to 2003 in between the Colts and Bears, seeing his only statistically captured action in 2002 with the Bears.

  • Since 2006, Cory has been in the coaching ranks in both college (Minnesota and SW Minnesota State), and in Europa with the Hamburg Sea Devils and Berlin Thunder.
Topps 2000, #351

NFLE

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16310291662.66284.8

NFL

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NOTES:

A bit of an underwhelming autograph but I’ll take it!

Morey, Sean

Playoff Contenders 2000, #170

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

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Sean Morey played WR at Brown University, where he set career records for the Ivy League with 251 catches, 3850 yards and 40 TDs.

  • 7th round selection of the New England Patriots in 1999 who languished on the practice squad.

  • Joined the Barcelona Dragons of the NFLE in 2000,  playing in the league through 2003.

  •  After leaving the Patriots, joined the Eagles in 2001 where he distinguished himself as a special teams gunner and off used kick returner.

  • Played for Steelers from 2004-06, quickly asserting himself as captain of the special teams.

  • Spent 3 seasons in Arizona, (2007-09) earning a Pro Bowl appearance.

  • Joined the Seahawks in 2010, but ended his career due to lingering injuries.

  • Sean has been spotted working his way up the high school and college coaching ranks. 

ACCOLADES:

  • Pro Bowl 2008

NFLE

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NFL

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NOTES:

Sean is an active advocate for concussion awareness.