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Ambrose, Ashley (2)

Cards: Action Packed Rookies 1992, Classic Blister 1992, GameDay 1992
Acquired: TTM 2018, C/o Colorado
Sent:  3/16   Received: 3/29  (13 days)
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So Ashley’s autograph has come a long way since 1992 or 1993, when it more or less represented a signature, at least compared to what I got through the mail in 2018.

Since his time as the defensive backs coach for the Golden Bears of Cal, Ashley has been quite busy. He worked as an intern for the Saints in 2013, and followed that up with one year stints with the Idaho Vandals (2014) and Texas State (2015) as their cornerbacks coach. From 2016 to 2017, he coached for the Broncos of Boise State, and currently is at Colorado as their defensive backs coach- a capacity he held with the Buffs way back in 2010.

Ashley gets no respect. The venerable cornerman finished with 42 career interceptions, which is quite respectable in this day and age of football. He had some great cards over the years. After I got his autograph on his Star Pics cards, I had always wanted to get back around to him and get his Action Packed Rookies card signed- really as a set need, however his GameDay card really takes the cake in this spectacular action shot. It’s well framed and the action barely breaks the image plane at the top of the card.

Ashley’s TTM trail had grown cold. I noticed a few attempts through colleges he had previously coached with, so I made sure I had his current whereabouts in mind before I sent this out.

Ambrose, Ashley

Card: StarPics 1992
Acquired: TTM 1993, Colts Blitz

As the 1992 draft dawned, the Colts determined to fix their woeful defense, drafted Steve Emtman and Quentin Coryatt with the first two picks of the draft. They’d turn around at the top of round 2 and grab 1992 Ashley Ambrose from Mississippi Valley State.  He was a nice find at the top of round 2- well once he left the Colts. Over 4 seasons, from 1992-1995 Ashley would make 5 interceptions, 9 fumble recoveries and 94 tackles.

In 1996 Ashley signed with the Bengals, and immediately contributed with an All Pro season. Starting all 16 games for the first time in his career Ashley made 8 picks and 44 tackles. Ambrose would never be on the bench again for the remainder of his career. He’d play for the Bengals 2 more seasons before signing with the New Orleans Saints, making 6 more picks, before heading out to Atlanta for 4 more seasons. In Atlanta, Ambrose would make 12 interceptions for 207 yards, before heading back to New Orleans for the 2003 and 2004 season before retiring.

Ambrose has gone into coaching where he worked for the Colorado Buffaloes. Currently Ashley is defensive backs coach at California. I’ve dug up a few cards of Ashley, that I missed out on sending to him back in 1992 including his Action Packed Rookies and GameDay cards that I may send to him on a later date.

G/Gs  192/141      Tac 474     Sac 1.0    Fum 9
Int 42   Yds  512   Avg 12.1    Td  3    lg   73t