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Burton, Keenan

bo05 kburtonCard: Bowman Sterling 2008
Acquired: 2014 BB, Target Autograph Memorabilia

Keenan Burton had a pretty respectable career playing in the SEC for Kentucky- despite nagging injuries that plagued his first two years at the school. In 2006, his first injury free year, Burton caught 77 receptions for 1,036 yards and 12 TDs for the Wildcats. He finished his Senior season, with an additional 66 catches for 741 yards and 9 touchdowns. Invited to the combine, Keenan tested well in many of the metrics and ran a 4.44 40.

Selected 128th overall in the 2008 Draft (4th round) by the St. Louis Rams, Keenan had 13 receptions for 172 yards and a TD his rookie campaign.  Things looked great in Burton’s second season as he led the team with 25 receptions entering Week 10, but after landing awkwardly, he blew out his patella effectively ending his career.

G/Gs 22/7       Rec 38        Yds  425        Avg 11.2       Td 1       Lg  30t


Patrick, Allen

bow05 apatrickCard: Bowman Sterling 2008
Acquired: 2013, Box Breaker

Allen Patrick joined the Sooners in 2005 and quietly was converted into a runningback by Oklahoma. In 2006 Allen found himself in the national spotlight after incumbent runningback Adrian Peterson went down with a season ending shoulder injury. Patrick made the best of his opportunity, running for 766 yards and 4 touchdowns on 170 carries that year. After Peterson departed, Patrick took over the starting job for the Sooners, where he put up a very respectable 1009 yards on 173 carries splitting time with DeMarco Murray and Chris Brown.  At 6’0″, 190 Allen was considered a bit small by many of the draft pundits, and the 2008 draft was stocked with many, many quality RBs. Singled out for his excellent Special Teams play and considered an interesting change of pace back, Patrick was taken in the 7th round by the Baltimore Ravens. He’d spend his rookie season on the Browns practice squad though, before heading on to be a camp back for the Giants (2009), Jaguars (2009-2010), Colts (2010), and Rams (2010).

Aldridge, Anthony “Quick-Six”

Card: Bowman Sterling 2008
Acquired: 2012, Target Authentic Autograph Memorabilia

Anthony Aldridge was originally recruited as a wide receiver to the University of Houston in 2005, but coaches liked the potential that “Quick-Six” displayed at runningback and put him to work there. In 2006, he posted an incredible 959 yards on 95 attempts, an NCAA record 10.1 rush per attempt. Taking over fulltime in 2007, Anthony went to work posting 1,597 yards, 6.2 YPC, and 16 touchdowns. A curiosity to the NFL due to his size, at 5’9″, 175 lbs, it was assumed that he could not shoulder the workhorse load needed for a full 16 game schedule. The Broncos signed Aldridge to a free agent contract in 2008 as a scatback. After spending the entire 2008 season on IR, the Broncos waived him in 2009. Both the Redskins and Texans entertained Quick-Six that season, before he landed on the roster of the Redskins in 2010 as a WR. Anthony later moved on to the Canadian Football League signing with the Toronto Argonauts as a practice squad member, but was released in November of that year. Currently Anthony is a free agent.