Tag Archives: British Columbia Lions

Rogers Jr., Glenn

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Work
Sent: 9/27 Received: 10/8 (11 days)

Glenn Rogers played defensive back for Memphis from 1988 through 1990. A speed merchant by trade, Rogers moonlighted on punt returns tallying 23 returns for 178 yards, and at defensive back wrangling in 12 interceptions for 229 yards over 33 games. After not being selected in the 1991 NFL Draft, Glenn was able to latch onto the roster of the Buccaneers for a season, where he appeared in one game.

In 1992, Glenn joined the Orlando Thunder of the World League. He’d record 4 interceptions for 87 yards, and a TD (57 yards) to lead the team, and help pace their defense towards World Bowl II.

Glenn joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL after the World League folded- for the 1993 season. He stepped in as an immediate starter for the Esks over the next 5 seasons- missing just one game. From 1995 to 1997 he was a All-Canadian selection. His best season came in 1996 when Glenn recorded 49 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 7 interceptions for 139 yards. He finished in Edmonton with 24 career interceptions. In 1998, Rogers signed with the British Columbia Lions. While with the Lions he had another outstanding season adding another 6 interceptions to his resume, but was traded to Montreal after the season. Released before the season began, Glenn played one final season in Saskatchewan in 1999 and then retired.

Glenn signed his card and wrote me a small note, thanking me for being a fan and that he was happy there were still some World League fans out there! He currently lives in the Memphis area.

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Hedrick, Grant

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

After establishing himself as a two year starter at quarterback for the Broncos, Grant Hedrick led Boise St to a Fiesta Bowl title in 2014. His best season came in his Senior campaign when he threw for 3695 yards, completing 294 of 415 passes, while throwing for 23 TDs to 14 interceptions. His passing completion percentage (70.6%) led the nation. Grant also demonstrated mobility in the pocket rushing for 592 yards and 8 TDs on 155 carries that year. He set career highs for passing against BYU (410 yards, 4 TD passes, 1 rushing) in a 55-30 route over BYU. Although he doesn’t have the height (6’0″) that NFL teams look for, he worked hard to polish his skills and game before his Pro Day. Grant didn’t hear his name called during the 2015 NFL draft. He later signed a free agent contract with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL.  As of 2019 he is a police officer in Oregon.

Holland, JR ‘Hollywood’ (2)

Card: Ultimate WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Work
Sent: 8/8/17 Received: 5/31/19 (661 days)
See Also: JR Holland

Overall it’s a great shot of Holland, but unfortunately, somebody was running into the foreground of the shot, so they couldn’t have a giant hand right next to JR. Ugh. Once you see it, it is all you look at.

I was able to cross reference all the information I had on John to track him down eventually through Facebook, and came to find out he runs a gym in California, where I sent my request to.

I waited 661 days for a 1 of 2- as JR signed just his Ultimate WLAF card, but not his Wild Card, but I will take what I can get, as it took some super sleuthing to track him down. John Holland was kind enough to sign this card and inscribe it with ‘Birmingham Bad Boys”.

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