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Chung, Eugene

Card: Classic 1992
Acquired: TTM 1993, Patriots Blitz

Eugene Chung is considered one of the by products of the Herschel Walker trade that Dallas consummated with the Minnesota Vikings. The Cowboys would turn around and trade the pick to the Patriots to help Dallas acquire Russell Maryland. The Patriots selected Chung 13th overall out of Virginia Tech, making him the first Korean American to be drafted in the first round of an NFL draft. He’d quietly play for the Patsies through 1994 on a line that included 1991 first round draft choice Pat Harlow and perennial All-Pro Bruce Armstrong.

Chung then was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars during their expansion draft going 26th overall. He’d play one season for the expansion Jags and then sit out a season, before playing one final season with the Indianapolis Colts in 1997.  He attempted to play for both the Chiefs in 1998 and 1999, and then later the Eagles in 2000 and soon thereafter retired.

Chung over his brief NFL career would play in 55 games, starting 30.

Edwards, Dixon

Cards: ProSet 1991, Classic 1991
Acquired: In Person, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp 1991, 1992

Neither of these cards probably do Dixon Edwards enough justice. The ProSet pose feels obviously staged and faked, while the Classic 1991 is just one of the ugliest cards I’ve ever seen. Whoever convinced the Classic card corporation that grey on grey leopard print on a football card would be good looking should be thrown down a hole.

Dixon Edwards was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1991 draft with a pick that was directly related to the Herschel Walker trade. When we got his autograph at training camp he had this very odd hair style and pencil thin mustache. A rangy linebacker with good speed and coverage ability, Edward’s strength was playing weakside lienbacker, but he had the ability to play inside, outside, or the middle linebacker position. He’d contribute at left linebacker and special teams for the Dallas Cowboys organization through their SuperBowl years starting for the team from 1993-1995 after two years as a backup. After his stint in Dallas, Edwards would play for the Viking organization from 1996-1998 where he would excel. In 1999 Dixon would then sign with the Dolphins where Jimmy Johnson was building ‘Dallas South’. Edwards would be diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat in training camp and would retire soon thereafter.

G/Gs  120/90        Tac 347       Sac 7.5        Fum  6       Int  2       Yds  54        Avg 27.0       Td 1         Lg 36T

Harlow, Pat

Cards: Action Packed 1992, Action Packed Rookies 1991
Acquired: TTM 1992, 1993 Patriots Blitz

In a world where snail mail was the world and the internet was just a single swimming sperm, I used to camp by the mailbox waiting to see what came. An autograph kept the mail interesting, and was like receiving a present every day of the year- or whenever I got one. Case in point, I sent off bulk to the Patriots in 1992 and after a few months wait got a stack of autographs back from the team. I’d send another bulk load later that they’d go ahead and kindly fulfill the next season as well.

Originally the fourth best defensive lineman on the USC Trojans squad, Pat Harlow would make the switch to offensive tackle and make an immediate impact. At 6″7′, 295, Pat Harlow was drafted from USC by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1991 draft (which at first was a highly maligned draft, but in retrospect was obviously not on talent with the 1989 draft, rather it was ‘respectable’.) The pick was originally part of the blockbuster Herschel Walker trade. With the first two tackles off the board in Charles McRae and Antone Davis, Pat Harlow would be the third Tackle taken in the first round by New England. Offensive line however would not be where the depth was in this draft as only one lineman, (Erik Williams- Dallas, Rd.3) from this draft would ever to make the ProBowl.

An aggressive offensive lineman with the desire to finish off the block downfield, the knock on Pat was his relative lack of playing experience at the position. This was viewed by Patriots’ management actually as an advantage as his full potential hadn’t been completely tapped. Harlow went on to play respectably from 1991-1995, starting 64 games. Pat was traded to the Raiders for a second round pick in 1996, and moved to left tackle, (uncomfortably) where he ended his career prematurely in 1998 due to back injuries at the age of 29.