Finished college career in 1989 as the USC Trojans all-time leading passer completing 630/1081 passes for 8225 yards and 54 TDs.
Selected in the 6th round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.
Won the starter job outright in camp, but was injured before the first game.
Nevertheless started 8 games that season, winning 3 games, while throwing for 1479 yards and 5 TDs.
Early in career, added an extra wrinkle to the Silver Stretch Offense keeping drives alive rushing for 4 TDs in 89, and 6 TDs (363 yards) in 1990.
Injuries and constant QB battles punctuated career with the Lions.
In 1991, posted career best 6-2 starting record.
Played with Lions through 1993, winning only start for Cowboys in 1994.
Signed with Philadelphia Eagles in 1995.
Thrust into starting lineup for Randall Cunningham, and led team to 9 wins and a playoff berth.
Journeyman phase of career arguably began in 1999 after signing for the Washington Redskins for one season.
Saw action sparingly, and then joined the Raiders in 2000, also seeing little playing time over two seasons.
Signed with Panthers in 2002, experiencing the best season of career, throwing for career highs in attempts (381), completions (223), yards (2630), and TDs (15).
Retired after the 2004 season and has done a lot of TV and sports commentary work.
Rodney is not a TTM signer, so when my friend offered to trade me Rodney and Mel Gray for a Jamaal Charles autograph consignment, I jumped at the chance. Hopefully I’ll get another shot at him on a few more set needs in the future.
Highly regarded OL out of the University of Michigan, played for the Wolverines from 1987- 91, starting 48 consecutive contests.
Over that period he was an offensive captain and a finalist for both the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award as a Senior.
Selected near the top of Round 2 by then then Los Angeles Raiders in 1992 who started him at tackle.
Played for the Raiders through 1995, however suffered from a variety of injuries and disagreements with the coaching staffs.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers where he saw a renaissance blocking for the franchise in 1996-97 at guard.
Rejoined the Raiders in 99 but was released in camp and subsequently retired.
Played in 68 games, starting 56 contests.
Action Packed Rookies 1992, #12 Star Pics 1992, #37
Michigan Wolverines All-Century Team
Carolina Panthers All-Time Team
Great cards here of Greg. It took a lot of digging to find his address but after cross referencing a few sources, and researching his success percentage, I decided to give him a shot on these cards. I rarely get the chance to shoot out Star Pics cards, so this one was a special treat to get back after an extended wait. I love how he signed his Action Packed card in between his two hands. Great placement there.
After spending both 2019 and 2020 briefly with the Browns, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys off Cleveland’s practice squad.
Was starter in Week 9 against the Steelers, after injury bug hit the Cowboys QB rotation.
Threw for 243 yards, a TD and an INT in first meaningful NFL game.
Signed by New England Patriots and placed on team’s practice squad for 2021, finishing the season on the roster of the Redskins.
In March of 22, signed with the Las Vegas Raiders
I had still wanted to get Garrett on one more card of his- this Topps AAF Now card of his. In a take no risk get no reward situation, I took a shot at an address I found in Ohio (while he was still on the Browns). He signed these two cards for me in a bit under 30 days. Recently I also picked up his AAF Apollos jersey. Maybe if he does another event around here I’ll consider getting it and my custom art signed by him.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.