He rushed 366 times for 1790 yards and 17 TDs, and caught 47 passes for 356 yards and a TD.
Patrick was selected by the Tampa Bay Vipers in the 2020 XFL Draft.
He ran 60 times for 254 yards and 2 TDs, and caught 5 passes for 45 yards.
Jacques ran for 108 yards on 21 carries (1 TD), in a 25-0 win over the Defenders in week 4.
After the league collapsed due to COVID, Jacques spent the next two years on and off the rosters and practice rosters of the Bengals, ‘9ers, Panthers, and Ravens.
In 2022, Jacques was the first round pick of the San Antonio Brahmas.
Initially he split time with Kalen Ballage, but took over the starting role after an injury sidelined Kalen for the season early on.
Best game came against Houston, rushing for 96 yards on 16 carries and a TD in week 8.
Followed that up with a solid 20 carry, 80 yard effort (TD), while securing 5 catches for 50 yards against the Guardians, the following week.
In 10 games Patrick rushed 115 times for 443 yards (5 TDs), and caught 30 passes for 238 yards for the Brahmas.
Signed with the Broncos after the season, and is currently on the practice squad of the Tennessee Titans.
I mean, wow, of the 85 cards and variants of cards that Jacques had, he didn’t have but a handful of unsigned cards. On top of that, he had just one XFL card- A very, very low print Topps XFL Now 2020 card that demands way too much on the secondary market. I went ahead and printed out some great looking photos of him that Jacques was more than happy to sign for me.
Finished second all-time in total all purpose yards (3,834) and rushing (3232) in Georgia history, behind only Herschel Walker.
Set SEC records for points, TDs, rushing TDs, and per carry average.
Cardinals traded Johnny Johnson and their first round pick to the Jets, moving up to select Hearst with the 3rd overall pick of the 1993 NFL Draft.
Ran for 257 yards and a TD, but a knee injury sidelined him for a majority of the season.
Had a 57 yard carry- the longest by a Cardinal since Stump Mitchell in 1985.
Another knee injury marred Hearst’s season early in 1994, as he finished strong rushing for 169 yards over the final 4 contests.
Topped the 100 yard barrier for first time in career in 1995, rushing for 121 yards against the Saints.
Broke the 1k barrier that year rushing for 1070 yards, and catching 29 passes, the best by a Card since 1982.
Released by the Cardinals and signed with Bengals in 1996.
Played one season with Bengals, initially as a backup, but pounded the rock for 847 yards.
Signed with 49ers in 1997 and rejuvenated SF’s rushing game.
Ran for 1019 yards on 236 carries (4 TDs) in ’97.
Had an even better ’98, running for a career high 1570 yards.
In Week 1 against the New York Jets in OT, had one of the greatest runs in NFL history, rushing for a 96 yard TD.
Broke his ankle during the 1998 playoffs- an injury that would keep him out of the league for two seasons.
Amazingly returned to form again in 2001, despite facing a career threatening injury, rushing for over 1,200 yards.
Played for the ‘9ers an additional two seasons, before playing a final year in 2004 with the Broncos.
Doak Walker Award 1992
Second Team AP 1998
Pro Bowl 1998, ’01
NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2001
College Football Hall of Fame 2023
During this time of my life I was still going to training camps, but I started ratcheting down my card purchases. Whether it was cost, an over saturated market, or just discovering girls- this card came from one of those last packs I bought before I went into a long hibernation. When I came back to the hobby and went through all those boxes this card immediately went into the ‘priority box’. And 12 years later from that, I finally got Garrison’s autograph. Strange how accomplished it feels.
Card: Ultimate World League 1992 Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Work Sent: 6/11 Received: 6/19 (8 days) Failure: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Greg Horne punted at Arkansas during the SWC days and at one point was paired alongside future World League kicker Kendall John Trainor. Over his 4 years at Fayetteville, Greg punted 180 times for 8000 yards on the dot. In his Senior year of 1986, Greg boomed 49 punts for a 47.2 yard average earning him All-American Honors. (Coincidentally this is the highest average in Conference history.)
Horne was selected by the Bengals in the 5th round of the 1987 draft. During the strike shortened season of 1987, he’d split time with the Bengals and the St. Louis Cardinals, averaging 40.2 yards per punt on 43 attempts. He’d travel to Phoenix with the Cardinals franchise in ’88, and start a whole 16 game slate, punting 79 times for 3228 yards, with 16 punts inside the 20.
After a 2 year hiatus, he’d join the World League of American Football in 1991, and was selected by the London Monarchs with the 5th pick of the positional draft. He’d punt 37 times for the powerhouse Monarchs, averaging 38.7 yards per punt, and drop 11 of those inside the 20.
With Chris Mohr departed for the NFL, the Montreal Machine had Monte Robbins but at some point during the season, Greg came in and took over the starting punter duties. He’d have the best season of his career punting 19 times for 821 yards, a 43.2 yard average, and drop 4 punts inside the 20.
After retiring, Greg returned to Arkansas and is currently in radio.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.