Had 7 catches for 130 yards and a TD for the Apollos during their abbreviated 2019 season.
Best game came against the Birmingham Iron when he caught 3 passes for 61 yards and a TD.
Waived during Tampa Bay’s final cuts of 2019, he later signed with the Eagles, but was cut at the end of the year.
Great autograph here from Scott. I think that my buddy Mark from Mark’s Signing Bonus floated this address along to me. I think that Scott could’ve really had a career in Spring ball if he had just kept chugging with the XFL and USFL.
NOTES: I had been circling to come back to Bill after I got his autograph on a few cards via a trade a few years ago. The primary reason was to get him on his Upper Deck Legends card from a beautiful action shot of when he played for the Eagles.
The Topps 1978 played a different role however. I selected this card primarily because Bill and my father (who passed away in 2019) looked so much alike, even down to the bushy red brown 70s beard.
Stepfret Williams played for Louisiana-Monroe in 1994 and 1995.
He racked up some monster numbers posting two back to back 1,000 yard seasons.
In just two years he had 123 catches for 2162 yards (17.6 YPR) and 22 TDs.
The Dallas Cowboys selected Stepfret in the 3rd round of the 1996 NFL Draft.
Came into his own as a slot man, posting 30 receptions for 308 yards with 21 of those going for first downs and 1 for a TD.
Released by Cowboys in 1998, he signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Signed as a free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2000, but did not make the squad.
Williams played in the XFL in 2001 posting 828 yards on 51 receptions.
XFL (2001) league leader in receiving yards (828).
Stepfret was a curiosity to me. I felt he could’ve really excelled at the pro level, but just needed more seasoning. I was surprised that after his Birmingham Bolt experience he didn’t find a home with an NFL team. Great cards and autographs, I loved all three of these. Holograms were such a niche thing back then but this one looked great on a card.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.