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Orndoff, Scott

Card: Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 5/28 Received: 7/26 (59 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Big, (6-5, 255) sure handed tight end played for the University of Pittsburgh from 2013-2016.
  • Best year came in 2016, when Scott had 35 catches for 579 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Despite solid performance at East-West Shrine game, was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Saw off-season action on the rosters of the Steelers and Lions in 2017.
  • Joined the practice squad of the Bengals later that year.
  • In 2018, signed with the Jaguars, but didn’t make the final roster.
  • Later that year Scott signed with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF.
  • 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.

NOTES:

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.

Bergey, Bill (2)

Upper Deck Legends 1997, #78 Topps 1978, #190

CARDS: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Topps 1978
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 4/26 RECEIVED: 5/8 (12 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

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.

I miss you dad.

Williams, Stepfret ‘Step’

1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, #34 SN380

Cards: 1996 Press Pass Holofoil Emerald Proof, Topps XFL 2001, SPX33 Holograms 1997
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 8/2 Received: 8/10 (8 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • 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.
1997 SPx, #SPX33

ACCOLADES:

  • XFL (2001) league leader in receiving yards (828).
2001 Topps XFL, #61

NOTES:

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.

NFL

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XFL

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