Bowman 2000 Chrome, #154
Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000, #276
Topps 2000, #356
CARDS: Bowman 2000, Topps 2000, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Work SENT: 4/18 RECEIVED: 7/15 (88 days)
Jim had a few cards that came out at the turn of the century that I came across. After researching possible places he lived, I took a shot at where he’s currently coaching. Jim Kubiak is not related to former coach Gary Kubiak.
Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, #174
CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations
Played at Central State (OH) starting 1995 and 96. Caught 58 passes for 991 yards and 12 TDs in 1996, earning NIAA All-American Honorable Mention. Played 4 seasons in the WLAF/ NFLE. Joined the Galaxy in 1997, catching 18 passes for 227 yards and 2 TDs. Signed with the Amsterdam Admirals in 1998, and played the next 3 seasons there. Had best season in 2000 with 43 receptions for 590 yards and 8 TDs. Signed by the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL in 2001. Played from 2002-08 in the Arena Football League. Spent majority of career with Dallas Desperados (2002-06). Best year came in 2004 with 105 receptions for 1309 yards and 23 TDs. In 2007, split time between the Nashville Kats and Columbus Destroyers, retiring after the 08 season. Played both ways in Arena football (WR/CB) recording 4 interceptions, 97 tackles, and 2 fumble recoveries over career.
NOTES: Given nickname ‘money’ because teammates said his hands were like money in NFLE. As you can see in his autograph he’s worked a ‘$’ into his signature as well.
REC YDS AVG TD LG 114 1535 13.4 13 57
REC YDS AVG TD LG 322 3850 12.0 67 -.-
Playoff Contenders 2000, #166
Card: Panini Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations
Jim Kubiak was a traditional dropback passer who played for Navy from 1991 to 1994.
Over 4 years he threw for 6008 yards (558/969) and 23 TDs.
His career yardage and completion totals represented a school record.
Commitments to the Navy prevented him from playing immediately out of college.
As a member of the NFL, he was an off-season member of the Panthers (96), Colts (98-99), Jets (00), and Colts again (03).
Jim garnered extensive experience from his time in the World League playing for the
Dragons (99) and Admirals (00). Threw for 7 TDs and 2 INT for the Dragons in 99, and 4 TDs and 817 yards in 2000 for Amsterdam.
Over the next 5 years, Kubiak honed his skills in the Arena Football League, playing for the Buffalo Destroyers (01-02), Dallas Desperados (03), Detroit Fury (04), and Georgia Force (05).
Best year in the AFL came in ’03 with the Desperados, throwing for 4762 yards, 97TDs/17 Int, on 388 of 557 passing.
Spent the entire 2004 season on IR with the Fury.
Retired after blowing out his knee early in the 2005 season with the Georgia Force, but worked in their front office in both 06 and 07.
After a few college stops, also worked with the Soul (05) and the Force (08-12) as their OC.
ATT CPD YDS PCT TD INT RAT 231 124 1370 58.2 11 7 80.9
ATT CPD YDS PCT TD INT RAT 1242 788 9985 63.4 189 36 114.4
Jim Kubiak is
not related to Gary Kubiak. Kubiak spent time working as a color man for a few years in Buffalo for the Bills. Currently he is a director of the WNY QB Academy.