An interesting small school prospect, with excellent football IQ, that snuck onto some 2019 draft boards late as a sleeper, Brad Mayes played quarterback at Lehigh from 2015-2019. A traditional drop back passer, Mayes had his best year in 2017/18 when he started all 12 games and compiled 3,886 yards, 31 touchdowns (12 interceptions), on 292 of 455 throws. He would not be selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, however he was in the pool of XFL quarterbacks for their inaugural draft.
After flying under the radar yet wanting to continue his football career, Brad signed overseas with the Dresden Monarchs in March of 2020.
Dominick has been with the Cleveland Gladiators his entire career in the AFL. In each season, he’s recorded at least 1,200 yards, including a career high 1,782 yards and 170 receptions in 2012. 2014 was nothing less than another blockbuster year for Goodman, who cleared 1,500+ yards and 34 TDs, helping power the Gladiators to their first Arena Bowl game (XXVII).
Previous to his time in the Arena league, Dominick played for the Cincinnati Commandos (CIFL) in 2010, and was on the offseason roster of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters briefly in 2011. Dominick racked up incredible numbers while with the Commandos and earned multiple honors from the CIFL including Offensive Player of the Year Honors, and was the statistical leader both in yards and receiving touchdowns. Goodman has also played for the Dresden Monarchs (German Football League) and the Kings Comets (Mid-Continental Football League). In college at Cincinnati, Dominick caught 204 passes for 2,512 yards and 22 touchdowns during his career with the Bearcats.
A fan of my work who was going to the Gladiators season finale contacted me and really wanted to get some cards made and signed. The problem was I hadn’t made any cards of the Gladiators. I had struck strictly to the Talons. I saw this as a challenge, a great marketing opportunity, and a chance to get a few of these signed. I put together the cards as quickly and professionally as possible. I was really pleased with how they turned out, and in the end, my contact was able to get 4 of the 6 players that I had made sent back to me.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.