Had a marvelous journey as a quarterback playing through 18 seasons for 3 leagues and 8 teams from 1952-69.
Played for Kentucky from 1949-51.
In an era not renown for passing, threw for 1627 yards (114/203) and 23 TDs to 12 INT in 1950.
4th pick of the 1952 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Joined CFL Ottawa Rough Riders in 1954, playing there through 55, and also again in 59.
Returned to NFL for a one year stint with the Browns in 56.
Again, played for Packers in 57 and 58.
After one year stint with the CFL again in 59, played for the Oakland Raiders in 1960.
After middling success with Oakland, was traded as part of a blockbuster deal to the Boston Patriots.
Played for the Patriots from 1961-67.
At time of departure from Boston, owned all the franchise’s passing records and many AFL ones as well.
Retired after winning Super Bowl III as Joe Namath‘s backup in Super Bowl III.
Had extensive coaching career.
Passed away in 2017 at the age of 87 after a battle with cancer.
In an age of more sexy names, I really hadn’t considered the legacy of Babe, compared to guys like Tom Brady (of course), or even Drew Bledsoe or Steve Grogan for that matter. -That being said Babe paved the way for those guys.
I can not remember if I got help from Mark (Mark’s Signing Bonus) on this one- but if I must give credit where it is due. Over the years we’ve collaborated so much and he’s been very helpful and encouraging all along the way.
I had been searching for Marquise to get him specifically on these cards. The Panini Prism card was one that I had hoped to get signed when he played for the AAF, but later I just went ahead and bought a base certified autograph of. – And of course the XFL 2020 one was something I wanted to get shortly after the set came out. Marquise signed the back of my card for him and returned it, which was nice of him, but it was intended for him- in case he ever wanted to visit the shrine.
Played for Auburn from 1983-86, rushing for 2789 career yards.
Had improbable Senior campaign rushing for 1391 yards on 167 carries (8.3 YPC) and 10 TDs.
Drafted by the Packers in 1987 with the 6th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers.
A hardnosed runner- ran for 5 TDs in rookie year on 54 carries but was sidelined by a variety of minor nicks and tears in 87.
During 88 season led the team in rushing (483 yards), kickoff returns, and scoring (8 TD) in just 14 games.
Rushed for a career high 821 yards in 1989 and 5 TDs while hauling in 19 catches.
Comically was caught playing hooky in October 1990 and dealt to the Browns.
Did spot return duty for the Browns over final season in league.
Pro Bowl 1990
Brent was part of an absolutely loaded backfield at Auburn (Bo Jackson and Tommie Agee) that all saw time in the NFL. He finished 6th in Heisman Trophy voting in 86. Amazingly that was second on the team behind Bo Jackson who won the award.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.