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Keeton, Chuckie

Card: Sage 2016 (#134/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Chuckie Keeton played college ball at Utah State from 2011-15.
  • As a Freshman he stepped in threw for 11 TDs to 2 interceptions (1200 yards), while rushing for 293 and 4 TDs.
  • During his Sophomore season Chuckie earned All-WAC honors, throwing for 3378 yards, and 27 TDs to 9 INT (275/407).
  • He also rushed for 619 yards (129 carries) and 8 TDs.
  • The last 3 seasons at Utah State Keeton’s career was largely plagued by injuries.
  • The Houston Texans gave Keeton a look-see in mini camp but did not sign him.
  • Chuckie has gone into coaching as a positional coach with Oregon State (16-17), Texas Tech (19-20), and Utah State (18, 21- present).

Stills, Kenny

Panini Prestige 2015, #22

Cards: Score 2017, Panini Prestige 2015
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o The Houston Texans
Sent: 11/6 Received: 12/3 (27 Days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Kenny Stills played Wide Receiver for Oklahoma from 2010 – 2013.

  • Had his best year in 2012 with 82 receptions for 959 yards and 11 TDs.

  • Finished his career after 3 years with the Sooners with 204 receptions for 2594 yards and 24 TDs.

  • A shrewd 5th round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2013 who led the league with 20 yards per reception in his rookie season  on 32 catches. 

  • Had his best season as a pro in 2014 with 63 receptions for for 931 yards and 3 TDs.

  • In 2015 was traded to the Miami Dolphins for a 3rd round pick and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe.

  • Played 4 years for the Dolphins 2015-18, logging 2566 yards on 164 receptions (24 TDs).

  • Traded as part of a blockbuster trade to Houston along with Laremy Tunsil in 2019.

  • Got a lot of looks both deep and in the slot with Deshaun Watson at QB, catching 40 passes for 561 yards and 4 TDs. 

  • Injuries and a volatile situation in the front office caused his numbers to suffer in 2020.  

  • He’d be released 10 games in after zero starts, and as of 2021 is currently a free agent.
Score 2017, #89

NOTES:

I really liked Kenny Stills and thought that he did bring a lot of added value to the table for the Texans, but I guess they saw otherwise. It’s hard not to judge, but Houston is a notoriously conservative city, (and team for that matter,) and Kenny is very active when it comes to social justice matters. While teams and the NFL have warmed to social justice matters, it’s still hard for me to believe the Texans cast a blind eye towards Stills’ protesting alongside Black Lives Matter.

I thought I was not getting these cards back, but a week or so after he was cut these two great autographs came back to me TTM via the team. I really like the Prestige 15 set a lot, and his autograph looks beautiful upon these cards.

At this time while I am here, I am reticent to discuss politics, however I’d like to state for the record black lives DO matter. -Thank-you

Poole, Terry

Topps AAF 2019, #142

Cards: Topps AAF 2019, Topps XFL 2020
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 7/16 Received: 8/3 (18 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Terry Poole played OT for San Diego State from 2011-2014.

  • Selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and was with the team through 2016.

  • Spent 2017 with the Dolphins and Texans.

  • In mid 2018, he became one of the early signings of the AAF, joining the San Diego Fleet, playing for the team through 2019 before it ceased operations.

  • Poole was selected by the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in 2020.
Topps XFL 2020, #137

NOTES:

As I was a season ticket holder, I had tried a few times to get Terry’s autograph throughout the XFL season since he had an AAF card, but didn’t ever run into him at preseason activities or exiting after game. With a bit of diligence I was able to track him down via the mail and he responded with a nice note thanking me for being a fan of both leagues (AAF & XFL).