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Palmer, Chris

Hartford Colonials 2010 Team Issue

Card: Hartford Colonials 2010 Team Issued Card
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 2/22 Received: 3/11 (17 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Chris Palmer was a QB for Southern Connecticut State from 1969 to 1971.
  • He quickly went into coaching in 1972 seeing stops with Connecticut, Lehigh, and Colgate as a positional coach.
  • After working with the Montreal Concordes of the CFL in 1983, he worked in the USFL with the New Jersey Generals in 84 and 85.
  • Palmer’s first HC gig came in 1986, where he’d work with New Haven, and later Boston University.
  • His first taste of the NFL came with the Houston Oilers in 1990 as a WR coach, before working with the Patriots from 1993-1996.
  • After helping Jacksonville’s offense reach new heights in 97/98, Chris was named head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1999.
  • He’d work as the OC for the expansion Houston Texans in 2002. A position he’d hold through the 2005 season.
  • Palmer worked with the Cowboys (06) and Giants (07-09) as a QB coach.
  • In 2010 Chris would serve as both the GM and the HC of the Hartford Colonials of the UFL- posting a 3-5 record.
  • Chris spent the next few years working with the Titans, 49ers, and Bills, and in 2019 worked as an AD with New Haven.

ACCOLADES:

  • New Haven Chargers Athletics Hall of Fame 1997

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Coach Chris Palmer, 62 Cafe

NOTES:

Tony Sparano, Romeo Crennel and Ken Whisenhunt are considered children of the Chris Palmer tree. Chris himself is considered an acolyte of the Bill Parcells tree, although an argument could be made he was from the Jack Pardee tree, since he gave him his first professional break at the NFL level with the Oilers. Chris is also considered to be one of the major architects behind the maturation of Eli Manning as a passer. While coaching with the Browns, Palmer appeared as himself on an episode of The Drew Carey Show.

Hi Lee,

Good to hear from you. The Oilers were great! Beating Dallas opening nite was outstanding. The UFL was a fun time.

Love Football,

Chris Palmer

Palmer has always had a fond place in my heart, since he was a coach with the Houston Oilers, and was the OC with the Texans when they beat the Cowboys in their Franchise debut (02). I had been looking for some sort of card of his for years but I gave up sometime ago, when a friend of mine CFLFanInPhilly sent me this card (along with a stack of others) to try to get autographed. I jumped at the chance to add Chris. He added this very nice note and wrote up a play for me as well (52 Cafe).

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Brady, Kyle

SP Signature Edition 1999, #84

Cards: Upper Deck MVP 2003, Leaf Certified Materials 2003, SP Signature Edition 1999
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 2/22 Received: 3/9 (15 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Big bodied TE (6’6″) who finished 7th on the career all- time reception charts at Penn State with 76 catches.

  • 9th overall pick of the 1995 NFL Draft by the New York Jets.

  • Played 4 seasons with the Jets finishing with 93 receptions for 949 yards and 10 TDs.

  • Signed with Jaguars in 1999.

  • Had best season as a pro in 2000 finishing with 64 receptions for 729 yards and 3 TDs.
     
  • Played one final season in 2007 with the Patriots.
2003 Upper Deck MVP, #256

INSCRIPTION:

Romans 10:9
because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Leaf Certified Materials 2003, #61

NOTES:

Since his playing days Kyle dabbled in sports broadcasting for NFLE and later the Big 10 Network, and financial advisor. Brady was notoriously booed by the Jets faithful on Draft Day 1995 who wanted Warren Sapp instead, therefore I have always seen him as more of a Jag than a Jet.

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Pearson, Pepe

Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket #172

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Prospects

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played 4 years for Ohio State from 1994-1997, rushing for 3036 yards.
  • Best year came in 1996, rushing for 1484 yards and 17 TDs, while catching 19 passes for 218 yards and finishing with 1702 yards from scrimmage for the Buckeyes.
  • Went undrafted in 1998 and bounced around the NFL on practice squads and offseason rosters with the 49ers, Browns, Lions, Jaguars, Steelers, Buccaneers, and Bears.
  • Joined the NFLE in 2000, playing for the Rhein Fire.
  • Ranked second in the league with 486 yards rushing and 3 TDs on 102 carries that year.
  • Scored the game winning touchdown in World Bowl 2000.

  • In 2001,  topped those totals rushing for 597 yards on 166 carries (3 TDs).
  • Briefly saw time on the roster of the XFL Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001.
  • Has extensive coaching experience as a positional coach (Ohio Dominican, Youngstown State, Marshall, Dayton Warbirds, and as of 2021 at Tennessee State.)
  • Also had head coaching stops in the AFL2 with the Daytona Beach Hawgs (04/05) and the Marion Mayhem (08/09) where with the latter he also served as GM.
  • As of the time of this post, is currently offensive coordinator for Eddie George at Tennessee State.

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