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Blackmon, Justin

Panini Contenders 2012, #4

Card: Panini Contenders 2012
Acquired: Ebay, 2020

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Burst onto the college scene in 2010 catching 111 passes for 1782 yards and 20 TDs for Oklahoma State.
  • Followed that up with 122 receptions for 1522 yards and 18 TDs in 2011.
  • Considered the best WR to emerge out of the 2012 Draft.
  • Selected by Jaguars at #5 overall.
  • Immediately began displaying issues with substance abuse and was arrested in June of 2012.
  • Meanwhile had solid rookie campaign, catching 64 passes for 865 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Received a 4 game suspension the following season for substance abuse.
  • Played in 4 games and contributed 415 yards on 29 receptions.
  • Received an indefinite suspension before 2013 season concluded.
  • Continued to struggle with substance abuse afterwards, and has not played another NFL down.
  • In 2021, emerged on social media and hinted at possible comeback with Jaguars, but as of this date, nothing has materialized.

ACCOLADES:

  • Fred Biletnikoff Award 2010, 11
  • Paul Warfield Trophy 2010, 11
  • Unanimous All-American 2010, 11
  • NFL All-Rookie Team 2012

NOTES:

Justin Blackmon is a sad story along the lines of Ryan Leaf or Todd Marinovich. I really hope that Justin gets another shot if he wants one. It’d be a great comeback story- even if it was with the Jags.

Orndoff, Scott

Card: Topps AAF 2019
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 5/28 Received: 7/26 (59 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Big, (6-5, 255) sure handed tight end played for the University of Pittsburgh from 2013-2016.
  • Best year came in 2016, when Scott had 35 catches for 579 yards and 5 TDs.
  • Despite solid performance at East-West Shrine game, was not selected in the 2017 NFL Draft.
  • Saw off-season action on the rosters of the Steelers and Lions in 2017.
  • Joined the practice squad of the Bengals later that year.
  • In 2018, signed with the Jaguars, but didn’t make the final roster.
  • Later that year Scott signed with the Orlando Apollos of the AAF.
  • Had 7 catches for 130 yards and a TD for the Apollos during their abbreviated 2019 season.
  • Best game came against the Birmingham Iron when he caught 3 passes for 61 yards and a TD.
  • Waived during Tampa Bay’s final cuts of 2019, he later signed with the Eagles, but was cut at the end of the year.

NOTES:

Great autograph here from Scott. I think that my buddy Mark from Mark’s Signing Bonus floated this address along to me. I think that Scott could’ve really had a career in Spring ball if he had just kept chugging with the XFL and USFL.

Heck, Andy

Pro Set 1989, #514

CARDS: Pro Set 1989, Topps Stadium Club 1992, Pro Set 1990
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 4/17 RECEIVED: 5/12 (25 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Made the transition in his Senior year in ’88 from TE to OT for Notre Dame.
  • Earned sweeping accolades in college, and was especially praised for his size (6’7″, 262) and run blocking.
  • Seahawks first round pick in the 1989 NFL Draft (15th overall).
  • Started 9 games his rookie season- including 1 at TE. 
  • By 1990, became fixture at left tackle, but in 1992 switched to left guard to accommodate for Ray Roberts, and then again in 1993 to right tackle.
  • Only player in Seahawks history to start 13+ games at 3 different positions, in 3 straight seasons.
  • Signed with Bears in 1994, becoming entrenched at left tackle for the next 4 seasons.
  • Departed Bears for Redskins in 1999, closing out career there after the 2000 season.
  • Went into coaching, first at the college level, eventually landing with the Jaguars in 2004.
  • Despite the turmoil on the Jaguars coaching staff- remained with the franchise through 2014.
  • Joined the Chiefs in 2013, earning a Super Bowl ring in 2019.

ACCOLADES:

  • 2nd team All Pro (Conf.-UPI) 1995

NOTES:

Andy had a lot of cards throughout his career. Oddly he didn’t make the cut with any of my favorite pet sets, but he happened to be in my favorite draft- 1989. His son currently plays OL for the Houston Texans.