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Beutler, Jeremy

 

Autograph Memorabilia
Stampede Inaugural Magazine Austin Wranglers
Acquired: Gift 2004

 

My cousin got me a game program full of autographs back in 2004, that I found recently when digging through some boxes. While the AFL was quirky and entertaining playing in “The Drum” (Frank Erwin Center), their legacy did not last, as the franchise packed its bags after 4 seasons.

Jeremy Beutler was originally claimed by the Carolina Cobras in 2000, but opted to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy in the NFLE for 2001 recording 2 sacks. In 2003 Jeremy would sign with the Dallas Desperados playing there for one season before joining the Wranglers for the next two. In 2006 Beutler played for the Kansas City Brigade recording 14.5 tackles and a sack before retiring after the season. ┬áBeutler’s best season probably came in 2004 when he recorded 47 carries for 133 yards and 6 touchdowns. He quickly entered coaching and became the offensive line coach of the Wranglers, but the team wrapped up operations after 2007.

 

Yarnell, Lucas

 

Autograph Memorabilia
Stampede Inaugural Magazine Austin Wranglers
Acquired: Gift 2004

 

My cousin got me a game program full of autographs back in 2004, that I found recently when digging through some boxes. I went to 2-3 Wranglers games at Frank Erwin Center, including their inaugural home game, but the AFL schedule of games which was spread out over 4 days of the week at the time, made consistently following the team difficult.

Lucas Yarnell was the true definition of a journeyman lineman who signed as a free agent with the Wranglers in 2004. Previously he had spent time with Detroit, Grand Rapids, and San Jose. In 2005 he joined Las Vegas and had his best season as a pro making 10 tackles and 14 assists before wrapping up his career with the Kansas City Brigade in 2006.