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Doxzon, Todd

Card: Topps XFL 2001
Acquired: TTM 2020, C/o Home
Sent: 4/30 Received: 5/13 (13 days)

Todd Doxzon played for the Iowa State Cyclones from 1993 to 1996. At quarterback, Todd ‘s best year was in 1996, when he threw for 1498 yards and 12 TDs, while rushing 86 times for 223 yards and 4 TDs.

Todd accepted an invitation to join the NFLE in 1998, where he switched to wide receiver. He caught 8 passes for 135 yards and 2 TDs for the Amsterdam Admirals. Doxzon returned stateside later that year and suited up for 9 games for the Dolphins- rushing 2 times for 6 yards. The Dolphins allocated Todd back to the NFLE for 1999. He’d catch another 8 passes for 145 yards and a 75 yard TD.

In 2001, Todd played for the Los Angeles Xtreme of the XFL, and then joined the Arena Football League, playing for New York Dragons, catching 52 passes for 642 yards and 21 TDs. He played an additional two years the Dragons, and then the Carolina Cobras in 2004, where he caught a career high 94 passes for 1142 yards and 23 TDs. He then split a final season between the Georgia Force and the New York Dragons in 2005 before he retired.

Todd is now a parishioner in the Omaha area. He wrote me a nice note thanking me for writing and praying for my family and my continued safety during this current time (COVID).

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Croel, Mike

aprks91 croelCards: Pro Set 1992 RotY, Action Packed Rookies 1991, Star Pics 1991
Acquired: TTM 2015, C/o Home
Sent: 3/13   Received: 4/21  (39 days)

A short list player that I had wanted for some time, Mike Croel played collegiately at Nebraska. Mike played on some of the most dominating defensive Cornhusker teams during the late 80s and early 90s.

After being gashed on defense in 1990 the Broncos took a very defensive minded approach to their 1991 draft. It was a pretty good draft for Denver. Mike Croel was drafted in the first round with the 4th overall pick. Alongside Croel, Keith Traylor (3rd),  and Kenny Walker (8th) also made the roster.

pset92 croel royDuring the heyday of the trading card market right before things started to implode with the slow death of Pro Set in 1993, you could find trading cards everywhere and everybody was getting in on it. Not only were you able to find the cards in the local convenient stores like 7-11, but you could get them at places like… Michael’s, the Arts and Crafts store. I impulse bought a pack or two of the 1992 Pro Set standing in line there, and got this Mike Croel Defensive Rookie of the Year card in the pack.

He’d play RILB his rookie season. Blitzing from the inside, Mike recorded 10 sacks and 84 tackles in 10 games. This’d be good for 1991 Defensive Rookie of the Year Honors.  In 1992 he’d switch to LOLB, and in 1993 return a Brett Favre interception 22 yards for a TD against Green Bay in the opener. As the Broncos transitioned to a 4-3 Croel, played his final season in 1994 with the franchise at LLB. He joined his former head coach Dan Reeves in New York in 1995, and then made a pit stop with the Ravens in 1996.

stpi91 mcroelReturning in 1998 he played Spring ball with the Rhein Fire of the NFLE, before heading back to the United States to join the Seahawks for that year.

Mike again briefly popped up on the football radar playing for the XFL of the Los Angeles Xtreme in 2001. He was the first trade in the shortlived league- going from Las Vegas to LA for linebacker Joseph Tuipala. Croel retired soon thereafter before playing a down for the league.  Since then he’s dabbled in coaching and is a successful graphic designer in California.

NFL 102/84      Tac 412     Sac 24.0     Fum  6
Int 2       Yds  38      Avg  19.0     Td 1     Lg 22

NFLE     Tac  N/a     Sac  6.0       Fum N/a
Int  0        Yds  0        Avg -.-       Td 0      Lg -.-