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Freeman, Josh

Score 2009 Hot Rookie, #13

CARDS: Score 2009, Score 2009 Hot Rookies, Panini Rookies & Stars 2010
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 7/26 RECEIVED: 8/12 (17 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Large and mobile QB in the mold of Duante Culpepper.
  • Completed 680 passes for 8,078 yards, 44 touchdowns and 34 interceptions in 35 career games- and a school record 8427 yards.
  • Was the 17th overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • By midseason, was established as Bucs starter at QB.
  • In 2010, led Bucs to 10-6 record, passing for 3451 yards and 25 TDs to just 6 interceptions.
  • Tied for NFL lead with 5 4th quarter comebacks that year.
  • Passed for career high 4065 yards and 27 TDs in 2012.
  • Threw 95 yard pass to Vincent Jackson to lead NFL that season.
  • In 2013, Tampa decided to go in a different direction at QB- and after 5 games was cut.
  • Spent the remainder of the 2013 season on the roster of the Minnesota Vikings.
  • Signed and cut by the Giants in 2014 before camp.
  • Spent 2015 on the preseason roster of the Miami Dolphins.
  • After failing to latch on with Dolphins, played for the FXFL Brooklyn Bolts.
  • Joined Indianapolis Colts late in season, and was released the following year.
  • Caught the attention of the Calgary Stampeders and signed with team in 2018- but retired soon thereafter.

NOTES:

I always thought Josh got a bad wrap. His 2010 was a really solid campaign, and while he did survive the Raheem Morris epoch, he was able to rally the team to a decent 7-9 record while posting some pretty decent numbers.

I had worked with my friend Chris in tracking down Josh’s address. He wasn’t at the top of my list, so I let Chris at him first. After he got a success, I went ahead and put my cards together and sent them out.

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Chandler, Wes

Card: Upper Deck Legends 1997
Acquired: EBay, 2021

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Wes Chandler WR at Florida from 1974 to 1977 posting 93 receptions for 1994 yards and 22 TDs.

  • Also moonlighted rushing the ball 61 times for 353 yards and 6 TDs in his Senior campaign, finishing 10th in Heisman voting.

  • Selected 3rd overall in the first round of the 78 draft by the New Orleans Saints.

  • Had 1069 yards on 65 receptions, including a career long 85 yard long the following year.

  • Traded during the 1981 season to San Diego.

  • Chandler finished out the year with 1142 yards on 69 receptions.

  • In 1982 led NFL during strike shortened season with 1032 yards and 9 TDs in just 8 games.

  • Had career high 1199 yards and 10 TDsĀ  in 1985.

  • After the 1987 season, joined the 49ers for final year in 88 playing in 4 games.

  • Has seen extensive time coaching in a variety of leagues including the Orlando Thunder, UCF, Rhein Fire, Frankfurt Galaxy, Berlin Thunder, Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, New York Sentinels, and the California Golden Bears.

  • Briefly served as the commissioner of the MLFB before it reorganized in 2017.

CAREER ACCOLADES:

  • Earned Pro Bowl Honors in 79, 82, 83, and 85

  • First Team All Pro 1982

  • San Diego Chargers 40th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers 50th All-Time Team

  • San Diego Chargers Hall of Fame

  • University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame

  • College Football Hall of Fame

NOTES:

Chandler has been overlooked by the Pro Football Hall of Fame numerous times, primarily due to the fact that he played during the dead ball era.

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Jones, Henry (2)

Gameday 1993, #96
Proset 1991, #755

Cards: Pro Set 1991, GameDay 1993
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 4/1 Received: 6/7 (67 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

Hadn’t gotten Henry Jones since… oh 1991 through the Bills so I thought I’d give him another shout out some 30 years later. He signed 2 of 3 cards- but omitted the one I really wanted him to sign- his Star Pics 1991 Fightin’ Illini card.