Card: TNT Arena 2014
Acquired: IP 2014, San Antonio Talons V New Orleans Voodoo
Before the game against the Voodoo I motioned Garrett over towards the visitor end zone and gave him his cards. He was pretty excited to have his own card and signed one for me.
Garrett Lindholm played for Tarleton State during college but went undrafted in 2010. An accurate kicker with an incredible leg, Garrett once hit a 64 yard field goal to send a game to OT. He received nibbles from both the Falcons and Colts during preseason, but was cut and found his way to the Arena Football League with the Milwaukee Mustangs. Garrett had an impressive rookie year going 20/31 on field goals and 82/98 on extra points. He’d join the Rattlers in 2013, but the Rattlers didn’t need him to kick too many field goals, since they scored so many TDs, evidenced by 158/167 extra point attempts. He’d join the San Antonio Talons in 2014, kick 89/95 extra points and 10 of 16 field goals. With the Talons going on hiatus after the 2014 season- Lindholm joined the New Orleans Voodoo for 2015. He’d kick 55/61 extra points and 6 of 11 field goals, before the Voodoo too would go on hiatus…
Card: TNT AFL 2014
Acquired: TTM 2014, C/o Home
Sent: 8/16 Received: 9/13 (27 days)
Larry Beavers is an outstanding talent in the Arena Football League. He attended a small Division III school, Wesley College in Delaware. There Beavers set the NCAA record for career kick return touchdows with a whopping 10. He also demonstrated a knack for the ball, finishing second in school history with 2,366 yards.
He went undrafted in 2009 but was signed by the Carolina Panthers. Unfortunately Beavers was among the final cuts that preseason by the squad. The following year Larry was signed by the New Orleans Saints, but again was cut in the offseason. In 2011, he signed with the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League, but quickly decided to take his talents to the CFL, landing on the roster of the Edmonton Eskimos. Beavers returned to the Arena leagues the following year and was an offseason addition to the Pittsburgh Power.
It was in 2013 that Larry joined the New Orleans Voodoo, and that’s where he’s made an impressive impact. He’d earn second team All-Arena Team Honors in 2014 as a kick returner cracking the 1,000 yard barrier both as a receiver and as a kick returner. Larry was assigned to the expansion Las Vegas Outlaws for 2015, but ended up rubberbanding back to the Voodoo before the season was out, scoring 2 more TDs on kick returns. The Voodoo (and the Outlaws) were taken over by the league before the conclusion of the season.
I had gotten a few customs I had made autographed by players in the league over Twitter. Impressed with Beaver’s play in the finale against San Antonio I created this custom of him and asked him if he’d like one, to which he gleefully signed this one for me in about 2 weeks.
Card: TNT AFL 2014
Acquired: In Person, 5/3/2014 Talons vs. Barnstormers.
Jeramie began his indoor football career in 2010 with the San Angelo Stampede of the IFL. Since then, he’s played for the Utah Blaze, Cleveland Gladiators, Orlando Predators, and New Orleans Voodoo, before landing a home in 2014 with the San Antonio Talons. A versatile player, Jeramie has rushed 29 times for 46 yards and 16 touchdowns from the fullback position, while collecting 17 tackles and 1.5 sacks. The Talons in 2014 relied on him heavily to contribute along the defensive line. He finished the season with 29 tackles and 5 sacks in 17 games. San Antonio went dormant after the 2014 season.