Before the season began, Vick was reassigned to Advisor, and by the start of the season was oddly pushed out the door.
First African American QB taken #1 overall in the NFL Draft
NFL Comeback Player of the Year 2010
Pro Bowl 2002, 04-05, 10
Archie Griffin Award 1999
First Team All-American 1999
Bert Bell Award 2010
NFL record most yards rushing (career) by a QB
NFL record most yards rushing (single season) by a QB
NFL record career yards per carry
NFL QB record 173 yards rushing (single game)
I mean, I knew Vick would be nearly impossible to get TTM so I went ahead and just plunked down two cards for a reasonable paid signing. That’s when things went awry as Vick didn’t finish signing the cards he’d agreed to do through the promoter. While he did sign my cards, you can just tell based off the autographs, he just didn’t care.
If there’s any former player who should be trying to endear himself more to fans- especially after supporting dog fighting– I mean it should be Mike Vick.
In regards to Mike’s short stint in the AAF. It was a big deal that he was going to be working as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Legends under Brad Childress. Then everything went sideways in ATL. Childress already seeing things weren’t looking good or finding greener pastures hit the road. About a month later, Vick was no longer coaching the offense, and was reassigned as an adviser. Reading the tea leaves, leads ones to believe that Mike just didn’t have the time to devote to the fledgling team that they needed. He made a token appearance during halftime of a home game, briefly popping up to the delight of fans, and the AAF cameras that definitely got him on film.
CARDS: Action Packed 1990, Score 1990, Pro Set 1990 ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 5/18 RECEIVED: 5/27 (9 Days) FAILURE: TTM C/o Home 2018, 2019
Possessing gamebreaking speed and great hands, Dexter Carter played from 1987-90 for the Florida State Seminoles.
Dexter rushed for 1839 yards and 17 TDs on 351 carries, splitting time for a majority of his career with Sammie Smith.
Selected by the San Fransisco 49ers near the bottom of round one in the 1990 NFL Draft.
Started at KR in rookie season, but was pressed into service early with injuries to Roger Craig.
Rushed for 460 yards and caught 25 passes, finishing with 1460 yards from scrimmage.
124 yards rushing against Rams was highest total by a 49ers rookie since 1971.
74 yard TD run against Rams was longest TD run of season in the league.
Saw similar role in 1991 in a platoon of runningbacks.
Ran for 379 yards and 2 TDs on 85 carries and caught 23 passes for 253 yards.
Had 37 kick returns for 839 yards, including a 98 yard TD to lead NFL.
After an injury riddled 1992, became 49ers resident return specialist for punts as well.
Had 34 returns for 411 yards and a TD in 1993.
In 1994, returned 48 kicks for 1105 yards (23.0 yards per return) and a 96 yard TD.
Signed with the Jets in 1995, but after only 10 games was cut, returning to ‘9ers to finish out season.
Had career long 78 yard punt return for a TD that year with SF.
Played one final year with 49ers in 1996 and retired.
Spent a few seasons as a positional coach at his Alma mater FSU.
San Fransisco 49ers 50th Anniversary Modern All-Time Team
NOTES: After 2 failures, I finally was able to get Dexter Carter on his Action Packed card I wanted to have him sign all along. I had pretty much run out of cards, save for these last 3. His Score 1990 really stands out. It’s a beautiful, rare frontal shot of Dexter darting for daylight.
Dexter really didn’t get the credit he deserved as a returner outside of SF. One wonders that if he played 10-15 seasons like other accomplished returnmen if Dexter would’ve gotten the acclaim he deserved.
Dexter is notable as during his 1995 campaign between the Jets and the 49ers, he ended up playing in 17 games that year during a 16 game skid.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.