Tag Archives: Orlando Thunder

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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Rogers Jr., Glenn

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Work
Sent: 9/27 Received: 10/8 (11 days)

Glenn Rogers played defensive back for Memphis from 1988 through 1990. A speed merchant by trade, Rogers moonlighted on punt returns tallying 23 returns for 178 yards, and at defensive back wrangling in 12 interceptions for 229 yards over 33 games. After not being selected in the 1991 NFL Draft, Glenn was able to latch onto the roster of the Buccaneers for a season, where he appeared in one game.

In 1992, Glenn joined the Orlando Thunder of the World League. He’d record 4 interceptions for 87 yards, and a TD (57 yards) to lead the team, and help pace their defense towards World Bowl II.

Glenn joined the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL after the World League folded- for the 1993 season. He stepped in as an immediate starter for the Esks over the next 5 seasons- missing just one game. From 1995 to 1997 he was a All-Canadian selection. His best season came in 1996 when Glenn recorded 49 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 7 interceptions for 139 yards. He finished in Edmonton with 24 career interceptions. In 1998, Rogers signed with the British Columbia Lions. While with the Lions he had another outstanding season adding another 6 interceptions to his resume, but was traded to Montreal after the season. Released before the season began, Glenn played one final season in Saskatchewan in 1999 and then retired.

Glenn signed his card and wrote me a small note, thanking me for being a fan and that he was happy there were still some World League fans out there! He currently lives in the Memphis area.

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Krumm, Todd

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 8/7 Received: 8/15 (8 days)

A solid and speedy defensive back for the Michigan State Spartans from 1984 to 1987, Todd Krumm had 18 career interceptions for 198 yards and a TD. He also was a reliable special teams contributor with 63 punt returns for 556 yards. During his senior season, he was an AP & UPI selection as an All-Big Ten player, when he intercepted a school record 9 passes at free safety.

Although he didn’t make the roster of the Redskins as a rookie free agent in 1987, Todd played for the Chicago Bears in 1988 recording 2 interceptions for 14 yards over 15 contests.

In 1992, Todd signed with the Orlando Thunder of the World League. Todd displayed much of the versatility and a nose for the ball that he had in his previous stints in college and with the Bears. He had 3 interceptions for 16 yards and a sack during the regular season. He is notable for intercepting Surge quarterback David Archer during the second half of World Bowl II.

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