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Perry, William ‘The Fridge’ (2)

Upper Deck Legends 1997, #156

Cards: Upper Deck Legends 1997, Upper Deck College Legends 2011
Acquired: TTM 2021, C/o Home
Sent: 6/8 Received: 7/1 (31 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

NOTES:

I had been circling the wagons since I got The Fridge back in 2012 at the beginning of that year. I ran into these two immediate set needs that his gracefully signed. Thankfully this time he didn’t use a fading sharpie on these two gems.

Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #69

Herrod, Jeff

Gameday 1992, #360

CARDS: Gameday 1992, Skybox Primetime 1992, Action Packed 1991, Skybox 1992
ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home
SENT: 11/12 RECEIVED: 11/29 (17 days)
FAILURE: TTM 2019, C/o Home

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • 9th round pick out of Mississippi in 1988, that totalled 528 tackles over college career.  

  • Became the surprising leader of a linebacking corps that featured names such as Duane Bickett, Fredd Young, and Quentin Coryatt along the way.

  • Tackling machine that recorded 150+ total tackles in from 1989 to 1991 from inside linebacker position.

  • Led team in tackles from 1989 to 1992, and overall 8 times in career.

  • Recorded a career high 200 total tackles in 1994.

  • Possessed relentless motor, pursuit, solid instincts and quick ability to read/ react to plays as they take shape.

  • Over career played LILB, RILB, RLB, and MLB.

  • Briefly played for Philadelphia Eagles in 1997.

  • Returned for final season in 1998 to play for Colts.
1992 Skybox Primetime Team Checklist, #173

ACCOLADES:

  • Ole Miss Hall of Fame 2001

  • SEC Football Legends Award 2013

  • Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2017

NOTES:

Jeff is a cousin of actor and TV personality, Mr. T.

Jeff has some great cards and some set needs I was after so I had tried him in the past with no luck. Thanks to my friend Joe, I was able to get a solid lead and address for him. Disappointingly, as of the time of this post, Herrod, who ranks second all-time on the Colts tackle list, has not been inducted into the franchise’s Ring of Honor.

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Powlus, Ron

2000 Playoff Contenders, #173

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, Topps 2000, Leaf Rookies & Stars 2000, Bowman 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations
TTM, 2021, C/o Work
SENT: 8/2 RECEIVED: 8/23 (21 days)

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Ron Powlus played QB for Notre Dame from 1994-97.

  • He finished his career 558/969 for 7602 yards with 57 TDs to 27 INT.

  • At the time of his graduation he held 20 school passing records, breaking many that had been held by Joe Montana.

  • Undrafted in 1998, Ron signed with the Tennessee Oilers but did not make the squad.

  • The following season he spent the preseason with the Detroit Lions.

  • In 2000, Ron was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.

  • He’d be shipped to the NFLE and played for the Amsterdam Admirals.

  • Ron had a solid season has Amsterdam’s starter, throwing for 1784 yards and 13 TDs, while rushing for 77 yards and a TD.

  • After a few years away from the game, Ron went into coaching and has had stops with Notre Dame, Akron and Kansas as a positional coach.

  • As of 2022, he works in the front office at Notre Dame as the associate athletics director and sport administrator for the Fighting Irish.

NOTES:

With renewed vigor I have begun assembling the autographs of the members of the NFLE to pair with their member teams. Ron had quite a few cards and I was lucky to get him on all of them (Bowman, Topps, Leaf) in one shot TTM. I like all 3 of the sets, but I tend to lean a bit more towards the Leaf set.

2000 Bowman Chrome, #164 2000 Topps, #348

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