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.
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.
Ole Miss Hall of Fame 2001
SEC Football Legends Award 2013
Alabama Sports Hall of Fame 2017
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.
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.
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
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.