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Morey, Sean

Playoff Contenders 2000, #170

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Sean Morey played WR at Brown University, where he set career records for the Ivy League with 251 catches, 3850 yards and 40 TDs.

  • 7th round selection of the New England Patriots in 1999 who languished on the practice squad.

  • Joined the Barcelona Dragons of the NFLE in 2000,  playing in the league through 2003.

  •  After leaving the Patriots, joined the Eagles in 2001 where he distinguished himself as a special teams gunner and off used kick returner.

  • Played for Steelers from 2004-06, quickly asserting himself as captain of the special teams.

  • Spent 3 seasons in Arizona, (2007-09) earning a Pro Bowl appearance.

  • Joined the Seahawks in 2010, but ended his career due to lingering injuries.

  • Sean has been spotted working his way up the high school and college coaching ranks. 

ACCOLADES:

  • Pro Bowl 2008

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NOTES:

Sean is an active advocate for concussion awareness.

Pearson, Pepe

Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket #172

Card: Playoff Contenders 2000 European Ticket
Acquired: 2021, Future Prospects

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Played 4 years for Ohio State from 1994-1997, rushing for 3036 yards.
  • Best year came in 1996, rushing for 1484 yards and 17 TDs, while catching 19 passes for 218 yards and finishing with 1702 yards from scrimmage for the Buckeyes.
  • Went undrafted in 1998 and bounced around the NFL on practice squads and offseason rosters with the 49ers, Browns, Lions, Jaguars, Steelers, Buccaneers, and Bears.
  • Joined the NFLE in 2000, playing for the Rhein Fire.
  • Ranked second in the league with 486 yards rushing and 3 TDs on 102 carries that year.
  • Scored the game winning touchdown in World Bowl 2000.

  • In 2001,  topped those totals rushing for 597 yards on 166 carries (3 TDs).
  • Briefly saw time on the roster of the XFL Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001.
  • Has extensive coaching experience as a positional coach (Ohio Dominican, Youngstown State, Marshall, Dayton Warbirds, and as of 2021 at Tennessee State.)
  • Also had head coaching stops in the AFL2 with the Daytona Beach Hawgs (04/05) and the Marion Mayhem (08/09) where with the latter he also served as GM.
  • As of the time of this post, is currently offensive coordinator for Eddie George at Tennessee State.

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Collins, Jack

University of Texas Upper Deck 2011, #4

Card: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011
Acquired: EBay, 2020

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Do it all runningback for the University of Texas from 1959-1961.
  • Benefactor of the Longhorns ‘Flip Flop offense’.
  • Ran for 450 yards and 4 TDs (89 carries), while catching 9 passes for 134 yards and 3 TDs in 1959. (All SWC Choice)
  • Completed 7 of 11 passes that season for 97 yards and a TD.
  • In his Senior season, UT switched to a wing- T formation, seeing time at both lead blocking RB and WR.
  • Caught a 24 yard pass in his final college game (1961) to defeat Mississippi.
  • Drafted by Steelers in 1962 but was cut, and later finished his career on the taxi squad of the Cowboys.
  • Later finished degree at UT and spent over 46 years in commercial banking.
  • Father (Sr) and Grandson Carleton Burke Collins both also played for the University of Texas.

ACCOLADES:

  • Texas Longhorns Hall of Honor 1982

NOTES:

Jack Collins was the first Texas Football magazine cover boy. I was unable to locate Jack despite his history, so I finally gave up and just picked up a certified autograph of him.