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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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Lytle, Matt

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

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Matt played from 1995-98 for Pitt, throwing for 3738 yards and 26 TDs.

  • Undrafted in 99,  he signed with the Carolina Panthers but ultimately did not make the squad 52 man roster.

  • The Panthers later assigned him to NFL Europe in 2000, where Matt played for the Rhein Fire, backing up Danny Wuerffel.

  • Claimed off of waivers by the Seattle Seahawks he’d be on and off the team’s practice squad during 2000, before the Panthers reclaimed him.

  • He made his only start of his career in 2001 in a blowout loss to the Rams.

  • Lytle joined the Alouettes in the CFL for 2002, backing up Anthony Calvillo at QB.

  • He then was in camp with the Ravens in 2003, and then later the Colorado Crush of the Arena league, but ultimately retired after failing to make the roster of the Crush in 2004.

NFL

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301713356.71339.3

NFLE

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644144162.14195.6

CFL

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271118240.711N/A

Nord, Kendrick ‘Kenny’

2000 Playoff Contenders, #186

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

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Kendrick Nord played QB at Grambling St. from 1993-95.

  • With excellent mobility and arm strength, he was 399/832 for 6581 yards and 64 TDs to 42 interceptions over his college career.

  • He was not selected in the 1996 NFL Draft, but saw time in camp with the Saints, Titans and Eagles.

  • Joined the Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football league, where he saw action primarily at receiver, catching 25 passes, while moonlighting at QB and DB.

  • Kendrick played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in ’99 attempting 5 passes.

  • In 2000 he was signed by the Ravens and allocated to the NFLE Frankfurt Galaxy, and then later joined the Rhein Fire.

  • Played for the Arena Football League’s New York Dragons in 2001, catching 12 passes.

NFLE

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58216.4140

ARENA

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3742011.315N/a