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Phillips, Darrell

Card: ProSet WLAF 1991
Acquired: TTM 2015, C/o Home
Sent: 12/9   Received:  12/29   (20 days)

Darrell Phillips was a stud in the middle of LSU’s defense during his time playing for the Tigers during the mid-late 80s. In his Junior year, he had 100 tackles, 4 sacks, and 5 TFL. A versatile player, he also blocked 3 kicks on special teams and was named the team’s most valuable defensive player. In 1988 he was a First-Team All-SEC selection with 76 tackles and 3 sacks.

He wasn’t drafted but saw time in the camps of both the New Orleans Saints (1989) and British Columbia Lions (1990) before being selected in the first round of the WLAF positional draft by the Birmingham Fire in 1991. Phillips helped pace the stingy Birmingham Fire defense with 38 tackles and 2 sacks, which earned him second team All-World League Honors.  He returned to the team for the 1992 season and again notched another 2 sacks.

Darrell was one of the few members of the Birmingham Fire that escaped me when I was trying to get autographs back in 1992 during that humid night game against the Riders.  After some sleuthing, I was able to track him down on Facebook, where he was displaying his LSU pride.  He kindly responded to my message and agreed to sign this card for a few extras that he could keep.  Phillips has split his time between the US and Canada for the past few years.

WLAF     Tac N/a    Sac 4.0    Fum 0   Int 0   Yds 0   Avg -.-   TD 0   Lg -.-

Carr, Lydell

pswlaf91 lcarrCard: ProSet WLAF 1991
Acquired: 2016, EBay, TTM 2015, C/o Home
Sent:  7/7/15      Received:  7/25/2016   (374 days)
Failure: 2013 TTM, C/o Home

Lydell Carr was the lead blocking back in the Sooners Wishbone attack.  Still none the less, he still gained 2,584 yards (5.0 yards per carry) during his time at Oklahoma.  He’d be selected in the 4th round of the 1988 draft by the New Orleans Saints, but injuries would derail his career. After being cut by the Cardinals in 1990, Carr joined the WLAF in 1991.

Starting at fullback, Lydell blocked for both Paul Palmer and Jim Bell while playing for the Barcelona Dragons, and powering the duo to 725 total rushing yards. The short yardage back, Lydell had 8 TDs on a mere 27 carries. After the team failed to win the World Bowl, Lydell was signed by the expansion Ohio Glory in 1992.  Lydell’s contribution was a mere 57 yards on 20 carries and a TD, but he’d help the team to 873 total yards on the ground, and Amir Rasul to second in the league with 572 yards rushing.

I knew Lydell’s nephew (I believe) and he even went to high school and college with me, however I had stopped collecting autographs during that period of my life when I could have probably gotten Lydell. Even with the renewed interest in Lydell’s career (thanks in part to Upper Deck’s 2011 OU set), he’s sporadic through the mail at best, and I have failed to get him on 2 occasions already, so I threw in the towel and just EBayed this one through.

Amazingly though a few months after I had composed this entry, Carr came through with this card signed in a bit over a year- clocking in at a svelte 374 days.

WLAF     Rush 47       Yds  146          Avg 3.1      TD 9      Lg 24
Rec   9        Yds 65        Avg  7.2         TD 0          Lg  17

Floyd, Victor

ult92 vfloyd psetwlaf91 vfloydCards: ProSet WLAF 1991, Ultimate WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2015, C/o Work
Sent: 10/19    Received: 11/29 (41 days)*
Failure:  TTM 2011, C/o Work
* School donation enclosed

Victor Floyd was the running mate to Sammie Smith at FSU. As a Sophomore, he led the team with 681 yards and 6 TDs. Injuries derailed what could’ve been a spectacular career for Floyd, but he still managed 5.8 yards per carry, 1,548 yards, and 12 TDs in his career.

A member of the 1989 draft, Floyd was selected in the 11th round by the Chargers. He briefly saw playing time that year, rushing for 15 yards on 8 carries.

Victor was drafted in the 3rd round of the runningback portion of the WLAF draft in 1991.  He did it all for the Surge leading  the team in rushing with 406 yards and 2 TDs, and averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Victor also caught 13 passes out of the backfield, including a 60 yarder for a TD against Montreal.  His best rushing game came against the Knights– a 102 yard 13 carry effort.  Floyd also led the team in kickoff return average with 21 yards on 9 returns.

In 1992 the Surge was massively retooling their offense and allowed him to sign elsewhere. Possibly impressed by his performance against them, the Knights signed Floyd to the team’s runningback stable of Eric Wilkerson and Chris McLemore.  He finished the season with 8 carries for 12 yards, and 6 catches for 166 yards and a 65 yard TD. He then played for the Orlando Predators in the Arena Football League, before retiring.

Victor has been coaching since then at the high school level. He’s held a variety of positions from basketball, track, and head football coach. He is currently an Algebra instructor and head football coach at Agape Christian Academy. Under his watch the school advanced to the playoffs for the first time in history.

NFL               RUSH 8                   YDS  15             AVG 1.9        TD 0       LG 5
REC  1          YDS 6                    AVG 6.0                TD 0           LG 6
WLAF          RUSH  100            YDS 418           AVG 4.2        TD 2        LG 25
REC 19             YDS 352          AVG 18.5          TD 1               LG 65t
KR  9                  YDS  189         AVG 21.0          TD 0               LG 33