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Evans, Shaquelle ‘Shaq’

Card: Sage 2014
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Shaquelle Evans played for the Bruins of UCLA from 2011 to 2013, and Notre Dame in 2010. In 2012 he had 60 receptions for 877 yards and 3 TDs. He followed that up with 47 receptions for 709 yards and 9 TDs in 2013.  Evans was selected in the 2014 NFL Draft by the New York Jets in the 4th round. He blew out his shoulder before he even finished training camp and spent 2014 on IR. Subsequently in 2015 he’d be waived in final cut downs.

Shaq was quickly snapped up by the Jaguars and spent the next year with the franchise on their practice squad. After a short stint on the Patriots in 2016, he joined the Cowboys in January of 2017, but later was suspended for violating the league’s drug policy.  

In January of 2018, Evans joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL and caught 50 passes for 785 yards in his rookie year with the team. He followed that up with an equally impressive 2019 catching 108 balls for 1334 yards and 5 TDs.

Hedrick, Grant

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

After establishing himself as a two year starter at quarterback for the Broncos, Grant Hedrick led Boise St to a Fiesta Bowl title in 2014. His best season came in his Senior campaign when he threw for 3695 yards, completing 294 of 415 passes, while throwing for 23 TDs to 14 interceptions. His passing completion percentage (70.6%) led the nation. Grant also demonstrated mobility in the pocket rushing for 592 yards and 8 TDs on 155 carries that year. He set career highs for passing against BYU (410 yards, 4 TD passes, 1 rushing) in a 55-30 route over BYU. Although he doesn’t have the height (6’0″) that NFL teams look for, he worked hard to polish his skills and game before his Pro Day. Grant didn’t hear his name called during the 2015 NFL draft. He later signed a free agent contract with the British Columbia Lions of the CFL.  As of 2019 he is a police officer in Oregon.

Hubert, John

Card: Sage 2015 (81/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

At 5’7″, 202 John Hubert is a lot of power in a small package- for a runningback, and finished second in school history at Kansas State to Darren Sproles on the career rushing yardage books. John ran for over 900 yards in both his Sophomore and Junior campaigns, while cracking the 1K barrier as a senior.

He was not invited to the NFL combine, but did enough to turn heads at his school’s Pro Day workout. The Saints invited him to a rookie mini-camp after the draft where he was signed and played during the preseason for the squad. He did not make the squad.