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Wegher, Brandon

sage15_bwegherCard: SAGE 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Brandon Wegher went undrafted out of tiny Morningside College, located in Sioux City, Iowa, where he rushed for 2610 yards on 327 carries and 39 TDs, –in one season. Wegher averaged an incredible 200.5 yards a game, en route to setting an NAIA single season rushing record.

Wegher signed with the Carolina Panthers after the 2015 NFL Draft and then battled Cameron Artis-Payne and Jordan Todman for the 3rd string running back spot behind Johnathan Stewart and Fozzy Whittaker. During the preseason Wegher demonstrated many of the capabilities that the team looked for in an every down back, scoring 3 TDs during the preseason, and he became an endearing underdog favorite to Panthers fans.  In the end Carolina kept Wegher over Todman, and were so afraid of losing him to another team, they signed him to the active roster. He dressed for one game in 2015, but did not see any action.

In 2016, Brandon was among the final cuts coming out of training camp. Late in the year, he signed a futures contract with the Los Angeles Rams but in May of 2017 was cut. He currently is a free agent.

I love this card. It has the right balance of just about everything you want from a portrait card.  The photo is outstanding and that clump of grass in his helmet just says that Wegher isn’t afraid of getting down and dirty to get the extra yards.

Tomlinson, Laken

sage15 ltomlinson
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Box Breaker

Wow. Among the pantheon of bad autographs, Laken Tomlinson’s is definitely near the top.  A big bodied people mover, Laken was selected at the back end of round 1 in the 2015 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions after shooting up the boards in the weeks leading up to it.  While a 4 year starter at Duke,  he displayed nice straight ahead speed and didn’t allow a sack in his final two years. He was on rare form in the Senior Bowl, neutralizing defensive power players with ease.  Laken was selected in 2014 as a first-team A.P. All-American and first-team All-ACC.  He also earned Second-team All-ACC selection in 2013, and an Academic All-ACC selection in 2012 and 2011.

After looking overwhelmed initially, Laken began to adjust to the rigors of the NFL game. He ended up starting 14 of 16 games for the Lions in 2015 at guard.  Unfortunately he regressed in 2016 and lost his starting job. With the Lions rebuilding their offensive line with the signing of TJ Lang- Laken’s future with Detroit looks cloudy at best.

Worthy, Cam

sage15 cworthyCard: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade

Cam Worthy was quarterback Shane Carden’s favorite target at ECU in 2014.  With natural size and the frame to go with it, Worthy has the body control to contest for many deep passes.  He’d break the 1,000 yard plateau with 55 receptions for 1,016 yards and 4 TDs in his senior year.

Scouts were unenthusiastic about Worthy’s route running.   He then later broke his foot during the Medal of Honor All-Star Game. Worthy went undrafted in 2015 but signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens.  They placed him on the physically unable to perform list while he recovered from his injury. He was not retained for the 2016 season.