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Hackett, Chris

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade

Chris Hackett played for the TCU Horned Frogs from 2012-2014 at defensive back and safety. His best season came in 2014, when he posted 75 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 6 passes defended, and 7 interceptions for 131 yards. Over his career at TCU he posted 224 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 11 passes defended, 1 fumble recovery, and 12 interceptions for 154 yards. Chris declared early and headed to the NFL.  Scouts were mixed about his talent at the next level, and an unimpressive combine sealed his fate.

Hackett was not selected in the 2015 NFL draft.  He’d sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was released during final cutdowns. Later that year, Hackett was signed by the Oakland Raiders to their practice squad. He’d be released during the 2016 preseason. Currently he’s a free agent.

Daniels, DaVaris

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Gunderson Trade

DaVaris Daniels had a mixed college career at Notre Dame due to academic issues. While never fully realizing his potential as a receiver for the Fightin’ Irish, he had brief moments of highlight worthy film. His best year came in 2013 when he had 49 receptions for 745 yards and 7 TDs. He declared for the 2015 NFL draft but went unselected.

Daniels signed with the Minnesota Vikings after the draft and then later briefly spent time on the roster of the Patriots. Eventually he found his way North to the CFL Calgary Stampeders in 2016. He earned the league’s honor for the Most Outstanding Rookie catching 51 passes for 885 yards and 9 TDs.

Murphy, Marcus

sage15 mmurphyCard: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Marcus Murphy played collegially at Missou. A dangerous and versatile player, Marcus scored TDs receiving, rushing, and returning punts and kicks throughout his career. He finished his college career with 357 carries for 1957 yards and 16 TDs, to go along with 50 receptions for 318 yards and 2 TDs in just 2 years. A 7th round pick of the New Orleans Saints, Murphy drafted to fill the role that Darren Sproles and Reggie Bush had before him. He spent the next two years as a return man on both kicks and punts, but couldn’t crack the runningback lineup.  He’d finish with 34 kick returns for 318 yards and a 74 yard TD, and 19 punt returns for 405 yards. He’d be waived in 2017, and found his way onto the practice squads of the Jets, Colts, and Bills. Eventually the Bills decided to take a closer look at Marcus as a strictly a running back. He carried the ball 7 times for 41 yards and caught 2 passes for 7 yards in his Bills debut. Marcus made the roster of the Bills in 2018 and has seen a lot more playing time touching the ball 19 times in 3 games.

Great looking card here of Marcus. I just wish the rest of the Sage 2015 set was this consistent. The striking clouds and heroic pose by Murphy look like a pretty solid throwback to the old public relations photos.