Card: 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.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2015, Gunderson Trade
A really nice card of runningback John Crockett here. The clean photography and contrast really hearken back to the days of early media photography.
The 2015 combine positional leader in both the vertical jump and the broad jump, John Crockett has many of the athletic tools to make the jump to the NFL level. Playing for North Dakota State, he rolled up the yardage (4339 yards) in only 3 years with the Bison. Thanks to the stigma against players in small school conferences, Crockett did not turn very many heads, but still warranted enough interest that he was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 6th round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
After an impressive preseason, Crockett made the squad and was a back up for Eddie Lacy and James Starks. He saw action in 2 games rushing 9 times for 21 yards. John injured his shoulder in 2016. He spent the entire season on IR rehabbing. In 2017 he was not tendered by the Packers and became a free agent.
Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Hobby Box Breaker
Pete Thomas is an intriguing quarterback prospect with a history reminiscent of former pocket passer- Pitt QB Tom Savage. A rare 2 school transfer, Thomas’ long march originally started with the Colorado State in 2010. He’d spend two years with the Rams and play in 21 games. Pete put up a decent statline, going 414/652, for 9117 yards, with 36 TDs to 36 picks. Sitting out a year, Thomas played in 9 games in 2013 for the NC State Wolfpack. He’d throw 9 TDs, and complete 149 of 247 attempts.
Thomas again changed gears after the 2013 campaign, and transferred to Louisiana-Monroe. Pete had a good year with the Warhawks, with 301 completions on 501 attempts, 3181 yards and 14 touchdowns. Going undrafted in 2015, Pete was an early mini-camp arm for the San Diego Chargers and New York Giants, but was unable to stick.
Eventually Pete signed with the Minnesota Havok of the Indoor Football League, but the team folded before it even took the field. Released from his contract he was assigned by the Arena Football League in 2016 to the LA KISS. Thomas came in during the first game of the 2016 season and didn’t relinquish the starting job all season, leading the team into the playoffs. Pete for the record completed 166 of 294 attempts for 2094 yards, 42 TDs and 8 INT. As the Arena Football League went through a massive reorganization the LA Kiss bowed out of the league. Thomas had his rookie option exercised by the Tampa Bay Storm for 2017.