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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. ┬áHe’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.

Thompson, Dylan

Card: Sage 2015 (242/250)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Dylan Thompson played quarterback for the Ol’ Ball Coach, Steve Spurrier, at South Carolina. While Dylan did not see any starting duty in his first 3 years at the school (behind Connor Shaw), he put up school record numbers in his final campaign in 2014. During his Senior year Dylan was 270 of 451 for 3564 yards with 26 touchdowns to 11 interceptions.

Thompson was not selected during the 2015 NFL Draft. He’d bounce on and off the roster and practice squad of the 49ers in 2015 and 2016, and the Los Angeles Rams in 2016 and 2017.

In 2018 things went in a new direction for Dylan as he was hired by the Detroit Lions as a Character/ Player Development Coach.