Card: Sage Artistry 2015 (26/100)
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker
Josh Harper played for the Bulldogs of Fresno State. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the water or weather up there, but the Bulldogs just produce a ton of wide receivers, regardless Josh kept the lineage alive. He first arrived on the scene at Fresno in 2011. After two decent years, he broke out in 2013 with his first 1,000 yard season (79 receptions, 1011 yards, and 13 TDs). Despite his numbers, he was not selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. He signed as a free agent with the Oakland Raiders that year but did not make the squad. Josh signed with the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL the following year, but was cut soon thereafter. Currently he is a free agent.
I love these Sage Artistry cards. They do the best they can for not having any college logos or uniforms and making exciting cards out of otherwise unheralded players.
Card: Sage HIT 2015 (159/250), Sage Artistry 2015 (75/100)
Acquired: 2016, Sage Twitter Promotion, Box Breaker
Playing for the Crimson Tide during his college career, Amari Cooper posted impressive numbers, including leading the nation in receptions with 124 catches in 14 games (2014). After the year, he’d earn the Fred Biletnikoff award given nationally to the best college receiver in the nation and be a unanimous All-American.
Amari was taken with the 4th pick of the 2015 NFL draft by the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders were rebuilding on the offensive side of the ball and were trying to surround young quarterback Derek Carr with offensive weaponry. Cooper connected immediately with Carr and finished his rookie season with 72 receptions for 1070 yards and 6 touchdowns. He’d also chip in returning 8 punts for 41 yards. Arguably Cooper’s best game came in a 37-29 win over the Chargers in which he had 5 receptions for 133 yards and a TD. After the season Amari was selected as a Pro Bowl Alternate.