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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.

Driskel, Jeff

Card: Sage 2016 (59/250)
Acquired: 2017, Box Breaker

Jeff Driskell started his college career at Florida, but after losing the starting job (partially due to injury) he opted to transfer for his final year of eligibility to Louisiana Tech.  While playing for LA Tech, Jeff had his best year in 2015, starting all 13 games and going 279 of 448 for 4,026 yards, and 27 touchdowns to just 8 interceptions. By all accounts this was the best school single season performance by any quarterback since Tim Rattay.

A multi-sport athlete Jeff was not only selected by the San Fransisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft, he was also selected by the Boston Red Sox of the MLB in 2013. He was released before final cut downs in 2016, but was snapped up by the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as the 3rd string QB.

Trapped behind Andy Dalton and AJ McCarron, it didn’t really seem like Jeff was going to go far in Cinci, but the coaching staff has really taken a liking to him. AJ McCarron was traded in the 2018 off-season to Buffalo, and an open QB competition ensued for backup between Matt Barkley and Jeff. He played well enough that it was believed that Jeff may have had the inside track on the job, but he suffered an injury during the preseason and began the 2018 campaign on IR.

Ryans, DeMeco (2)


Card: Playoff Contenders 2006, Score 2010, Adrenalyn 2010, Leaf Certified Fabrics of the Game 2009
Acquired: 2017, EBay. TTM 2018, C/o The San Fransisco 49ers
Sent:  1/22    Received: 2/7      (16 days)
See Also: DeMeco Ryans


In 2011 Ryans started all 16 games at linebacker for the Texans. He’d post 44 tackles, 4 pass defensed, and 1 forced fumble. With the clock ticking on a new contract, the Texans opted to trade Ryans to the Eagles. DeMeco was a favorite in Houston, so when fans got word of what happened they were pretty unhappy.

Ryans moved on to Philadelphia, where he was immediately shifted back to middle linebacker for 2012. DeMeco led the Eagles defense logging 86 tackles, a sack, an interception, and 4 passes defended. He’d have one more banner season in 2013 with 4 sacks, 102 tackles, 8 passes defended, and 2 interceptions for 46 yards. After an injury shortened 2014 limited Ryans to just 8 games, he played one final year in 2015 before he opted to retire.

DeMeco has sued the Houston Texans and the stadium for poor surface playing conditions stemming from his knee injury in 2010. As of 2018 DeMeco is a linebackers coach for the San Fransisco 49ers.

My buddy Lance had a surprising success getting DeMeco courtesy of the 49ers, so I decided to go ahead and shoot some cards out and take a shot. I really liked how the Score and Adrenalyn cards looked, so those were no brainers. (I was just surprised at how well the Adrenalyn turned out.) Equally surprising was how few patch cards I could find for the venerable Ryans, so I went ahead and picked up this somewhat uninspiring Leaf card, that just feels overly designed.

He inscribed the cards with not one but two bible verses.

Matt 6:33
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Mark 16:16
“Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.”

G/Gs   140/139     TAC   735       SAC  13.5       FUM  7
INT   7         YDS   63       AVG   9.0         TD   0        LG   36