Jeff Query went to Milken college and represents the school’s only drafted NFL alumni, being selected in the 5th round of the 1989 draft by the Green Bay Packers.
Query set career records at the tiny school finishing with 2548 yards, 28 TD catches, 30.9 yards on kick off returns, and 10.9 on punt returns.
A track junkie, Query had breathtaking speed (4.3), and was a two-time CCIW 100-Meter Champion.
Immediately stepped in as the team’s #3 receiver and as the Packers’ primary return man.
Trademark blonde mullet brought all the girls to the yard.
After 1991 season, signed with the Houston Oilers via Plan B, but did not make the roster.
Picked up by Cincinnati and played the next 3 seasons with the team, and a final 2 games between the Bengals and the Redskins in 1995.
Best season came in 1993, catching 56 passes for 654 yards and 4 TDs.
Score Supplemental 1989, #432S Topps 1990, #144
I was very excited when Jeff joined the Oilers. It didn’t make much waves but I was convinced that he was going to be that missing part that was going to take the receiving corps to the next level. He then just disappeared in camp and I never heard from him until he was cut. I am not sure if he was an injury settlement, but I just remember being very disappointed.
Jeff had some great cards over the years and I was very happy to get these finally knocked out as they had been in ‘the box’ for a long time waiting for him to appear.
Fredd Young is a member of the New Mexico State Hall of Fame. A fast and hard hitting linebacker with huge hands, Fredd had over 400 tackles in his college career at NM State, and recorded 12 sacks as a Senior. He’d be selected in the 3rd round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.
Fredd contributed immediately to the Seahawks defense, and very quickly established himself as a starter during his rookie year. He’d be named to the Pro Bowl after his rookie year, and the next following 3 years. His first two Pro Bowl nominations came on special teams, and his next two came at strongside inside linebacker. In his final year with the Seattle (1987), Brian Bosworth joined him at linebacker commanding an unheard of 10 year $11 million dollar contract. Unable to secure such a lucrative contract from the team for his proven talent, Fredd held out through the first game of the 1988 season.
The Seahawks didn’t take kindly to this, but found a suitor waiting in the wings as the Colts traded two first round picks in order to get Young to help fortify their defense. He’d sign a 5 year, $4.5 million dollar contract with Indianapolis. Fredd played the next 3 years with the team. His high water mark came in 1989 when he posted 122 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. After a solid ’89, Fredd was again on pace for another quality followup year in 1990, but got injured during the 11th game of the season against Buffalo. It turned out to be career ending, as it was the same hip-flexor injury that Bo Jackson famously had his career ended by.
My first recollection of Fredd is from the game Tecmo Bowl back in 1988. Being that there wasn’t a Houston franchise, I started playing Seattle on a whim. With the player licenses (but not the team rights) the ‘Seattle Knights’ as the logo led me to believe, were a blast to play. Fredd Young was a speedy missile inside, and I crushed opposing ball carries with him rushing upfield.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.