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Mitchell, Deon

CARD: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Dimunitive (5’10”) WR with impressive speed, played college ball at Northern Illinois.
  • Finished as school’s all time leader in all purpose yards with 4,732, and the school’s all time leader in kick returns.
  • Went undrafted in ’99, but was signed by the San Diego Chargers.
  • Signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and allocated to the Scottish Claymores in 2000.
  • Played in 2001 for the Rampage catching 11 passes- 3 of them for TDs.

NFLE

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Drake, Kevin

Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000, #157

CARDS: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
ACQUIRED: 2021, Future Considerations

CAREER SNAPSHOT:

  • Talented athlete played for UAB in 96 and 97 converting from quarterback to wide receiver.
  • In his only year at WR posted 38 receptions for 823 yards and 7 TDs.
  • Spent majority of rookie year on Cardinals practice squad.
  • Opted to hone his skills in NFLE with the Scottish Claymores in 1999, posting 11 catches for 181 yards and two TDs.
  • Allocated to NFLE in 2000 playing for the Rhein Fire.
  • Led league with 12 touchdown catches.
  • Returned stateside in 2000 and spent the year on the practice squad of the Bills and Broncos.
  • In 2001 was a territorial allocation of the XFL 2001 Birmingham Bolts. 
  • Signed with Cowboys but did not make the squad.
  • Opted to sign with the CFL in 2002, playing for the Ottawa Renegades, but retired due to concussions.

NOTES:
Drake estimates that he suffered from at least 10 concussions over his career in football, with three being knockouts. He now suffers daily from the debilitating side effects of those head injuries, and spends his time coaching football and also improving education and awareness of concussion safety.

NFLE

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XFL

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Snell, Ben

Card: Playoff Contenders European Ticket 2000
Acquired: 2021, Future Consideration

Ben Snell paired with Siran Stacy in the Claymores backfield to form a nice one two punch. He’d play two seasons in NFLE, rushing for a career high 259 yards on 48 carries and scoring his first TD of his career in 2000. He then joined the XFL in 2001, playing for the Las Vegas Outlaws. -Snell rushed 31 times for 123 yards, while catching 6 passes and a TD for LV before the league folded.

A four-year starter at Ohio Northern, Snell rushed for a school-record 16 touchdowns and 1,137 yards on 158 carries (7.2 avg.) as a senior in 1999. All in all with Ohio Northern, Ben’s rushing totals included 2,871 yards rushing on 502 carries and 33 touchdowns to go along with 275 yards receiving on 38 receptions. He’s also the nephew of Jets great Matt Snell.

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