Tag Archives: St. Louis Rams

Kennison, Eddie

Card: Score 2006
Acquired: 2017, Future Considerations

Ah Eddie Kennison. I only casually followed the 1996 Draft. Things had already been put into motion with the Oilers, and with my personal life a complete disaster zone at the time, I was completely and utterly disinterested in football. Still, in the meantime, when the Rams selected Kennison, for a brief shining moment there he was the WR compliment for Isaac Bruce, before the appearance of Torry Holt.

An LSU product,  Eddie played for the Tigers from 1993 to 1995. His best year came in ’95 when he put up 45 catches, 739 yards, and 2 TDs. A track man, Kennison averaged 15.9 yards per reception. He had some good measurables entering the combine running a reported 4.29 40.  He’d be the 3rd receiver taken off the board, after Keshawn Johnson and Terry Glenn, and a spot ahead of future HoF WR Marvin Harrison. -Truly the 1996 draft was stocked with WR talent.

In his first season with the Rams, Eddie put up a solid stat line of 54 receptions, 924 yards and 9 TDs. He’d also contribute on special teams as a punt returner with 29 returns for 423 yards and a whopping 2 TDs. After the 1998 season, Eddie was signed by the rival New Orleans Saints. He’d record a career long 90 yard TD reception against the Atlanta Falcons in 1999 and lead the team in yards and receptions despite a quarterback carousel of talent. After the season the Bears traded a mere 5th round pick to get Eddie, where he’d spend just one season with Chicago before heading off to Denver in 2001.

Eddie had a rough ride with the Broncos. After 8 games he decided that he had enough of the sport and opted to retire. Denver released him, but Eddie decided that he still wanted to play after all. About a month later, he signed with  the rival Kansas City Chiefs. Eddie had his best years in KC, spending the next 7 seasons there. He had his best 2 seasons professionally in 2004 and 2005 respectively putting up consecutive 1000 yard seasons and posting career highs in both receiving and yards. After the 2007 season, he’d briefly resurface with the Rams in 2008, and retire after signing a ceremonial one day contract with the Chiefs.

Lance came through again with this one at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame dinner getting Eddie on this Chiefs card. Little known fact is that Kennison refuses to sign any cards from his early playing days on the Rams. Whether this is due to them being rookie cards or that he just has some bad memories with them is unknown. This is not a bad looking card. I find the embellishment and the pencil thin lines to be a bit distracting, but the photo is pretty solid. You can always count on Score to at least have good action photography and provide a wide spectrum of players from each team.

G/Gs 179/84   Rec 548     Yds 8345     Avg 15.2     Td 42    Lg 90t
PR  153       Yds 1528        Avg  10.0        Td   3     Lg   78t

Collins, Todd (2)

Cards: GameDay 1992, Classic 1992
Acquired: TTM 2017, C/o Home
Sent:  12/18/17     Received: 1/5/18    (18 days)
See Also: Todd Collins


Todd Collins finished his career at Carson-Newman with 27 games under his belt, 156 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 3 interceptions and 1 fumble recovery. He took interceptions of 44 yards and 75 yards to paydirt and earned All-South Atlantic Conference Honors in 1991. A 3rd round pick of the Patriots in 1992, Collins was a nice find and made two Super Bowl appearances- one with the Patriots and later on with the St Louis Rams.

It should be noted that there just wasn’t too many scouting photos of Todd available from his days in college, so both StarPics and Classic ran to the presses with the same image. The GameDay is absolutely stunning. Collins was well regarded for his long frame and it is definitely showcased here with him galloping across the field.

Mannion, Sean

Card: Sage 2015
Acquired: 2016, Box Breaker

Sean Mannion was a prolific passer for the Oregon State Beavers from 2011 to 2014. Holding many of the Beavers and Pac-12 passing records, Sean finished with 13,600 yards on 1,187 completions of 1,838 attempts, and 83 touchdowns. He was selected in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the then St. Louis Rams. Since that time he’s spent the entirety of his career as a backup. He’s seen spot duty here and there behind first Case Keenum and Nick Foles, and then in 2017 as the primary backup behind Keenum and Jared Goff.  He got to start his first game in 2017, the season finale- a 34-13 loss to the 49ers. While the Rams notched a loss, Mannion did his best throwing for 169 yards on 20 completions and no interceptions.