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Anderson, Eddie

Card: Score 1990
Acquired: In Person 1990, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

Eddie Anderson was originally 6th round choice of the Seattle Seahawks out of Fort Valley State in 1986. He’d sign with the Los Angeles Raiders as a replacement player in 1987 and start 3 games making a pick and 52 tackles. His impact season would be 1989 playing at free safety. Eddie would make 5 picks for 233 yards and 2 touchdowns in 10 games. Along with Lionel Washington and Terry McDaniel, the secondary in general for the Raiders during the 80s and early 90s was quite formidable. A hitting machine, Anderson is probably msot remembered for returning an interception 102 yards for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in 1993.

Along with a slew of other Raiders, I got Eddie’s autograph at Dallas Cowboys training camp in 1990. He was also treated well on Tecmo Super Bowl and could be relied on in a pinch while in coverage with a nice blend of speed and interceptions. Eddie was one of these players who you could overrun the tackler with because you were afraid to stop and start again as he would lose most of his head of steam when you did and fall behind.

Eddie would stay with the Raiders through their transition back to Oakland in 1995, playing for them through 1997 where he retired. Currently Anderson serves as an assistant with the Oakland Raiders club.

G/Gs 159/116     Tac  761     Sac  4.0   Fum 7
Int   19    Yds   531     Avg     Td  3     Lg  102t

Pease, Brent

Cards: Proset 1991, Wild Card WLAF 1992.
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o Boise State University
Sent:  4/28    Received: 5/13  (15 days)

Small town Brent Pease was born in Moscow, Idaho, and was a starting quarterback for the Montana Grizzlies. In 1987, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 11th round, but did not make the final roster. He was quickly picked up by the Houston Oilers and started 3 games during the NFL strike that year going a respectable 2-1 and throwing for 3 touchdowns.  After the strike shortened season, Pease would earn his roster spot but would quickly get bumped to 3rd string after a disastrous 1988 campaign that saw him post a 0 quarterback rating. Still he’d contribute to the Oilers, replacing punter Greg Montgomery during the season as holder for Tony Zendejas‘ kicks. In 1989 would sign with the Miami Dolphins and then he’d see time in the CFL in 1990, where he was signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and finally come back to the Chicago Bears that year. He’d be drafted in the inaugural WLAF allocation draft by the Birmingham Fire in 1991, where he’d play for a season before going to the New York- New Jersey Knights in 1992.

In the WLAF for the Fire, he played well enough to steward the team to the playoffs until he was replaced by Eric Jones in the lineup. He’d then get bumped around in the quarterback shuffle in New York behind Reggie Slack and Doug Pedersen in 1992. Pease would then play for the Cincinnati Rockers of the AFL in 1993 and then retire.

Since football Pease has jumped into coaching where he has quickly climbed the college ranks. Returning to his alma matter Montana he grew quickly into the offensive coordinator job helping the college establish itself as one of the stronger passing programs at the I-AA level. After brief stints at Northern Arizona,  Kentucky, and Baylor, where all the teams offenses experienced prolific growth under his tutelage. Brent would return to his home state of Idaho where he currently serves as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.

Utilizing the power of the internet, I located Brent quite quickly and sent off to him after I found his cards. Brent’s name has generated a lot of buzz as Boise State has remained a stalwart contender over the last few years and numerous internet reports have been linking Pease to college head coaching jobs around the country.

Games N/a   Att  210  Comp  99   Pct  47.1%   Yds 1076
Td 5   Int  9   Rat 52.8