Card: Topps 1990
Acquired: Houston Oilers Training Camp 1991
Robert Banks from Notre Dame was a free agent pick up by the Oilers in 1989 during the waining end of the Jerry Glanville era. He’d stick there for one season before heading over to Cleveland for the next two seasons, notching four sacks. He’d make an appearance in Tecmo SuperBowl on the Nintendo in 1991. In 1991 he returned to the Oilers via Plan B, where I got his autograph during training camp that year, but he would see the Turk during the final cuts of that preseason. Robert was well conditioned and had a motor that never stopped- which he claimed he learned by reading Jack Tatum’s book “They Call Me Assassin”. Banks was ahead of his time, and was a tweener who could play both defensive end and linebacker. The problem was neither the Browns or Oilers could figure out how best to use his physical set as a situational pass rusher. As of 2004 Banks was functioning as a recruiter for ITT.
G N/44/24 Tac N/a Sac 4.0 Fum 2 Int 0 Yds 0 Avg -.- Td 0
Card: Topps 1990
Acquired: In Person 1991, Dallas Cowboys Training Camp
I remember at the same time I got Daryl Johnston in the autograph alleyway at St. Edwards, I was able to corral Vince for his as well almost at the same time. I think it was my second or third day there at the camp back in 1991. I can still remember the sound of their cleats as they walked up the street to the playing field.
A free agent signee from the University of Washington in 1984, Vince Albritton was a ferocious hitting strong safety who spent the majority of his career playing on special teams during his 8 year career. He’d even make the cover of the “Dallas Cowboys Weekly” where he was referred to as “The Lethal Weapon”. During the Dallas Cowboy’s darkest hour in 1989 Vince stepped to the plate starting all 16 games for the team and notched 111 tackles, but quickly by 1990 his season was limited to 8 games due to injury. By 1991, he only suited up for 6 games and then was out of football by the end of the season.
Today Vince is a licensed plumber and recently attended the demolition of Texas Stadium, sharing his memories with public about the stadium.
G/Gs 87/27 Tac N/a Sac 3 Fum 7
Int 1 Yds 3 Avg 3.0 Lg 3 Td 0