Terry Poole played OT for San Diego State from 2011-2014.
Selected in the 4th round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks and was with the team through 2016.
Spent 2017 with the Dolphins and Texans.
In mid 2018, he became one of the early signings of the AAF, joining the San Diego Fleet, playing for the team through 2019 before it ceased operations.
Poole was selected by the Houston Roughnecks of the XFL in 2020.
As I was a season ticket holder, I had tried a few times to get Terry’s autograph throughout the XFL season since he had an AAF card, but didn’t ever run into him at preseason activities or exiting after game. With a bit of diligence I was able to track him down via the mail and he responded with a nice note thanking me for being a fan of both leagues (AAF & XFL).
Stared career at Temple as a TE but by his Senior season had added 30 lbs to his frame to become the Owls’ starting RT.
Spent 2018 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but was cut at the end of camp in 2019.
Selected by the Defenders in the 2020 XFL draft.
Cole endeared himself to Defenders fans, (who originated the ‘Beer Snake’ in the XFL,) with his unique last name and number that he chose (69) when joined the franchise.
A special shout out to two of my favorite football fans. Mark- from Mark’s Signing Bonus continues to keep me motivated by providing me addresses behind the scenes to players in other leagues as my attention wanes from time to time as we continue to collaborate on all things spring football related.
I got two autographs from Cole. One on this parallel green and another on his base card, which I decided to send to my buddy Seth ‘Tuju Man’ as a thank-you for helping me canvas the Defenders prior to the 2020 season for autographs.
Justice Liggins played for SFA from 2013 to 2016, starting 13 games, catching 102 passes for 1166 yards and 8 TDs. He’d become a free agent after the 2017 NFL draft spending the next 3 seasons on and off the rosters of the Colts and the Chargers as a practice squad member and briefly with the Blue Bombers of the CFL.
Justice joined the XFL in 2020 and was selected by the New York Guardians. After an impressive camp, he’d make the 52 man roster but would be later cut a few weeks later.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.