CARDS: Classic 1992, Star Pics 1992 ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home SENT: 4/14 RECEIVED: 4/29 (15 days)
Originally saw limited action at QB for William & Mary in ’88.
Worked way up depth chart to starter in ’90.
Posted 3415 yards and 22 TDs on 245 of 414 throws that year.
Followed up breakout season with 2974 yards, throwing 18 TDs, and completed a whopping 65% of passes in 91.
Also rushed for 16 TDs over college career.
Selected in the 4th round of the 1992 draft by the Washington Redskins.
Spent the 92 and 93 seasons with the Redskins, losing the majority of 1992 to injured reserve.
Joined the Falcons practice squad in ’93, finishing career in ’94 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Has worked as a coach at the high school level since 2007.
I really liked the Star Pics set at the time. (It was battling Classic for the college draft card market at the turn of the 90s.) As it was quite a niche market, unfortunately Star Pics was one of the first inglorious victims of the card market implosion by 93. As I casually collect the set, it’s more for the design and photos than player notoriety.
A rare signer, I felt it’d be best if I take advantage of his current signing window and get Haywood on a few cards. Among the players, he was quite outspoken about it being a mistake the Oilers left H-Town. I wonder if he also turned and embraced the Titans as one with the Oilers like many of his backpedaling teammates.