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Feggins, Howard

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o South Carolina State University
Sent: 9/21     Received:  10/2   (11 days)

An equally adept cornerback and safety in college at UNC, Howard Feggins would be signed by the woeful New England Patriots in 1988, where he played in 11 games, making an interception in 1989. After a preseason with the Giants in 1990, and his mind already on coaching,  Howard wasted no time joining the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship in the summer of 1991, with the New York Giants.

The WLAF came calling and the London Monarchs had other plans for Howard in the team’s already dominating secondary. He’d earn a World Bowl ring playing for the team in 1991 and in 1992 would see his playing time increased, pulling down 2 interceptions for the Monarchs. After the reorganization of the WLAF, Feggins play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL, but would continue coaching and return to the pros by 1999 as an assistant coach for the New England Patriots. In 2004, he’d take over at Northwestern, coaching wide receivers through 2006 at the university. Currently Howard is an assistant coach at South Carolina State. Under his tutelage at every stop since returning to the college ranks, Feggins’ teams have seen exponential growth at the receiver position.

I have turned to other methods to locate players from the WLAF recently, and was able to find Howard through a social networking site and ask for his autograph. He quickly responded in 11 days, signing this card I had of him from the Wild Card corporation. He wrote me a nice note, which always makes me feel good about my enthusiast hobby.  Below are Howard’s statistics from the WLAF.

G/Gs  N/a     Tac   N/a      Sac  N/a   Fum   N/a   Int  2      Yds  48    Avg 24.0   Td 0   Lg 46

Alexander, Jeff

Cards: Ultimate WLAF 1991, Proset WLAF 1991, Wild Card WLAF 1992, Ultimate WLAF TV2 1991.
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o Home
Sent:  8/7  Received: 8/19  (12 days)

When you talk to historical football pundits about the WLAF and you ask them who ran for the most yards in the London Monarch’s offense, nine times out of ten people will get the question wrong and tell you it was Judd Garrett. Jeff Alexander was the leading rusher of the London Monarchs in 1991 and 1992. The plodding hard nosed fullback would rack up 391 yards in 1991 and 9 rushing touchdowns.  (His 9 touchdowns rushing would lead the WLAF.) In 1992, the Monarchs would rely on him even more as he would run for a team best 501 yards and be 5th in league rushing. Jeff would only score 1 touchdown that season, but that would be good enough to tie him with Eric Wilkerson for the WLAF career lead, before the league reorganized in 1992.

He’d finish up his career where he started in 1989 with the Denver Broncos (in 1992) and soon thereafter retire. He currently lives in Colorado. I sent him these cards and he graciously signed them in about 10 days.

Games 20     Att 212    Yds 892    Avg  4.2   Lg  41T      Td 10      |
Rec 28    Yds   251     Avg  9.0    Lg  47T     Td 2

Colbert, Darrell

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2010, C/o Home (12 days)

Darrell Colbert was originally a free agent pick up of the Kansas City Chiefs, and in 1987 was the only rookie to make the roster that season where he nabbed 4 catches in 15 games over the next two seasons. He’d catch a 40 yard bomb against the Oilers in the 1987 preseason, keying the Chiefs 32-20 victory. After being cut in 1988, Colbert would remain in shape, playing with the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 1990. In 1992, he would be drafted by the San Antonio Riders of the WLAF who utilized him as a wide receiver and primary punt returner. Colbert would finish as the team’s leading receiver with 464 yards and second on the team with 33 receptions. (In the short history of the franchise, his 464 yards would be a team season record.) He’d also have the team’s longest play from scrimmage in 1992 with a 63 yard catch.  The league would reorganize after the 1992 season.  In 2010, Darrell was inducted into Texas Southern University’s Hall of Fame as an 80’s All-American  inaugural member where he is the college’s all time leader in catches, yards, and receiving touchdowns. I tracked down Darrell outside of Waco, Tx recently, where he signed my card in roughly 12 days. Below are his statistics from the WLAF.

Games 10   Rec 33     Yds   464   Avg  14.1  Td 1  Lg 63    |    Pr  21  Yds  142   Avg 6.8  Td 0  Lg 18