CARDS: GameDay 1992, Pro Set Update 1991, Upper Deck College Legends 2011 ACQUIRED: TTM 2021, C/o Home SENT: 6/29 RECEIVED: 4/10 (285 days)
Played for the Oklahoma Sooners from 1981-85, medical redshirting in 81.
Played DT sparingly, before moving over to NT by 83.
Finished his college career with 213 tackles and 18 sacks.
Second overall pick of the 1986 draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
Had a solid debut contributing 111 tackles, 2 FF and a sack in 86.
Best season came in 1989, posting 152 total tackles, 3 forced fumbles and 2 sacks.
Entered doghouse of new head coach Jerry Glanville in 1990, and numbers suffered enough that he was considered expendable by 91.
Joined Cowboys in 1991, moving to DT, and solidified their defensive line in time for their Super Bowl Championship runs.
Signed with Chiefs in 1994, but left team early in camp, eventually signing with the Jets.
Returned to Cowboys for final stint in 1996, and retired after the 1997 season.
College Football Hall of Fame 2004
1985 Lombardi Award Winner
NFL All-Rookie Team 1986
1989 Pro Bowl Alternate
Pro Set 1991 (Update), #820 Upper Deck College Legends 2011, #5
Tony was one of those players at Dallas Cowboys Training Camp back in the early 90s I never was able to get. He rarely signed and when he did he was always too far down the line to get. I also thought that I had tried him previously and failed but this success was the first attempt that I had made to him TTM. He’s got lots of great cards, but these really stood out to me.
What I always remember most about Tony is when the Cowboys were playing the Lions in the playoffs in 1991, and Barry Sanders did what he does, and essentially turned Casillas around in a circle trying to chase Barry down.
Well, true to form Bob made me wait almost two years between two returns. When I opened up the Panini Classics pack and found this patch inside, I thought it’d make a great canvas on which to get his autograph. I was not disappointed.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.