CARD: Upper Deck College Legends 2011 ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020
Kendall Hunter played college ball for the OSU Cowboys from 2007-10.
In both 2008 and 2010 he rushed for over 1,500 yards, and had over 20 catches.
He was named as a finalist for the Doak Walker Award in his senior season, and finished his career with 4,181 yards and 37 TDs on 708 carries.
Due primarily to his size, 5’7″, 199, Hunter wouldn’t be selected until the 3rd round of the 2011 draft by the San Fransisco 49ers.
During his time in the league from 2011-2015, Hunter saw action in 45 contests, starting 1 in his rookie year.
He had a career high 473 yards on 112 carries and 16 catches for 195 yards.
Used primarily as a 3rd down or as a change of pace back, Kendall ran for 1202 yards on 262 carries for the 9ers.
Was released after the 2014 season, when he spent the entire year on IR due to a knee injury.
Signed with the Saints in 2015, late in the year to spell injured Mark Ingram.
Briefly joined the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL in 2017, but retired soon thereafter.
Who knows how Kendall would’ve performed if he was shoved into a role with a team that used him as a primary back in a run n shoot or spread set up? He definitely had a set of wheels on him, and some great college number to prove it.
I had forgotten that I had pulled Jason’s certified base card autograph from this set, so when I sent this one I also sent the other card by mistake. He signed both of them, so I gave the additional autograph to my friend Lance. I like these Decades Best cards. The canvas is super clean and welcoming of an autograph. It pops very nicely.
CARD: Upper Deck College Legends 2011 ACQUIRED: 2019, Box Breaker
Played WR for Boise State from 2007-10.
Caught 204 passes for 3063 yards and 25 TDs over college career.
Displayed some behavioral issues that caused his draft stock to drop.
Selected by the Detroit Lions during the 2nd round of the 2011 draft.
By mid-season behavior issues re-emerged, and continued through the 2012 campaign, where he’d be deactivated by the team.
After numerous fights, bad behavior, arguments, and social media outbursts increased, Titus was outright released by the Lions before the 2013 season.
Claimed by the St. Louis Rams, but was quickly cut after questionable behavior reemerged.
Titus’ behavior since 2013 has borderlined from the bizarre to flat out disturbing.
Sadly, since then he’s been imprisoned and spent time in inpatient rehabilitation.
He was released from prison in 2018.
Titus is the poster child for bipolar disorder. On top of things it’s entirely possible he also has CTE due to numerous concussions. Mental health- especially for men, has such a terrible stigma. I hope that since Titus hasn’t been in the news since his release from prison, that he’s getting the help he needs.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.