Tag Archives: Wild Card WLAF 1992

Logan, Phil

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 8/24 Received: 9/7 (14 days)

Phil Logan played college ball for the Kentucky Wildcats from 1987 to 1990. In his Senior campaign, Phil caught 37 passes for 565 yards and 4 TDs. He finished ranked 4th on the school’s charts with 83 receptions for 1219 yards and 4 TDs. He also had a memorable 85 yard kick return for a TD (his only return of the year) in his Junior season as well.

Phil joined the World League in late 1991. He’d be selected by the Ohio Glory in 1992. During the season Phil caught 17 passes for 256 yards and 2 TDs- including a 51 yard barnburner. After the league failed, Phil played a season with the Massachusetts Marauders of the Arena Football League.

Phil had this really solid Wild Card entry that I always wanted to get signed, and over the last year or two I’ve really made a breakthrough with locating many players in the World League- especially those with common names. Phil was very gracious and kind in his response to me and thanked me for writing him and really making his day.

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Wright, Willie Don

Card: Wild Card WLAF 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 7/23 Received: 7/30 (7 days)

Willie Don Wright walked onto the Wyoming football team where he played outside linebacker and defensive end for the Cowboys. He was signed in 1990 as a free agent by the Phoenix Cardinals, who then allocated Wright to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the World League in 1992. During the season Willie recorded 5 sacks for the Galaxy before returning stateside to the Cards.

Willie was placed on the practice squad and then was converted successfully from linebacker to tight end. -He was active for 9 games but didn’t see any playing time. The following year in ’93, Wright was cut after the team decided to go with less tight ends on the roster, and then found himself again on the short end of the stick in 94 and 96. He’d briefly play in the CFL with the Las Vegas Posse in 1995, before he finished his degree at Wyoming in music education.

He wrote me a nice note thanking me for my letter. Wright currently lives in Wyoming where he teaches music at the Junior High level.

Searcy, George

Card: Wild Card World League 1992
Acquired: TTM 2019, C/o Home
Sent: 11/18/19 Received: 1/2/20 (45 days)

George played ball for Eastern Tennessee State from 1987-1990. A big an powerful tailback, George set many rushing records for the Bucs that still stand today. A member of the Bucs upset win in 1987 over NC State- Searcy caught a TD pass to help cinch the win. He then ran for 210 yards over the Citadel in 1989- a season in which he ran for 1,324 yards on 275 carries, and scored 17 TDs, winning the Southern Conference’s Offensive MVP Award. During that season he logged 5 games with over 30 carries and 4 games with 3 TDs. George closed out his career for the Bucs with 462 carries for 2,262 yards.

George was not selected in the 1990 NFL Draft. He signed as a rookie free agent with the Washington Redskins, but did not make the squad. He joined the San Antonio Riders in 1992 after being selected in the 6th round of the player draft. He was a key cog in the Riders World League leading rushing offense, blocking up front and spelling for league leader Ivory Lee Brown that year. George ran 43 times for 195 yards. A dependable receiver out of the backfield, Searcy caught 36 passes for 267 yards and a TD. After the World League folded George stayed in playing shape, and showed up again briefly on the radar of the CFL for the Toronto Argonauts in 1995.

I was positive that I had already taken a shot at George back 5-7 years ago, but after researching my records, I determined I had not. After doing some digging online, I found out that his daughter lived in Florida. The breadcrumbs slowly led me to him, so I decided to throw this card out there and take a shot.

He signed this card in 45 days and included this nice note:

i am sorry for the delay in returning the card. Thanks for being a fan. I had a great time playing in San Antonio. Good luck with your mission.

Merry X-Mas,
George Searcy #20

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