Greg Camarillo walked on at Stanford as a punter in 2001, but eventually was able to settle in at WR.
Caught 18 passes in both his Junior and Senior campaigns.
Finished his college career with 45 catches for 599 yards.
Was not selected in the 2005 NFL draft, but picked up as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers.
He’d make the team as a practice squad member and was cut in 2007.
Signed off of waivers by the Miami Dolphins.
Didn’t really see much playing time until late in the 2007 season.
Blew up on the Baltimore Ravens catching 3 passes for 103 yards and a 64 yard TD, helping the Dolphins secure their only win of the season.
The 64 yard play would be the longest of the year for the hapless Dolphins.
In 2008, saw increased playtime, including an 11 catch 111 yard performance in a win over the Denver Broncos.
Joined the Vikings in 2010 playing for Minnesota through 2011.
Finished career in 2012 with the New Orleans Saints.
I loved these action shots of Greg, and being that they were also some set needs it made sense to get his autograph on them. He’s got a pretty solid autograph. I love the loops in the G and C. Greg is both Mexican American and of Jewish heritage.
After redshirt season, ran for 4,679 yards over next 3 years.
Senior year ran for a school record 2,567 yards and 29 TDs, along with 242 yards on 24 catches.
His 450 carries in his Senior year shattered the previous single season college mark held by Marcus Allen, and his 2,567 yards rushing were third all-time.
Selected at the top of the 3rd round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions.
Had solid debut rookie season with Detroit rushing for 976 yards and 8 rushing TDs in 12 starts- 1,200 yards from scrimmage.
Ran for 747 yards on 217 carries in 2009, logging a career high 41 receptions for 415 yards in 2009.
Tore ACL near end of season, after 13 starts.
Injury sidelined Smith through early 2010, but the Lions had already moved on to Jahvid Best.
Lions allowed Smith to test free agency in 2011, but when Best was sidelined with second concussion of season, they resigned Kevin.
Smith returned to form with a 140 yard, 2 TD effort, in comeback victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Suffered ankle injury the following week and was not retained at end of season.
Joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL in 2014, but was released after a few days.
Has climbed the college coaching ranks ever since, starting at his Alma Mater UCF in 2015.
Then it was Florida Atlantic in 2018, and Ole Miss, where I got his autograph in 2020.
As of 2023 Kevin is the RB coach at the University of Miami, FL.
Score 2009, #98Panini Prestige 2010, #68
Kevin has a lot of great cards, and hit all my favorite sets from this period. His Score and Donruss cards really hit the mark for me. Kevin’s one of those players where if he didn’t see all that wear and tear on his body I think he would’ve gone on to have a fabulous NFL career- but such is the pro life.
QB saw action from 2005-08 for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Had incredible record setting season in 2007 throwing for 5,705 yards and 48 TDs on 512 of 713 passing.
Finished college career with 1403 completions, 2011 attempts, 15,793 yards, 134 TDs, and just 34 interceptions.
Wasn’t selected coming out of the 2009 NFL draft.
Attended rookie camp with the Browns, and later flirted with the UFL.
Ultimately signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL in 2009.
Joined Packers in 2010, and saw little playing time behind Aaron Rodgers.
Signed and released by Jets in 2013 before regular season.
After successful stints working up college ranks, saw most success at UNT and then later was an OC for the USC Trojans.
2007 Sammy Baugh Trophy
2008 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
2008 AT&T All-America Player of the Year
It’s only a matter of time before Graham is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as he holds multiple college records. Since 2009 contains quite a few sets I like, I decided to knock him out on these two cards.
Celebrating the game, the players, the cards, and the autographs for over 25 years.