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Speyrer, Cotton (2)

CARDS: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011 Nat’l Champs ’69//70, University of Texas Upper Deck 2011 NCAA All-Americans
ACQUIRED: TTM 2022, C/o Home
SENT: 4/21 RECEIVED: 5/4 (13 days)



Cotton lives in Central Texas and much like myself was affected by ‘The Texas Freeze’. He wrote me a nice note saying that normally he doesn’t respond to letters and just signs the cards, but that he too wished myself and my family well after what had happened to us.

Atessis, Bill

CARD: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011
ACQUIRED: 2020, EBay
FAILURE: TTM 2019, C/o Home


  • Bill played defensive end from 1968-70 and was considered one of the most dominant DL of the SWC during that era.
  • Selected by the Baltimore Colts in the second round of the 1971 NFL Draft.
  • Injured and later cut by the Colts, joining the Patriots later that season.
  • Converted to LB, seeing action in 5 contests.
  • Traded to Cardinals in 1972, and moved to the OL.
  • Converted back to DL by the Jets in ’73 but was cut before the season began.


  • UT Ring of Honor
  • All-time UT team


After failing on Bill back in 2019, I just figured I’d grab him on his certified card instead.

Holloway, Tillman ‘T-Hollo’

University of Texas Upper Deck 2011, #71

CARD: University of Texas Upper Deck 2011
ACQUIRED: EBay, 2020


  • Tillman Holloway was an impressive blocker for the University of Texas from 2000-03.
  • Was initially a strongside defensive end when recruited but switched to guard.
  • Started 37 games over his career- playing in 49.
  • Probably the best known UT player to wear #61.
  • Finished out strong in Senior season, earning First Team All-Big 12 accolades and was a Second Team All-American.
  • A finance major, currently works in the NFL sector.


Rounding out the certifieds from the UT Upper Deck 2011 set, Tillman was one I picked up on Ebay during the pandemic.