Game Worn Football Jersey 

A game worn / game used football collection from the CFL, USFL, WFL, XFL, WLAF, NCAA, NFL, and Arena football leagues.

San Antonio Texans

Troy Mills - Running Back (California)

Troy Mills started a lengthy CFL career in 1993 with the expansion Sacramento Gold Miners. He became the team's featured back in 1994, rushing for 1,230 yards in 15 games while catching 61 passes for another 774 yards. Mills signed as a free agent with the transplanted Gold Miners in San Antonio in August 1995. When the US teams folded, Mills was taken by the Calgary Stampeders in the 9th round (80th overall) of the dispersal draft. Mills was cut and signed with the Ottawa Rough Riders in September 1996 where he played 5 games. The Riders folded after the 1996 season and Mills was again taken by Calgary in the dispersal draft, this time in the 3rd round (23rd overall). The Stamps cut him again before the regular season. He returned to the CFL in 1998 with the Edmonton Eskimos. In 1999, he had his second 1,000 yard season running for 1,022 yards in only 11 games. Injuries limited Mills to 6 games in 2000 and the Eskimos released him. He spent 2001 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and returned to Edmonton for one final season in 2003 after missing the 2002 campaign. Over his career, Mills had 862 carries for 4,693 yards and 35 touchdowns.

A nice remnant from a one-year club, Mills wore this Starter size XL jersey at the Alamodome for the Texans in 1995 during a season in which he rushed for 445 yards on 82 carries in 7 games. The Texan home jerseys did not have the year tag on the lower hem like other teams. The colour scheme left a lot to be desired and was certainly a major step down from the Gold Miners uniforms but the Texans scored positive marks for their pants, which featured a snakeskin stripe. This particular jersey shows several hit marks on the shoulder areas and has a few small unrepaired holes.

Tony Jackson - Running Back (Vanderbilt)

From Saginaw, Michigan, Tony Jackson played his college ball in Tennessee for the Vanderbilt Commodores. After college, Jackson began his pro career by signing with the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League in 1994. Jackson spent one season in Vancouver, rushing 19 times for 57 yards and catching 5 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in 3 games. He also added 60 yards on 10 punt returns and 133 yards on 7 kickoffs. In 1995, he went to San Antonio to play with the Texans of the CFL who had moved from Sacramento after two seasons as the Gold Miners. Jackson played in 3 games for the Texans, rushing for 45 yards on 8 carries. He was also active in the kicking game where he returned 5 punts for 34 yards and 3 kickoffs for 72 yards.

Jackson wore this Starter road white jersey with the Texans in 1995. One interesting note on the Texans road jerseys is that they did not have lower hem tags like the home teal garments or the majority of the other teams in the CFL that year who were all outfitted by Starter.

Jamie Redmond - DB (Middle Tennessee State)

Jamie Redmond began his pro career by signing with the Sacramento Gold Miners as a free agent in 1994. That year, Redmond registered 2 sacks, intercepted 2 passes, recovered a fumble to go along with 15 tackles in 8 games. Redmond followed the team to San Antonio but was released before the season began and signed with the Memphis Mad Dogs where he played 11 games and was credited with 14 tackles. Later in 1995, Redmond would play for Tampa Bay of the Arena League and made 2 solo tackles for the Storm. Redmond was selected in the March 1996 CFL US Dispersal Draft by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 11th round (94th overall) but never suited up for the Bombers.

This particular Starer road white jersey shows little evidence of use and was likely just worn for a portion of a single preseason game. No other player on the Texans wore #9 during the team's lone season.