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

David Archer - Quarterback (Iowa State)

David Archer was drafted in the 9th round (172nd overall) by the Denver Gold in the 1984 USFL Draft but opted to sign as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. He spent 4 seasons with the Falcons and started 22 games for the club. He was NFL Player of the Month in September 1986 but an injury cut short his season. The Falcons waived him in February 1988 and he went to camp that year with the Miami Dolphins. Archer appeared in one game for Washington in 1988 and spent the 1989 season as a backup for the San Diego Chargers before being released in training camp by the club in 1990. He went to camp with the Eagles in 1991. In 6 NFL seasons, Archer started 23 of the 55 games he played, completing 336 of 661 passes for 4,337 yards with 18 TDs and 30 picks. He was selected by the Sacramento Surge in the WLAF Supplemental Draft in 1992 and had an excellent year, throwing 23 touchdowns versus just 7 interceptions. He would lead the club to a 21-17 victory over the Orlando Thunder in the World Bowl at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

In 1993, Archer played in the CFL with the Sacramento Gold Miners who were rebranded from the WLAF Surge. He put up huge numbers in his first CFL campaign, throwing for 6,023 yards (still 5th most in league history). Archer was one of the top QB's in 1994 with the Gold Miners and 1995 when the club moved to San Antonio as the Texans. After the US clubs ceased operations, Archer was the first overall selection by the Ottawa Rough Riders in the dispersal draft. The Rough Riders folded after the 1996 season and Archer was selected by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the dispersal draft. He opted instead to join the CBC as an analyst for CFL games. He returned for one final season in 1998 with the Edmonton Eskimos who hired his former Gold Miner and Texan coach Kay Stephenson. In his five CFL seasons, Archer completed 1,388 of 2,434 passes for 20,671 yards with 120 TDs and 71 INTs.

This Starter size XXXL jersey was worn by Archer in 1995 during the Texans lone season. It has the proper tagging, the Texans did not have the 95 year tag like most teams did. The numbers, name and logos are screen printed on. The Grey Cup 1995 patch is sewn on the right breast. The jersey has moderate game wear. Of note, the majority of the impact marks are on the back including a team repair at the bottom of the 1. Archer must have taken several blind side hits in 1995. The bottom right corner of the nameplate is torn away and has been video matched to the home Texans playoff victory over the Birmingham Barracudas. The elastic sleeve cuffs have been removed to make a looser fit. The jersey was obtained from a collector based in Las Vegas in 2012.

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.