A tight end in high school and college, Eric Snelson was moved to defense after being signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988. In preseason that year, he started at linebacker in place of Pro Bowl holdout Matt Millen before being injured. Snelson was cut the following year in training camp. In 1991, Snelson would take part in the World League of American Football’s “Team Dallas”, a taxi-squad of players who practiced in Dallas hoping to get a shot at a roster spot with a WLAF team. Snelson got that opportunity with the San Antonio Riders and wore this jersey for home games at the Alamodome. He was the Ohio Glory’s 48th selection in the 1992 WLAF player draft but was released by the club in March 1992.