Back in early April I got my hands on a very unique set of trading cards.

Needless to say, when I saw the Stanford Football 2017 Coaching Series cards I had to unwrap the pack and see how these babies looked….and I have to say I came away very impressed.

What a cool little “leave behind” in recruiting. The cards are the right size for a player to stick in his pocket. Stanford gets to tell their story in snack sized blurbs that high school athletes can & will actually digest and the visuals are quite cool as well. Certainly created a buzz on the recruiting trail as I’ve now seen a few other programs create some form of their own card sets.

Having each coach’s twitter handle on there is a nice way of reminding recruits how they can contact a coach to begin or further a conversation about Stanford football.

Props to the folks who had the idea, and those who worked the execution & graphics. Great idea.


Our President since 2008, Scott oversees daily operations. An outstanding high school athlete (he wrote that), he chose to go pro in something other than playing football (i.e. he couldn't break a 5.0 40 yard dash). Prior to purchasing FootballScoop, Scott served as a vice president of The Shaw Group, a Fortune 500 company, for eight years.