University of Miami | 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990
1991 NFL Draft • Round 1 • 1st Overall
1990 Outland Trophy Winner
Russell Maryland Football Cards
It's All About Collecting The U!
With over 525 player alumni and staff from the University of Miami Football program represented, I believe my Hurricanes card collection is the most expansive in existence. It includes players that have been inducted into Hall of Fames through practice squad members and those that merely committed and walked away before the season began. Also represented are head coaches, assistants, and other staff members of the program. Along with traditional football cards, I also count similar flat collectables like pocket schedules and ticket stubs.
The Card Album is my personal collection showcase. I originally designed my first website, CardMagnet.info, from scratch in Microsoft FrontPage and used tables to organize things. The site was updated regularly 2009 to 2021. I’m proud to say that I had regular viewers from around the world, and my content was frequently in the top results on Google’s web and image results. The time came to put some new tools and ideas to use, and so TheCardAlbum.com was born.
About Russell Maryland
One of the most intimidating and dominating defensive linemen of his era of college football, Russell Maryland left a legacy of excellence that few will ever match. The first Miami player to win the coveted Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman) in 1990, Maryland captured virtually every award in his grasp during his outstanding senior season.
A consensus All-American in 1990, Maryland was a first-team All-America selection by Associated Press, United Press International, Kodak, the Walter Camp Football Foundation, The Football News, and The Sporting News. He also was the UPI’s selection as 1990 College Football Lineman of the Year. Maryland, who finished his UM career with 279 tackles, 25 tackles for losses and 20.5 quarterback sacks, was UM’s Jack Harding Most Valuable Player Award winner in 1990.
Maryland, also an excellent student, was inducted into UM’s elite Iron Arrow fraternity before his graduation and was the first player chosen in the 1991 NFL Draft (by the Dallas Cowboys). A native of Chicago, Illinois, Maryland remains an active pro player for the Green Bay Packers. He also played for Dallas (1991-95) and Oakland (1996-99), winning three Super Bowls with the Cowboys.