University of Miami | 1966 • 1967 • 1968
1969 AFL Draft • Round 2 • 33rd Overall
College Football Hall of Fame • 1987 | Pro Football Hall of Fame • 1990
Ted Hendricks 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 Ted Hendricks
Ted Hendricks was born in Guatemala, where his father worked for an airline company. The family moved to Hialeah, Florida, and Ted was a high school star. After Hialeah, the 6- 7, 218-pound Hendricks attended the University of Miami. As a defensive end during his three seasons with the Hurricanes, Ted received All-America recognition by totaling 327 tackles, a remarkable average of 109 tackles per season.
In 1968 Hendricks was fifth in the Heisman Trophy balloting even though he did not have the glamour of playing in the backfield. Actually, he spent most of his time in the backfield…the other team’s. In his junior year he caused nine turnovers, by fumble recovery, stolen ball, pass interception or blocked kick. Against Pitt, Ted blocked a kick and recovered the ball 20 yards down-field.
At Miami, he took the honors curriculum, majoring in math and minoring in psychology.
Hendricks played pro football as a linebacker, 1969-83, with the Colts, Packers and Raiders, and was a member of four winning Super Bowl teams. In recognition of his outstanding career, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In December, 2019, Ted was named as one of 12 linebackers to the NFL’s 100-Year All-Time Team !