Marvin “Snoop” Minnis
Position: Wide Receiver
- Florida State
- Kansas City Chiefs (2001-2002)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2003)
- Miami Dolphins (2003)
- Toronto Argonauts (2004)
- Sportsline All-American 2000
- Led Florida State in receptions during the 2000 season
- Finalist for the Biletnikoff Award (best college receiver) in 2000.
- Declared academically ineligible right before the BCS National Championship Game against Oklahoma at the Orange Bowl.
- 2001 NFL Draft, round 3 pick 77 (Minnis’ draft bio)
- Started 11 games as a rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2001, catching 33 passes for 511 yards.
Days before the 2000 National Championship, Minnis cried in a nationally broadcast interview with ESPN in which he talked about is academic ineligibility for the championship game (sorry, no video link). Pat Sangimino at KVVU questioned the sincerity of Minnis’ tears:
Were they flowing because he was truly sorry for having let down his Florida State teammates, or were they tears of embarrassment, tears that appeared only because he got caught not holding up the front end of the student-athlete moniker?
One columnist thought Florida State would not miss their All-American receiver, given the talent of their other receivers. Tim Layden of CNNSI.com argued the opposite. Who was right? Well, the Minnis-less Seminole offense failed to score in the game, resulting in a 13-2 loss to Oklahoma. Good call Tim.
In September 2003, Minnis was cut by the Chiefs in order to open up a roster spot for Tank Reese: (Link)
Where is Tank now? Apparently being waived in 2005 by the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League.
Grab a mini-helmet signed by Minnis, now marked down from its original list price
If that’s out of your price range, pick up this autographed card (in his FSU uni) for under 5 bucks