Tony George (American football)

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Tony George
No. 41
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-08-10) August 10, 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Winton Woods High School
Forest Park, Ohio
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Debuted in 1999 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 2000 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2000
Games played31
Games started1
Tackles20
Forced fumbles1
Fumble recoveries2
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com
 
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Tony George
No. 41
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-08-10) August 10, 1975 (age 38)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)Weight: 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Winton Woods High School
Forest Park, Ohio
College: University of Florida
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Debuted in 1999 for the New England Patriots
Last played in 2000 for the New England Patriots
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2000
Games played31
Games started1
Tackles20
Forced fumbles1
Fumble recoveries2
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Houston Antonio George, Jr. (born August 10, 1975) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons in 1999 and 2000. He played college football for the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Gators' consensus national championship team in 1996. He was a third-round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft, and played for the New England Patriots during his entire NFL career.

Early years[edit]

George was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] He attended Winton Woods High School in Forest Park, Ohio,[2] where he was a standout high school football player for the Winton Woods Warriors.

College career[edit]

George received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football teams from 1995 to 1998.[3] During his four college seasons, the Gators won Southeastern Conference (SEC) championships in 1995 and 1996, and a Bowl Alliance national championship in 1996. Memorably, George had an interception for an 89-yard touchdown return in the Gators' 33–20 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers in 1997, which remains the third longest touchdown return in Gators history.[3] As a senior in 1998, he was recognized as a coaches' first-team All-SEC selection and an honorable mention All-American by Football News.[3]

Professional career[edit]

The New England Patriots selected George in the third round (ninety-first pick overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft,[4] and he played for the Patriots in 1999 and 2000.[5] During his two-season NFL career, he appeared in thirty-one games.[1] He was waived by the Patriots during the 2001 preseason.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tony George. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Tony George. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 89, 97, 98, 154, 181 (2011). Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  4. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1999 National Football League Draft. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  5. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Tony George. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Robert Neely, "George changes his colors in a hurry," Spartanburg Herald-Journal, p. C4 (August 18, 2001). Retrieved January 12, 2012.

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