JockBio Vital Stats
  • San Diego Chargers
• Tight End • #85
  • Height: 6' 4"
• Weight: 260 • Born: 6/18/80
  • As a kid, Antonio was a big fan of Barry Sanders.
  • Antonio was First-Team All-State as a high school senior in football and basketball. He was runner-up for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball award.
  • Antonio admits that he was a lousy blocker in high school. He likes to joke that he thought a block was the thing between two streets.
  • Despite Antonio’s pass-catching prowess, Nick Saban recruited him for Michigan State as a defensive end, not a tight end.
  • Antonio and childhood friend Dwight Smith met on the football field for the first time in a December 2004 game between the Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • Antonio caught his first NFL touchdown on a four-yard pass from Doug Flutie.
  • Antonio was selected to play in the Pro Bowl after his second season. He caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. He was also on the receving end of a 33-yard pass from Drw Brees on a flea-flicker play called online by fans.
  • Antonio was First-Team All-Pro in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
  • In 2007, Antonio became the third-fastest tight end to reach 4,000 receiving yards, behind Kellen Winslow and Mike Ditka.
  • Antonio and Todd Christensen are the only tight ends to gain 1,100 yards receiving and score 10 touchdowns in a single season.
  • Antonio is one of a handful of NFL stars who never played a down of college football. Others include Cookie Gilchrist, Cornell Green, Otis Sistrunk, Eric Swann and Big Daddy Lipscomb.
  • In 2005, Antonio attended the Final Four to cheer for Michigan State.
  • Antonio is as the honorary chairman for the Shoot to Cure HD, a speed free-throw shooting event that raises money for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.
  • Antonio loves comedy clubs. He often spends a free night checking out his favorite acts.

 

 

 

 


Dwigth Smith, Autographed Photo


Otis Sistrunk, 1975 Topps



 

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