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Anthony Hargrove
DT #69
Height:
6-3
Weight:
272
College:
Georgia Tech
Hometown:
Punta Gorda, Fla.
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 102 223 168 55 19.5 1 6 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 SEA 15 18 13 5 3 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NO 14 29 21 8 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 NO 16 42 32 10 5 0 3 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BUF 12 28 18 10 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 BUF 10 19 14 5 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 STL 4 5 4 1 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2005 STL 16 51 43 8 6.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2004 STL 15 31 23 8 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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NFL CAREER – A talented veteran lineman who’s resurrected his career in New Orleans and proven to be a solid contributor along the defensive front and on special teams. During his six-year NFL career, the former third-round pick of the St. Louis Rams has played in 87 regular season games (25 starts), and recorded 306 tackles, 16½ sacks, nine deflected passes, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. Hargrove has also been a top contributor on special teams, adding 36 stops in kick coverage.

NFL CAREER – A talented veteran lineman who’s resurrected his career in New Orleans and proven to be a solid contributor along the defensive front and on special teams. During his six-year NFL career, the former third-round pick of the St. Louis Rams has played in 87 regular season games (25 starts), and recorded 306 tackles, 16½ sacks, nine deflected passes, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. Hargrove has also been a top contributor on special teams, adding 36 stops in kick coverage.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Re-signed to one-year contract (RFA), 4/5/10; Signed by Saints to one-year contract (UFA-BUF), 5/18/09; Reinstated by NFL, 2/23/09; Placed on NFL Reserve/Suspended list, 1/22/08; Reinstated by NFL, 10/3/07; Placed on NFL Reserve/Suspended list, 8/11/07; Re-signed by Buffalo Bills (RFA), 4/17/07; Acquired by Buffalo from St. Louis Rams in exchange for a 2007 fifth round draft choice, 10/16/06; Signed by St. Louis to a three-year contract, 7/28/04; Selected in the third round by St. Louis (91st overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft.

HONORS – 2009: Ed Block Courage Award (vote by teammates); NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week Nine).

2010 – Played in 14 games, missing weeks 15, 17 and NFC Wild Card playoff game with knee injury…Finished season with 51 tackles (21 solo), one sack and a forced fumble…Added five tackles and one forced fumble on special teams…Sacked Cardinals QB Max Hall and forced him to fumble on the play to give him five tackles (three solo), at Arizona, Oct. 10…Recorded one solo tackle, one special teams stop and forced a fumble on kick coverage vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 31…Posted season-best seven tackles and added a special teams stop in win over former team, vs. St. Louis, Dec. 12.  2009 – Played in all 16 games, starting six, and made 63 tackles (29 solo) with five sacks, five pass defenses, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, one which he returned for a TD…Also made three special teams tackles…Named team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner for making a successful return to football after sitting out all of 2008 due to an NFL suspension…Played in defensive line rotation and made five tackles in his Saints debut vs. Detroit, Sept. 13…Saw extensive time on defensive line at Miami, Oct. 25, and recorded his first two sacks as a Saint, dropping QB Chad Henne twice among his seven tackles…Made his first start in a Saints uniform next week vs. Atlanta, Nov. 2, stepping in for an injured Sedrick Ellis at DT, and made five tackles with a three-yard sack of QB Matt Ryan…Started at DT vs. Carolina, Nov. 8, and had banner day, making four tackles and recovering two fumbles, the second of which he had stripped from RB DeAngelo Williams and returned the ball one yard into the end zone to ice the 30-20 victory en route to being named NFC Defensive Player of the Week…Started at DT at Tampa Bay, Nov. 22, and recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown…Played as a reserve DT vs. Tampa Bay, Dec. 27, making four tackles with a two-yard sack of QB Josh Freeman…Started at DT at Carolina, 1/3/10, and matched  career-high with nine tackles (four solo), including a six-yard sack, while adding a pass defense and two more tackles on special teams…Made three tackles on defense and added another stop on special teams in NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Arizona…Notched eight tackles vs. Minnesota in NFC Championship Game as he played in the defensive line rotation…Made four tackles as a reserve lineman and added another stop on special teams in the Super Bowl XLIV win over Indianapolis. 2008 – Suspended for season by NFL. 2007 – Appeared in 12 games and recorded 40 tackles (19 solo) and 1.5 sacks, while finishing among team leaders with a career-high 11 special teams stops (10 solo)…Recorded a sack vs. Miami, Dec. 9. 2006 – After starting season with Rams, acquired by Bills, Oct. 17, in midseason trade…Appeared in 14 games overall with two starts and made 34 tackles (16 solo) and 1.5 sacks…Notched four tackles, a sack and an assisted special teams tackle vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 26. 2005 – With St. Louis, appeared in all 16 games with 15 starts and posted 82 tackles, ranked second on club with 6.5 sacks and added four pass defenses, two fumble recoveries and five special teams stops…Collected a career-high nine tackles (five solo) at Houston, Nov. 27…Made six tackles and a sack vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 18…Had four tackles (three solo), a career-high two sacks and a fumble recovery at Dallas, Jan. 1. 2004 – Played in 15 of 16 games, making two starts and notched 36 tackles (23 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and five special teams stops…Also started two playoff games and made nine tackles (four solo)…Notched seven solo tackles, adding a forced fumble on first career sack, which was recovered by Leonard Little and returned 61 yards for a TD at Arizona, Dec. 19…Opened both playoff games and totaled nine tackles (four solo).

COLLEGE – Started 13 of 24 games for the Yellow Jackets with 70 tackles (36 solo), adding six sacks, 19 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and three deflected passes…Started every game at DE as sophomore…Majored in management.

PERSONAL – Full name: Anthony La’ron Hargrove…Born in Brooklyn, N.Y…Attended Port Charlotte (Fla.) HS…Made 160 tackles as a senior, also passing for 900 yards and rushing for 800 yards, playing safety and quarterback…Honorable mention all-state selection (Class 4A) by the Florida Sportswriters Association…Also the two-time MVP of the basketball team.

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