Anthony Collins (American football)

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Anthony Collins
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No. 73     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-11-02) November 2, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth: Beaumont, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas
NFL Draft: 2008 / Round: 4 / Pick: 112
Debuted in 2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2014
Games played 67
Games started 33
Stats at

Anthony Collins (born November 2, 1985) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas and was a member of the 2008 Orange Bowl championship team.

Early years[edit]

He played high school football at Central High School in Beaumont.

Professional career[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Collins played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2008 to 2013.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Collins signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 13, 2014.[1] for at least 30 million to replace the Bucs Veteran Left Tackle Donald Penn. Unfortunately, health concerns and inconsistent play led to Collins being benched in favor of veteran Right Tackle Demar Dotson.

Police Investigation[edit]

Collins was at the residence of teammate Jerome Simpson when police searched Simpson's home. Both were also questioned by the police. No arrests have been made yet.[2] Collins released the following statement through his attorney Robert Lotz after the investigation began:

"Unfortunately, I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, I do want to take this opportunity to let my fans, friends and family know that I had no part in the reported activities at Jerome’s home. I have done nothing wrong and I have not been charged with doing anything wrong. So far as I know, I am no longer a part of any investigation."

The prosecutor involved in the case has said Collins will not face any charges.[3]


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