Anthony Midget

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Anthony Midget
Houston Texans
Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-02-22) February 22, 1978 (age 36)
Place of birth: Clewiston, Florida
Career information
High school: Clewiston High School
College: Virginia Tech Hokies
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 5 / Pick: 134
No regular season or postseason appearances
Coaching debut in 2007 for the Virginia Tech
Career history
 As coach:
Roster status: Retired

Anthony Midget (born February 22, 1978)[1] is an American football coach and former player who is currently an assistant for the Penn State Nittany Lions football team.[2] He played college football at Virginia Tech. After a short-lived career playing professionally in the National Football League (NFL), Midget began coaching beginning at the high school level and then progressing to college.

Playing career[edit]

Midget played high school football in Clewiston, Florida at Clewiston High School. From there, he proceeded to Virginia Tech, where he was a four-year letter winner and three-year starter.[3] After his senior season, Midget was named a third team All-American, first team All-Big East, and a member of the Big East All-Academic Team. A Dean's List student, Midget graduated with a degree in sociology in 1999.[4] He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[5][6] He also spent two seasons on the practice squad of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[6][7]

Coaching career[edit]

After his short-lived playing career, Midget began his coaching career in 2002 at Lake Worth High School in Florida where he held many positions culminating with being the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.[8] In 2007, he went back to his alma mater at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant.[9] From Virginia Tech, Midget progressed to Georgia State where, from 2008-2011, he served as the special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach and in 2012 he served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.[4] He was briefly hired in January 2013 to serve as a defensive assistant at Marshall,[9] but before he coached a game at Marshall he was hired at Penn State to coach safeties.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Midget Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Anthony Midget Profile". Penn State Official Athletic Site. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Associated Press. "Penn State hires Anthony Midget to coach safeties". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo!. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Anthony Midget". Georgia State Athletics. Georgia State University. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Goldberg, Dave (17 April 2000). "Raiders focus on kicking game". The Charleston Gazette (via HighBeam Research (subscription required)). Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Pianovich, Stephen. "Anthony Midget named Penn State's safeties coach". Footblog - The Daily Collegian Online. Collegian. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Bucs sign DT Gurley, CB Midget". AP Online. via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Flounders, Bob (14 February 2013). "Staff Set: Penn State coach Bill O'Brien adds Anthony Midget as defensive backs coach". Harrisburg Patriot-News. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Smock, Doug (29 January 2013). "Marshall Football: Herd adds defensive coach to staff". The Charleston Gazette (via HighBeam Research (subscription required)). Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  10. ^ Hockensmith, Dustin (27 February 2013). "New Penn State safeties coach Anthony Midget: 'I demand my players be the best'". Harrisburg Patriot-News. Retrieved 14 March 2013.