Anthony Schlegel

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Anthony Schlegel
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-03-01) March 1, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Debuted in 2006 for the New York Jets
Last played in 2008 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2008
Tackles 34
Sacks 0.0
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Schlegel (born March 1, 1981 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) is a former American Football linebacker. He was originally drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at the Ohio State University after transferring from the United States Air Force Academy.[1] In January 2011, Schlegel returned to his college Alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Buckeyes. [2] He also founded his own fitness company, Schlegel Hardcore Elite Training.[3]

He has also played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Florida Tuskers of the independent UFL.

Early years[edit]

Schlegel attended Highland Park High School. He was a state champion in high school wrestling.

College career[edit]

Schlegel began his college career at the United States Air Force Academy but transferred to Ohio State University after his sophomore season. While at the Academy, Schlegel served as the team's co-captain, earning all-conference honors. During his 2004 season, he was ranked third in the Ohio State defense with 84 tackles and in 2005 he was ranked second with 82 tackles.

Professional career[edit]

New York Jets[edit]

Schlegel was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round (76th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He made his debut at the Chicago Bears on November 19. On September 1, 2007 the Jets released him.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On September 2, 2007, Schlegel was signed by the Bengals. He made his Bengals debut versus the New England Patriots on October 1 and made three tackles. On May 1, 2008, the Bengals released him.

Florida Tuskers[edit]

Schlegel was drafted by the Florida Tuskers on the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009 and signed with the team on September 3.[4] He played for the Tuskers through the 2010 season.

Coaching career[edit]

In 2011, he was hired by his alma mater, Ohio State, as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.[5] On September 27, 2014, he received media attention for body slamming a fan who ran onto the field. [6]

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