Tony Degrate

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Tony Degrate
No. 95
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1962-04-25) April 25, 1962 (age 53)
Place of birth: Snyder, Texas
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Snyder High School
College: University of Texas
NFL draft: 1985 / Round: 5 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Anthony "Tony" Degrate (born April 25, 1962) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1985. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1985 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Early years[edit]

Degrate was born in Snyder, Texas.[1] He attended Snyder High School,[2] and played high school football for the Snyder Tigers.

College career[edit]

He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he played for coach Fred Akers' Texas Longhorns football team from 1981 to 1984.[3] He was a first-team All-Southwest Conference (SWC) selection in 1983 and 1984, and was a key member of the 1983 Longhorns team that won the SWC championship and finished 11–1.[3] As a senior team captain in 1984, he led the team in tackles and quarterback sacks, was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and won the Lombardi Award honoring the best lineman in college football.[4]

Professional career[edit]

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Degrate in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.[5] He played in a single professional game for the Green Bay Packers during the 1985 season.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Tony Degrate. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  2. ^ databaseFootball.com, Players, Tony Degrate. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b TexasSports.com, Football, All-Time Lettermen, Tony Degrate Profile. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  4. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 9, 16, 20 (2011). Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1985 National Football League Draft. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tony Degrate. Retrieved September 4, 2012.