Anthony Schlegel

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Anthony Schlegel
No. 56
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1981-03-01) March 1, 1981 (age 36)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Highland Park High School
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 34
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Anthony Schlegel (born March 1, 1981) 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]


  1. ^ Fowler, Chris (2002-10-17). "Falcons, Irish are season's most pleasant surprises". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-17. Retrieved 2011-01-25. 
  4. ^ "Florida Tuskers Announce Signing Of 11 Additional Players Including Koren Robinson & Tatum Bell". OurSports Central. September 3, 2009. Retrieved August 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2014-09-28. 

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