D'Anthony Batiste

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D'Anthony Batiste
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At a game in Denver in September, 2010.
No. 67 Edmonton Eskimos
Position: Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-03-29) March 29, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth: Marksville, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Marksville (LA)
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 37
Games started: 14
Fumble recoveries: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

D'Anthony Batiste (born March 29, 1982) is an American football offensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Early years[edit]

Batiste attended Marksville High School in his hometown of Marksville, Louisiana, helping his team to three consecutive playoff appearances from 1996–1998, while playing tight end and defensive end. He was named all-state, all-district, all-parish and all-region during high school career. He is of Haitian[1] descent.

College career[edit]

Batiste accepted a football scholarship from Louisiana-Lafayette, where he was converted into an offensive guard during his freshman season. He was a four-year letterman and was named second-team All-Sun Belt selection in his senior season.

Professional career[edit]

Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings[edit]

In 2006, after going undrafted in the 2004 NFL Draft, Batiste signed with the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings of the AF2 and played one season.

Edmonton Eskimos (first stint)[edit]

In 2006, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, but was released after just two preseason games.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

On June 16, 2006, Batiste was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, based on the recommendations of a Cowboys scout that saw him play in the Eskimos' practices. On September 2, he was waived and signed to the team's practice squad two days later.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On October 14, 2006, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad, but did not see action in any games. He was released on September 1, 2007.

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

On September 2, 2007, he was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons. He started his first career game against Indianapolis Colts and went on to start a total of 4 games during the season. On August 30, 2008, the Falcons waived him during final cuts and signed him to the practice squad two days later.

Washington Redskins[edit]

On December 10, 2008, Batiste was signed by the Washington Redskins from the Falcons practice squad. In 2009, he appeared in eight games for the Redskins, before being waived on December 15 when the team signed linebacker Curtis Gatewood.

Denver Broncos[edit]

On December 23, 2009, Batiste was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad. He was released on October 17, 2010.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

On November 16, 2010, Batiste was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after starting right tackle Brandon Keith suffered an injury. In 2011, he was declared inactive in 12 games and played in 4. In 2012, he started 10 games at left tackle, before being passed on the depth chart by Nate Potter.

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

On August 3, 2013, Batiste was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[2] He was cut on August 25.[3]

Edmonton Eskimos (second stint)[edit]

On February 4, 2014, he signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was activated off the one-game injured list in Week 3 to make 15 starts at right tackle. The next year, he had 18 starts at right tackle and received West-Division All-Star honors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chart: Haitian Americans in the NFL". Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Steelers Sign Veteran Offensive Tackle D’Anthony Batiste". Steelers.com. August 3, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Steelers Make Roster Moves; Trim Roster to 75". Steelers.com. August 25, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2013. 

Personal life[edit]

Batiste worked as a sheriff’s deputy in Lafayette, Louisiana, until signing a contract with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL in 2006.

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