Anthony Weaver

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Anthony Weaver
Houston Texans
Position: Defensive line coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-07-28) July 28, 1980 (age 36)
Place of birth: Killeen, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school: Saratoga Springs (NY)
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Freshman First Team by Football News (1998)
  • Notre Dame team MVP (2001)
  • Notre Dame Lineman of the Year (2001)
  • Ed Block Courage Award (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Sacks: 15.5
Interceptions: 3
Tackles: 257
Player stats at PFR

Anthony Lee Weaver (born July 28, 1980) is an American football coach and former player who was defensive end and is currently the defensive line coach for the Houston Texans. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football for Notre Dame.

Early years[edit]

Weaver attended Saratoga Springs High School in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Weaver was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2nd round (52nd overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In four seasons for the Ravens, he started 54 regular season games, as well as one playoff game.

Houston Texans[edit]

In March 2006, Weaver signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans. He spent three seasons in Houston, where he started 44 games.

NFL stats[edit]

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG IR TD PD
2002 BAL 16 29 25 4 3.5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2003 BAL 15 35 26 9 5.0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
2004 BAL 16 39 35 4 4.0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 4
2005 BAL 10 33 28 5 2.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 HOU 15 35 26 9 1.0 0 1 0 1 21 21 21 0 6
2007 HOU 15 41 32 9 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 HOU 16 45 28 17 0.0 0 0 0 1 8 8 8 0 1
Career 103 257 200 57 15.5 5 5 0 3 30 10 21 0 20

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Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

Coaching career[edit]

In 2010, Weaver was hired as the Defensive Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida by Urban Meyer. When defensive line coach, Dan McCarney, took the head coaching job at the University of North Texas, Weaver was named Interim Defensive Line Coach for the Outback Bowl. Shortly after the bowl game, Weaver reunited with McCarney as the Linebackers Coach for the Mean Green. In February 2012 Weaver left North Texas for the New York Jets. There he was hired by his former coach Rex Ryan as the Assistant Defensive Line Coach. Weaver played for Ryan for four years as a Raven. In January 2013 Weaver was hired as the Defensive Line coach for the Buffalo Bills and head coach Doug Marrone.

Personal life[edit]

Weaver is of Irish-Samoan descent. He is the son of Ralph and Melania Weaver.[2] Weaver and his wife, Kristin, have a son, Anthony Weaver Jr.[3]

In 2010, Weaver was inducted into the Saratoga High Blue Streaks Hall of Fame.[4] In 2011, he was inducted into the Capital Region Hall of Fame.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anthony Weaver Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 12 January 2015. 
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