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Anthony Hargrove biography

Date of birth : 1983-07-20
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-12
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Anthony La'Ron "Tony" Hargrove is an American football defensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.


Signed by Saints (UFA-BUF), 5/18/09; Placed on NFL Reserve/Suspended list, 1/22/08; Reinstated by NFL, 10/3/07; Placed on NFL Reserve/Suspended list, 8/11/07; Re-signed by Buffalo Bills (RFA), 4/17/07; Acquired by Buffalo from St. Louis Rams in exchange for a 2007 fifth-round draft choice, 10/16/06; Selected in the third round by St. Louis (91st overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Awards and Honors: 2009: NFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week Nine), New Orleans Saints Ed Block Courage Award (as voted by his teammates).

2009- Played in all 16 games, starting six of them, and made 63 tackles (29 solo) with five sacks, five pass defenses, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Also made three tackles on special teams. Was named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner for making a successful return to football after sitting out all of 2008 due to a suspension from the Commissioner’s office. vs. Detroit (9/13): Played in the defensive line rotation and made five tackles in his Saints debut. at Philadelphia (9/20): Made five tackles – including one behind the line of scrimmage – and added a pass defense as he played as a reserve lineman. at Buffalo (9/27): Made four tackles against his former team. vs. NY Jets (10/4): Played as a reserve lineman and made two tackles. vs. NY Giants (10/18): Made three tackles from his reserve lineman spot and added another stop on special teams. at Miami (10/25): Saw extensive time on the defensive line and recorded his first two sacks as a Saint, dropping QB Chad Henne twice among his seven tackles. vs. Atlanta (11/2): Made his first start in a Saints uniform, stepping in for an injured Sedrick Ellis at DT, and made five tackles with a three-yard sack of QB Matt Ryan. vs. Carolina (11/8): Started at defensive tackle and had a banner day, making four tackles and recovering two fumbles, the second of which he had stripped from RB DeAngelo Williams and returned the ball one yard into the end zone to ice the 30-20 victory. at St. Louis (11/15): Made four solo tackles with a pass break-up from his starting DT spot. at Tampa Bay (11/22): Started at DT and recorded four tackles and recovered a fumble that led to a Saints touchdown. vs. New England (11/30): Made two tackles as he played in the defensive line rotation. at Washington (12/6): Recorded one tackle from his reserve defensive tackle spot. at Atlanta (12/13): Played in the defensive line rotation and made two tackles. vs. Dallas (12/19): Started at DT in place of Sedrick Ellis and made two tackles. vs. Tampa Bay (12/27): Played as a reserve defensive tackle, making four tackles with a two-yard sack of QB Josh Freeman. at Carolina (1/3): Started at defensive tackle and matched a career-high with nine tackles (four solo), including a six-yard sack of QB Matt Moore while adding a pass defense and two more tackles on special teams. vs. Arizona (1/16 – Divisional Playoff): Played well as a reserve defensive lineman, making three tackles on defense and added another stop on special teams. vs. Minnesota (1/24 – NFC Championship Game): Notched eight tackles as he played in the defensive line rotation. vs. Indianapolis (2/7 – Super Bowl XLIV): Made four tackles as a reserve defensive lineman and added another stop on special teams. 2008 – Suspended for season by NFL. 2007 – Appeared in 12 games and recorded 40 tackles (19 solo) and 1.5 sacks, while finishing among team leaders with a career-high 11 special teams stops (10 solo)...Recorded a sack vs. Miami, Dec. 9. 2006 – After starting season with Rams, was acquired by Bills, Oct. 16, in midseason trade...Appeared in 14 games overall with two starts and made 34 tackles (16 solo) and 1.5 sacks...Notched four tackles, a sack and an assisted special teams tackle vs. Jacksonville, Nov. 26 in top game with Buffalo. 2005 – With St. Louis, appeared in all 16 games with 15 starts and posted 82 tackles, ranked second on club with 6.5 sacks and added four pass defenses, two fumble recoveries and five special teams stops...Collected a career-high nine tackles (five solo) at Houston, Nov. 27...Made six tackles and a sack vs. Philadelphia, Dec. 18...Had four tackles (three solo), a career-high two sacks and a fumble recovery at Dallas, Jan. 1. 2004 – Played in 15 of 16 games, making two starts and notched 36 tackles (23 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and five special teams stops...Also started two playoff games and made nine tackles (four solo)...Notched seven solo tackles, adding a forced fumble on first career sack, which was recovered by Leonard Little and returned 61 yards for a TD at Arizona, Dec. 19...Opened both playoff games and totaled nine tackles (four solo).


Started 13 of 24 games for the Yellow Jackets with 70 tackles (36 solo), adding six sacks, 19 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, a pair of fumble recoveries and three deflected passes...Started every game at weakside defensive end as sophomore...Majored in management.


Full name: Anthony La’ron Hargrove. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y...Attended Port Charlotte (Fla.) HS. Made 160 tackles as a senior, also passing for 900 yards and rushing for 800 yards, playing safety and quarterback...Honorable mention all-state selection (Class 4A) by the Florida Sportswriters Association. Also the two-time MVP of the basketball team.

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