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Anthony Madison biography

Date of birth : 1981-10-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Thomasville, Alabama
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-05
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Anthony Madison is an American football cornerback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Alabama.

Signed his restricted free agent tender during the 2009 offseason…originally signed with the Steelers on April 30, 2006, as an undrafted rookie free agent…was released after the 2006 training camp but was signed to the team’s active 53-man roster on Oct. 7, 2006, when Ricardo Colclough was placed on the Reserve/Injured List…released by the Steelers following the 2007 training camp…claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 3, 2007…released by Tampa Bay on September 11, 2007…re-signed by the Steelers to their 53-man roster on October 30, 2007.

2009 (5-0): Played in five games on special teams…recorded eight special teams tackles…8/22: Signed contract with Cleveland Browns…11/3: Released from Cleveland Browns after registering two solo tackles in four games…11/10: Signed contract with Indianapolis Colts…12/1: Released from Indianapolis Colts after registering three tackles (one solo) in three games…12/2: Signed contract…12/6 vs. Oakland: Played in his first game of the season with the Steelers as a contributor on special teams…recorded two solo tackles on special teams…12/10 at Cleveland: Played on special teams…recorded one solo tackle on special teams…12/20 vs. Green Bay: Played on special teams…recorded on solo tackle on special teams…12/27 vs. Baltimore: Played on special teams…recorded three tackles (two solo) on special teams…1/3 at Miami: Played in his fifth consecutive game on special teams…recorded one assisted tackle on special teams.

2008 (16-0/3-0): Played in all 16 regular-season games for the first time in his career...led the team with a career-high 25 special teams tackles...finished with two tackles (one solo) on defense...played in all three postseason games...led the team with seven postseason tackles on special teams...9/7 vs. Houston: Played in his 10th straight game as a contributor on special teams...9/14 at Cleveland: Played in his 11th straight game and recorded two solo tackles on special teams...9/21 at Philadelphia: Played in his 25th career game and had one solo tackle on special teams...9/29 vs. Baltimore: Played in his 26th career game and had two solo tackles on special teams...10/5 at Jacksonville: Played in his 27th career game...led the team with four tackles on special teams (one solo)...10/19 at Cincinnati: Played in his 15th consecutive game...recorded one solo tackle while seeing action on the final defensive series... had one assisted tackle on special teams...10/26 vs. New York Giants: Played in his 16th consecutive game and tied for the team lead with two solo tackles on special teams...11/3 at Washington: Played in his 17th consecutive game...had one assisted tackle on special teams...11/9 vs. Indianapolis: Played in his 18th consecutive game...had one assisted tackle... had one solo tackle on special teams...11/16 vs. San Diego: Played in his 19th consecutive game as a reserve DB and as a contributor on special teams... had one solo tackle on special teams...11/20 vs. Cincinnati: Played in his 20th consecutive game... had one solo tackle on special teams...11/30 at New England: Played in his 21st consecutive game... tied for the team lead with four tackles (two solo) on special teams...12/7 vs. Dallas: Played in his 22nd consecutive game...had one assisted tackle on special teams...12/14 at Baltimore: Played in his 23rd consecutive game...had one solo tackle on special teams...12/21 at Tennessee: Played in his 24th consecutive game...had one solo tackle on special teams...12/28 vs. Cleveland: Played in his 25th consecutive game...had one assisted tackle on special teams...AFC Divisional Game 1/11 vs. San Diego: Played in his second consecutive postseason game... had one assisted tackle on special teams...AFC Championship Game 1/18 vs. Baltimore: Played in his third consecutive postseason game...led the team with four special teams tackles (three solo)...Super Bowl XLIII 2/1 vs. Arizona: Played in his fourth consecutive postseason game...led the team with two solo tackles on special teams.

2007 (9-0/1-0): Played in nine games on special teams and as a backup DB…began the season with Tampa Bay but did not play any games…signed by the Steelers on Oct. 30th…tied for third on the team with 11 special teams tackles and had one fumble recovery…made playoff debut against Jacksonville and recorded one special teams tackle...9/9 at Cleveland: Was inactive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...10/30: Signed to the Pittsburgh Steelers 53-man roster...11/5 vs. Baltimore: Saw action on special teams only and registered two tackles (one solo)...11/11 vs. Cleveland: Played in his second consecutive game and only saw action on special teams...racked up two special teams tackles...11/18 at N.Y. Jets: Saw action on special teams only and finished the game with two solo tackles...11/26 vs. Miami: Played in his fourth consecutive game and finished with one solo special teams tackle...12/2 vs. Cincinnati: Saw his only action on special teams and had one solo tackle...12/9 at New England: Saw action on special teams and finished the game with two solo tackles...12/16 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action on special teams in his 20th career game but did not register a tackle...12/20 at St. Louis: Played on special teams and finished with one tackle and one fumble recovery...12/30 at Baltimore: Saw action in his 22nd career game but did not register a tackle...AFC WILD CARD 1/5/08 vs. Jacksonville: Saw action in his first postseason game on special teams and finished with one solo tackle.

2006 (13-0): Spent the first three weeks of the season on the practice squad…signed to the active roster on Oct. 7…played in 13 total games as both a cornerback and on special teams…finished with three defensive tackles and 10 special teams tackles…10/15 vs. Kansas City: Saw action on special teams…recorded one solo tackle…10/22 at Atlanta: Saw action on special teams and recorded one solo tackle…10/29 at Oakland: Saw action on special teams…11/5 vs. Denver: Had a game-high three special teams tackles (two solo)…11/12 vs. New Orleans: Saw extensive action after Deshea Townsend left the game with a concussion and ankle injury…logged 17 plays and recorded one solo tackle…added one solo special teams tackle…11/19 at Cleveland: Recorded one special teams tackle…11/26 at Baltimore: Saw action on one defensive snap and special teams…recorded one solo special teams tackle…12/3 vs. Tampa Bay: Collected one tackle and one solo special teams tackle…logged 10 plays…12/7 vs. Cleveland: Played three defensive snaps and saw action on special teams…12/17 at Carolina: Played on 16 snaps…collected one solo tackle…12/24 vs. Baltimore: Saw action on special teams and in the dime package…12/31 at Cincinnati: Saw action on special teams…added one special teams tackle.

COLLEGE:
Graduated in 2004 and was on the 2005 Rivals.com All-Bowl Team. 2005: By graduating prior to the season, earned his senior year of eligibility and he started every game for the Tide pushing his consecutive games started streak to 37…recorded 42 tackles on the season and five pass break-ups…played a total of 616 snaps, including a season-high 65 in the Cotton Bowl against Texas Tech…recorded a nine-tackle game against LSU and six tackles against Ole Miss…helped anchor a defense that ranked first in the nation in scoring defense, second in total defense, fifth in pass defense, fifth in pass efficiency defense and ninth in rushing defense. 2004: A starter in every game, earned back his true senior year of play in 2005 by earning his degree in December…participated in 631 snaps on the season, closing the regular season with 21 tackles and a team-leading four interceptions for 22 yards…also had one stop behind the line of scrimmage for four yards and a team-best 10 pass break-ups…had interceptions against Western Carolina, South Carolina and Auburn and had a season-high four tackles against LSU…also blocked a punt against Kentucky…started 24 consecutive games. 2003: A 13-game starter for the Tide, Anthony played 793 snaps on the season…had 59 tackles, one stop behind the line (two yards), one interception for 29 yards and three pass break-ups…also had a fumble recovery and a blocked kick…his interception came against Arkansas, his fumble recovery against Tennessee and the blocked kick was a field goal block against Hawaii…had eight tackles against Oklahoma and a career-high 11 against Auburn. 2002: Played in every game, earning starts against Georgia and Vanderbilt…had 11 tackles on the season, including one stop behind the line for one yard…had six pass break-ups…played 279 snaps on the season, including a high of 50 in the Arkansas game…had a career-high four tackles against Arkansas…following spring practice, Tide coaches named him winner of the "Jerry Duncan I Like to Practice" award. 2001: Did not see varsity action…marketing major.

PERSONAL:
During his high school career at Thomasville, played quarterback, wide receiver, running back, defensive back and returned kicks...was a two-time all-state pick and once had over 400 all-purpose yards in a game, scoring five touchdowns...his career stats include 14 interceptions and over 4,000 yards of offense...participated in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game... played basketball, where he also earned all-state honors and ran track...son of Robert and Estelle Madison... has two brothers and nine sisters...member of Athletes In Action and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)...Full name:Anthony David Madison.

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