Antonio Cromartie life and biography

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Antonio Cromartie biography

Date of birth : 1984-04-15
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Tallahassee, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the New York Jets, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Antonio Cromartie is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers 19th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.

March 5, 2010 – The New York Jets announced that the team has acquired cornerback Antonio Cromartie from the San Diego Chargers in exchange for an undisclosed conditional draft choice. The announcement was made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Cromartie entering his fifth season, has started 39-of-64 games for the Chargers and recorded 15 interceptions, 38 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and 152 tackles. In seven postseason games, he has registered 29 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble and four passes defensed. In 2009, Cromartie started all 16 regular season games and recorded three interceptions, six passes defensed and 36 tackles. He earned Pro Bowl honors in 2007 after recording 10 interceptions, 18 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and 41 tackles while starting eight-of-16 games. During that season, he set an NFL record for the longest touchdown when he returned a missed field goal 109 yards at Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2007. He has also produced three other career touchdowns, scoring two on interception returns and one on a muffed punt recovered in the end zone.

Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan on Antonio Cromartie:
“He’s got great man cover skills that are unusual. It’s rare to see a corner with his ball skills. He’s a difference maker. There’s an old saying when you evaluate corners – ‘Can they find it? Can they catch it?’ – and he can do all that. He’s got long arms where he can press you at the line of scrimmage. He’ll fit perfectly into our system. Now, we don’t necessarily have to always put Revis on the toughest guy. We can switch it up. This pair gives us even more options on defense. We should be able to disguise what we’re doing a little better than we’ve done in the past. He’s going to be a huge, huge addition for us because what he’s going to bring to the table from a physical standpoint is going to be tremendous. He’s got some unbelievable gifts and we’re just fortunate to have him on our team. When you combine him with the players that we already have, we’re going to be really tough on defense.”

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