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Stephone Anthony

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No. 50 New Orleans Saints
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-07-28) July 28, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Polkton, North Carolina
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Career information
High school: Wadesboro (NC) Anson
College: Clemson
NFL draft: 2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 31
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Stephone Anthony (born July 28, 1992) is an American football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Early years

A native of Polkton, North Carolina, Anthony attended Anson High School, where he was a four-year starter. Anthony had 123 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, four sacks, and two interceptions as a senior in 2010.

In addition to football, Anthony was also a catcher on the baseball team and a power forward on the basketball team, as well as a track athlete (11.3 s in the 100m).

Regarded as a five-star recruit by, Anthony was rated the No. 3 outside linebackers prospect.[1] He chose Clemson over UNC, Florida, and Virginia Tech.[2]

College career

He appeared in all 13 games in 2011, including three starts. For the season, he registered 32 tackles, six tackles for loss, two sacks, a pass breakup, and a team-high two caused fumbles in 292 snaps. He started seven of 13 games as a sophomore, recording 77 tackles, one sack and an interception. Anthony started all 13 games as a junior in 2013. He recorded a team-high 131 tackles with four sacks and an interception.[3]

Professional career

2015 NFL Draft

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Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt<th>Arm length</th><th>Hand size</th> 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 242 lb<td align="center">32 12 in</td><td align="center">10 38 in</td> 4.56 s 1.56 s 2.63 s 4.03 s 7.07 s 37 in 10 ft 2 in 23 reps

Anthony was selected in the 1st Round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints (31st overall).


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