Antoine Bethea

Antoine Akeem Bethea[1] (/bəˈθeɪ/; born July 27, 1984) is an American football safety for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Howard and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Bethea has also played for the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. He has been selected for the Pro Bowl three times and won Super Bowl XLI as a member of the Colts, beating the Chicago Bears.

Antoine Bethea
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Bethea playing for the 49ers in 2016
No. 41 – New York Giants
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born:July 27, 1984 (age 34)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Newport News (VA) Denbigh
College:Howard
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 6 / Pick: 207
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:1,223
Sacks:9.5
Interceptions:24
Forced fumbles:9
Pass deflections:74
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

College career

Bethea attended Howard University, where he majored in administration of justice, and played for the Howard Bison football team. He started 31 of 37 games at safety. His freshman year, he saw action in five games as a backup in the secondary collecting 13 total tackles. He would have a career-best 109 total tackles his sophomore year while seeing action as a starter in 10 of 11 games that year. That year, he had three games where he tallied 13 tackles and another game against Bethune-Cookman where he made 14 tackles. He ended that year also adding one sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, six pass deflections and a blocked kick.

He would record three interceptions his junior year, along with two sacks, four forced fumbles and eight pass deflections in 11 starts. Ending the year with 99 total tackles and two sacks, Bethea would earn All-Mid-Eastern Conference honors and selection to the American Urban Radio Network Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-American Team joining the likes of NFL greats such as former Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans quarterback and NFL MVP Steve McNair and NFL tight end, Shannon Sharpe. He would earn these honors three years in a row.

Bethea would continue his success in his senior season, collecting 88 tackles, six passes defensed and a career-high four interceptions in 10 games. This would mark the third straight year he would lead his team in tackles. His senior season performance would earn him 1st-Team All-America honors from the NFL Draft Report.

As a three-year starter at Howard, Bethea made 309 stops that included 187 solo tackles and twelve for a loss, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 18 passes defensed and seven interceptions. He also returned two recoveries for a touchdown: one coming on a blocked kick and the other on a fumble recovery, both returned 26 yards.[2]

Professional career

Bethea was projected to be a third or fourth round pick by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked as the sixth best free safety prospect in the draft by DraftScout.com and was ranked the 17th best safety in the draft by ESPN Scouts Inc.[3][4]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
196 lb
(89 kg)
30 35 in
(0.78 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.39 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 4.13 s 6.99 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 7 in
(3.23 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts selected Bethea in the sixth round (207th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Bethea was the 21st safety drafted in 2006.[6]

2006

On July 30, 2006, the Indianapolis Colts signed Bethea to a four-year, $1.67 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $79,420.[7][8]

Throughout training camp, Bethea competed to be the starting free safety against Mike Doss and Matt Giordano.[9] Head coach Tony Dungy named Bethea the starting free safety to begin the regular season, alongside strong safety Bob Sanders.[10]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Indianapolis Colts' season-opener at the New York Giants and recorded six combined tackles and a pass deflection in their 26–21 victory.[11] In Week 3, he collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (eight solo) and broke up a pass in the Colts' 21–14 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[11] On November 5, 2006, Bethea recorded nine combined tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass by Tom Brady during a 27–20 victory at the New England Patriots in Week 9.[12] He was inactive during the Colts' Week 13 loss at the Tennessee Titans due to an injury. The following week, he aggravated his shoulder injury and subsequently missed the Colts' Week 15 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.[13] The Indianapolis Colts' safeties sustained numerous injuries throughout the regular season, including strong safety Bob Sanders, who sustained a knee injury and was limited to four games.[14] Veteran Mike Doss tore his ACL in Week 7 and missed the last nine games after being placed on injured reserve.[15] Bethea started the first ten games and began developing a reputation for delivering big hits over the middle. His performance placed him in line as a possible rookie of the year candidate.[16] He finished his rookie season with 90 combined tackles (66 solo), four pass deflections, and an interception in 14 games and 14 starts.[17]

The Indianapolis Colts finished first in the AFC South with a 12–4 record. On January 6, 2007, Bethea started in his first career playoff game and recorded three solo tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass by quarterback Trent Green in the Colts' 23–8 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Wildcard Game.[11] The following week, he collected six combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass attempt by Steve McNair during a 15–6 win at the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round.[11] The Indianapolis Colts went on to defeat the New England Patriots 38–34 in the AFC Championship to reach Super Bowl XLI.[11] On February 4, 2007, Bethea started in Super Bowl XLI and made four combined tackles as they defeated the Chicago Bears 29–17.[11]

2007

Bethea entered training camp slated as the starting free safety. Defensive coordinator Ron Meeks retained Bethea and Bob Sanders as the starting safeties to begin the regular season.[18]

On September 30, 2007, Bethea collected seven solo tackles during a 38–20 victory against the Denver Broncos in Week 4. The following week, he collected a season-high seven combined tackles, a pass deflection, and an interception in the Colts' 33–14 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5. In Week 8, Bethea made a season-high three pass deflections, five combined tackles, and an interception during a 31–7 victory against the Carolina Panthers. Bethea missed the last three games of the regular season due to a knee injury (Weeks 15-17).[19] He finished his second season with 65 combined tackles (43 solo), eight pass deflections, and four interceptions in 13 games and 13 starts.[17] The Indianapolis Colts finished atop their division with a 12–4 record. On January 13, 2008, Bethea started in the AFC Divisional Round and recorded seven combined tackles during a 28–24 loss to the San Diego Chargers.[20] On January 28, 2008, it was reported that Bethea would be playing in the 2008 Pro Bowl. He was originally chosen as a second alternate and was needed after injuries to safeties Troy Polamalu and Bob Sanders.[21]

2008

Bethea and Sanders remained the starting safeties to begin the regular season.[22] On November 2, 2008, Bethea recorded a season-high ten solo tackles during an 18–15 victory against the New England Patriots in Week 9.[23] The following week, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (six solo) in the Colts' 24–20 win at the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. He finished the season with 101 combined tackles (74 solo), four pass deflections, and two interceptions in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

2009

On January 12, 2009, head coach Tony Dungy retired ending Bethea's three-year tenure under him. Assistant head coach Jim Caldwell retained Bethea as the starting strong safety, along with free safety Bob Sanders.[24]

On September 21, 2009, Bethea collected a season-high eight solo tackles, a pass deflection, and an intercepted a pass by Tarvaris Jackson during a 27–23 victory at the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.[25] In Week 7, he tied his season-high of eight solo tackles as the Colts' routed the St. Louis Rams 42–6.[25] On November 8, 2009, Bethea collected a season-high nine combined tackles (four solo) during a 20–17 win against the Houston Texans in Week 9.[25] He finished the 2009 season with 95 combined tackles (70 solo), five pass deflections, and four interceptions in 16 games and 16 starts.[17] On December 29, 2009, it was announced that Bethea was voted to the 2010 Pro Bowl, marking the second selection of his career.[26]

The Indianapolis Colts finished first in the AFC South with a 14-2 record, clinching a first round bye and home-field advantage. On January 16, 2010, Bethea recorded three combined tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted a pass by Joe Flacco during a 20–3 victory against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round.[25] The Colts went on to defeat the New York Jets 30–17 in the AFC Championship to reach Super Bowl XLIV.[25] On February 7, 2010, Bethea started in Super Bowl XLIV and made four solo tackles during a 31–17 loss to the New Orleans Saints.[25]

2010

On March 3, 2010, the Indianapolis Colts placed a first round, $2.51 million tender on Bethea.[27] He held out of organized team activities and declined to sign their restricted free agent tender. On July 11, 2010, the Indianapolis Colts signed Bethea to a four-year, $27 million contract that includes an $8 million signing bonus.[8][28]

Defensive coordinator Larry Coyer retained Bethea and Sanders the starting safety duo to begin the 2010 regular season.[29] Bethea started in the Indianapolis Colts season-opener at the Houston Texans and collected a 13 combined tackles (eight solo) and a pass deflection in their 34–24 loss.[30] On November 28, 2010, Bethea made six combined tackles and was credited with half a sack on Philip Rivers in the Colts' 36–14 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 12.[30] The following week, he recorded a season-high 15 combined tackles (11 solo) during a 38–35 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13.[30] He finished with 107 combined tackles (77 solo), five pass deflections, an interception, a forced fumble, and half a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

2011

Head coach Jim Caldwell named Bethea the starting free safety to begin the regular season, along with strong safety Melvin Bullitt.[31] In Week 5, Bethea collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (six solo) in the Colts' 28–24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. On November 6, 2011, Bethea recorded a season-high eight solo tackles and assisted on three more tackles during their 31–7 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9.[32] He finished the 2011 season with a career-high 139 combined tackles (80 solo), seven pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

2012

On January 3, 2012, Indianapolis Colts' owner Jim Irsay fired general manager Chris Polian and vice chairman Bill Polian.[33] On January 17, 2012, new general manager Ryan Grigson decided to fire head coach Jim Caldwell after the Colts finished with a 2–14 record.[34]

Head coach Chuck Pagano retained Bethea as the Colts' starting free safety to begin the regular season, along with strong safety Tom Zbikowski.[35] He started in the Indianapolis Colts' season-opener at the Chicago Bears and recorded a season-high nine solo tackles and two pass deflections in their 41–21 loss. On November 8, 2012, he collected seven solo tackles and made his first career solo sack during a 27–10 victory at the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10. He sacked quarterback Blaine Gabbert for a one-yard loss in the fourth quarter.[36] On December 16, 2012, Bethea made five solo tackles and sacked quarterback Matt Schaub in the Colts' 29–17 loss at the Houston Texans in Week 15.[37] He finished the 2012 season with 100 combined tackles (75 solo), seven passes defensed, and a career-high two sacks in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

2013

Bethea entered training camp slated as the de facto starter at strong safety. Defensive coordinator Greg Manusky officially named Bethea the starting strong safety to start the regular season, opposite free safety LaRon Landry.[38] Bethea started in the Indianapolis Colts' season-opener against the Oakland Raiders and recorded 11 combined tackles (six solo), a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass by Terrelle Pryor in their 21–17 victory.[39] This marked his first interception since 2010. On December 8, 2013, Bethea collected a career-high 17 combined tackles (ten solo) during a 42–28 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14. Bethea finished his last season with the Indianapolis Colts with a total of 110 combined tackles (80 solo), six pass deflections, an interception, and a sack in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

2014

Bethea became an unrestricted free agent in 2014 and drew interest from multiple teams, including the Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers, and Kansas City Chiefs.[40][41]

San Francisco 49ers

On March 12, 2014, the San Francisco 49ers signed Bethea to a four-year, $21 million contract with $15.02 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $5.25 million.[8][42][43][44][28]

Head coach Jim Harbaugh named Bethea the starting strong safety to start the season, alongside free safety Eric Reid.[45] He started in the San Francisco 49ers' season-opener at the Dallas Cowboys and recorded six solo tackles and a pass deflection in their 28–17 victory. In Week 10, Bethea collected a season-high eight combined tackles, broke up a pass, and intercepted a pass by Drew Brees during a 27–24 overtime victory at the New Orleans Saints.[46] On December 20, 2014, Bethea recorded a season-high tying eight combined tackles, two pass deflections, and returned an interception by Philip Rivers for a 49-yard touchdown during a 38–35 overtime loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 16. His touchdown occurred in the second quarter and marked the first score of his career.[47] On December 24, 2014, it was announced that Bethea was selected to be an alternate for the 2015 Pro Bowl.[48] On December 28, 2014, it was announced that the San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh decided to mutually part ways after the 2014 season.[49] He finished his first season in San Francisco with 86 combined tackles (72 solo), ten pass deflections, four interceptions, a forced fumble, and a touchdown in 16 games and 16 starts.[17]

On January 19, 2015, Bethea was selected to replace Kam Chancellor in the 2015 Pro Bowl. Chancellor was unable to play due to this participation in the Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.[50]

2015

Bethea and Eric Reid entered training camp slated as the starting safeties by defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.[51] The San Francisco 49ers' new head coach Jim Tomsula officially named Bethea and Reid the starters entering the regular season. In Week 5, Bethea collected a season-high ten combined tackles (six solo) and a pass deflection during a 30–27 loss at the New York Giants.[52] On October 22, 2015, Bethea made five combined tackles before exiting a 20-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter with an injury. The following day, the San Francisco 49ers placed him on injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle.[53] Bethea finished the 2015 season with a total of 44 combined tackles (32 solo), two passes defensed, and an interception in seven games and seven starts.[17]

2016

On January 4, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers fired head coach Jim Tomsula after they finished 2015 with a 5–11 record.[54] The San Francisco 49ers hired former Philadelphia Eagles' head coach Chip Kelly as their head coach for the 2016 season. This became Bethea's fourth different coach in the last four seasons. Head coach Chip Kelly retained Bethea and Eric Reid as the starting safety tandem to start the regular season.[55] On September 18, 2016, Bethea recorded nine combined tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass by quarterback Cam Newton in a 45–27 loss at the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. In Week 4, he collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (11 solo) and broke up a pass during a 24–17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.[56] Bethea started all 16 games in 2016 recording 110 combined tackles (96 solo), three passes defensed, one forced fumble, and an interception in 16 games and 16 starts.[17] Pro Football Focus gave Bethea an overall grade of 72.5 and ranked 66th among the 88 qualifying safeties in 2016.[57]

2017

On January 1, 2017, the San Francisco 49ers announced the firing of head coach Chip Kelly after the team finished with a 2-14 record.[58] On March 7, 2017, the San Francisco 49ers released Bethea, granting his request to be released.[59]

Arizona Cardinals

On March 9, 2017, the Arizona Cardinals signed Bethea to a three-year, $12.75 million contract that includes $4 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $2 million.[8][60]

Throughout training camp, Bethea competed against Tyvon Branch to be the starting strong safety.[61] Head coach Bruce Arians named him the backup free safety behind Tyvon Branch to start the regular season.[62]

On October 15, 2017, Bethea recorded five combined tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass by quarterback Jameis Winston during a 38–33 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6.[63] The interception marked his third consecutive game with a pick. The following week, he collected a season-high 11 combined tackles (ten solo) and a pass deflection in the Cardinals' 33–0 loss at the Los Angeles Rams in Week 7.[64] He was surpassed on the depth chart by rookie first round pick Budda Baker after Tyvon Branch was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season. Bethea remained the backup strong safety behind Baker for the remainder of the season. On December 24, 2017, Bethea made three solo tackles, two pass deflections, and intercepted two pass attempts by Eli Manning in a 23–0 win against the New York Giants in Week 16.[65] On December 26, 2017, the Arizona Cardinals placed Bethea on injured reserve after he tore his pectoral a muscle in Week 16.[66] He completed the 2017 season with 57 combined tackles (47 solo), nine pass deflections, a career-high five interceptions, and a sack in 15 games and six starts.[17] Pro Football Focus gave Bethea an overall grade of 86.7, which was the 13th highest grade among all qualifying safeties in 2017.[67]

2018

On January 2, 2018, head coach Bruce Arians announced his retirement and resigned as head coach of the Cardinals.[68] The Arizona Cardinals hired Steve Wilks who became Bethea's sixth head coach in as many seasons. He was named the Cardinals starting free safety, starting in all 16 games. He finished the season with a team-leading 120 tackles, four pass deflections, and a career-high three sacks.

On March 8, 2019, Bethea was released by the Cardinals.[69]

New York Giants

On March 14, 2019, Bethea signed with the New York Giants.[70]

Personal life

On June 28, 2014, Bethea married his longtime college girlfriend, Samantha Romantini, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington D.C.[71] On July 5, 2013, Bethea's wife gave birth to a baby girl they named Siani.[72]

He attended Denbigh High School in Newport News, Virginia[73] where he was a three-year letterman in football and also lettered in basketball, where he earned all-area and All-conference honors in his senior year.

In December 2013, Bethea posed for PETA's anti-fur campaign.[74]

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2006 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2006 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 54th season in the National Football League, the 23rd in Indianapolis and the 5th season under head coach Tony Dungy. The team failed improve on their regular season record of 14–2 from the 2005 season, and finishing at 12-4. However, they did improve upon their postseason performance and advanced further into the playoffs , winning Super Bowl XLI.

For the fourth consecutive season, the Colts had won 12 or more games. They also won the AFC South Division Championship for the fourth time in a row, and they won the American Football Conference Championship, beating the New England Patriots 38–34 to advance to Super Bowl XLI, in which they dominated the Chicago Bears, winning 29–17 on February 4, 2007, at Dolphin Stadium. This was the franchise's first Super Bowl since Super Bowl V in 1970, and first since relocating to Indianapolis. It was their fourth world championship (1958, 1959, 1970, and 2006.)

The 2006 Colts surrendered 5.33 rushing yards per attempt, by far the worst since the merger, and seventh-worst in NFL history. Still, the Colts won the championship with the help of the most statistically efficient offense in the league.

2007 Indianapolis Colts season

The 2007 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 55th season in the National Football League, the 24th in Indianapolis and the 6th season under head coach Tony Dungy. The defending AFC and Super Bowl champions improved upon their 12–4 record from 2006 as well as won their fifth-straight AFC South Championship. They finished the season 13–3 and lost to the San Diego Chargers in the divisional round of the playoffs. The Colts remained under the supervision of Head Coach Tony Dungy and played all of their home games in the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. 2007 was the Colts' final season in the RCA Dome, as they began playing home games in Lucas Oil Stadium in 2008. In early January 2007 the Colts were the early co-favorites to win Super Bowl XLII, along with the San Diego Chargers.

2015 Pro Bowl

The 2015 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2014 season. It began at 6 pm local time on January 25 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, and it was the first Pro Bowl to be held outside Hawaii since 2010. The game was televised nationally by ESPN.The game continued the "unconferenced" format that was debuted in the 2014 Pro Bowl. The game was the third Pro Bowl that took place in the same site as that year's Super Bowl. It was also the sixth consecutive year where the Pro Bowl took place prior to the Super Bowl.Hall of Fame wide receivers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin were selected as the alumni captains of the game. Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys and John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens were the game's coaches. The coaches were to come from the higher seeded teams in each conference to lose in the Divisional Round of the 2014–15 NFL playoffs, which has been the convention since the 2010 Pro Bowl. However, the Denver Broncos (the highest seeded Divisional Round loser in the AFC) and head coach John Fox mutually agreed to part ways following their playoff loss, so Harbaugh (who coached the Ravens, the other Divisional Round loser from the AFC) was selected instead.

2017 Arizona Cardinals season

The 2017 season was the Arizona Cardinals' 98th in the National Football League, their 30th in Arizona and 12th at University of Phoenix Stadium. It was also the fifth and final season under head coach Bruce Arians. The Cardinals played one road game in London at Twickenham Stadium against the Los Angeles Rams as one of the NFL London Games. They improved on a 7–8–1 season they had in 2016, finishing 8–8. However, they missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

2017 San Francisco 49ers season

The 2017 San Francisco 49ers season was the franchise's 68th season in the National Football League and their 72nd overall. It was also the first season under the head coach/general manager tandem of Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. After a 0–9 start, they won 6 of their last 7 games and finished the season 6–10, improving from their last two season records. Despite this, the 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention in Week 12.

The 49ers season largely turned around after they acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots on October 30, 2017. At this point, the 49ers had a record of 0–8, dead last in the NFC. Garoppolo made his first start during week 13 against the Chicago Bears and would lead them to a 15–14 win. Garoppolo would win the final five games of the season for the 49ers, bringing the regular-season record to 6–10, the most wins by the team since the 2014 season. During the 5-game win streak, the 49ers would win 3 straight games over teams that eventually made the playoffs (Weeks 15–17 against the Titans, Jaguars, and Rams). From weeks 1–12, the 49ers scored just 187 points (17 points per game), which was in the bottom half of the league. During the 5-game win streak, the 49ers offense scored 144 points (28.8 points per game). The highlight of the year was during week 16, the 49ers scored 44 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who had the NFL's top scoring defense allowing just 14.9 points per game. The 49ers finished the season by being the only team in the NFL to go undefeated in the month of December. The 49ers also became the first team in NFL history to start a season 0–9 and finish with more than three wins.

2019 New York Giants season

The 2019 New York Giants season will be the franchise's 95th season in the National Football League, their tenth playing their home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and their second under head coach Pat Shurmur. They will attempt to improve on their 5–11 campaign from last year.

Antoine

Antoine is a French given name (from Latin Antonius) that could mean beyond praise or highly praise-worthy. The name is a cognate of the masculine given name Antony, and the feminine form is Antoinette.

Bethea

Bethea may refer to:

Alfred W. Bethea (1916-1999), American politician

Antoine Bethea (born 1984), professional American football safety

Bill Bethea (born 1942), American college baseball coach

Ellen Bethea (born 1967), American actress

Elvin Bethea (born 1946), former American football defensive end

Erin Bethea (born 1982), American actress

James Bethea (born 1965), American producer and television performer

Larry Bethea (1956–1987), American football defensive lineman

Preston Lang Bethea (1870-1944), American politician

Rainey Bethea (1909–1936), the last person to be publicly executed in the United States

Ryan Bethea (born 1967), American football player

Solomon Hicks Bethea (1852–1909), United States federal judge

Brittany Gilman

Brittany Gilman (born August 8, 1982) is an American former professional athlete and sports agent. She is the founder and CEO of BG Sports Enterprises.

Budda Baker

Bishard "Budda" Baker (born January 10, 1996) is an American football safety for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Washington.

Denbigh High School (Newport News, Virginia)

Denbigh High School is a high school in Newport News, Virginia. Denbigh carries grades nine through twelve and has an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. This school was rated "Fully Accredited" by the Virginia Department of Education for the 2005-2006 school year. Denbigh is the only host to the Aviation program in all of Newport News Public Schools.

Denbigh High school is represented by their mascot, the Patriot. Recently the known mascot picture of the Patriot was changed to a star with 'Patriots' across it. Rumors of possibly changing from the 'Patriots' and adapting a different mascot have been circulating, but nothing has been confirmed. Their colors are red, white, and blue. It also has top rated sports teams throughout the region. This school was opened in the fall of 1965 with grades 8-11 and the Junior class of that year became the first Senior class the following year. The class of 1970 was the first class to go through all five years at Denbigh. For a time Newport News had 5 year high schools and Denbigh (the northernmost of the cities high schools) had 8-12th grades. The class of 1968 presented, as a memorial, a step from the first Denbigh school.

The Denbigh area of Newport News is named for the market town and community in Denbighshire, Wales.

Denbigh is also one of two sites in Newport News that hosts SAT testing, and also hosts the ACT testing.

Denbigh High School and other NNPS have a Telecommunications Program. It allows interested student to go out and shoot live football and basketball games. Students experience reporting, producing, camera work, editing etc. The choral and band programs have won numerous awards in local, regional, state, and national competitions.

Edmond Robinson

Edmond Robinson, Jr. (born February 23, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is a free agent). He played college football at Newberry. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round, 232nd overall of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Howard Bison football

The Howard Bison football team represents Howard University in college football. The Bison play in NCAA Division I Football Championship as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Jaquiski Tartt

Jaquiski Tartt (born February 18, 1992) is an American football safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Samford.

Jimmie Ward

James "Jimmie" Ward (born July 18, 1991) is an American football free safety for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the 49ers as a safety in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

List of Howard Bison in the NFL Draft

This is a list of Howard Bison football players in the NFL Draft.

List of Pro Bowl players, B

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who have been selected to play in the NFL's annual Pro Bowl game, beginning with the 1950 season.

Between 1938 and 1942, an NFL all star team played the league champion in the NFL All-Star Game. Participants in these games are not recognized by the NFL as Pro Bowlers, and they are not included in this list. No games were played between 1943 and 1950.

Between 1961 and 1969, the NFL and AFL played separate all-star games. This list includes players who were selected to play in the American Football League All-Star game during that period.

Will Dissly

Will Dissly (born July 8, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football in the Pac-12 Conference for the Washington Huskies. Dissly was Montana's Gatorade High School Player of the Year in 2013.

Yeremiah Bell

Yeremiah Neavius Bell (born March 3, 1978) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Eastern Kentucky and was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

He also played for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals.

New York Giants current roster
Active roster
Reserve lists
Unsigned draft picks

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