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Antoine Cason
CB #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
College:
Arizona
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 96 322 274 48 0 0 58 14 2 281 -- 64
2013 ARI 16 14 12 2 0 0 3 2 1 36 18 20
2012 SD 16 73 62 11 0 -- 11 2 0 34 17 31
2011 SD 16 53 46 7 0 -- 17 2 0 69 34.5 64
2010 SD 16 67 57 10 0 -- 17 4 0 51 12.8 28
2009 SD 16 41 38 3 0 -- 3 2 0 22 11 22
2008 SD 16 74 59 15 0 0 7 2 1 69 34.5 59
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 96 1 0 4 1 2 16 43 0 0 0 0
2013 ARI 16 -- -- 0 1 2 16 43 0 -- -- --
2012 SD 16 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 SD 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SD 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SD 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SD 16 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 96 16 257 16.1 62 0 3 2 6 0
2013 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 16 1 9 9 9 0 0 0 2 0
2011 SD 16 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0
2010 SD 16 14 231 16.5 62 0 3 2 4 0
2009 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 96 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0
2013 ARI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 SD 16 1 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0
2011 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 SD 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13 after spending his first five NFL seasons with San Diego.
  • Since entering the league in 2008, has not missed a game in the regular season or postseason. Has appeared in 80 consecutive regular season games with 49 career starts.
  • Among NFL cornerbacks, only Pittsburgh’s William Gay (96), Baltimore’s Corey Graham (93) and Green Bay’s Jarrett Bush (81) have appeared in more consecutive regular season games than Cason (80).
  • One of just seven active players who posted multiple INTs in each of their first five NFL seasons, joining Champ Bailey, DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Flowers, Aqib Talib, Nate Clements and Leon Hall.
  • Led the Chargers in passes defensed in both 2011 (15) and 2012 (12).
  • A standout college player at the University of Arizona, he won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back in 2007.
  • Father, Wendell, played college football at the University of Oregon and then went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons from 1985-87.

NoteCARDS:

  • Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13 after spending his first five NFL seasons with San Diego.
  • Since entering the league in 2008, has not missed a game in the regular season or postseason. Has appeared in 80 consecutive regular season games with 49 career starts.
  • Among NFL cornerbacks, only Pittsburgh’s William Gay (96), Baltimore’s Corey Graham (93) and Green Bay’s Jarrett Bush (81) have appeared in more consecutive regular season games than Cason (80).
  • One of just seven active players who posted multiple INTs in each of their first five NFL seasons, joining Champ Bailey, DeAngelo Hall, Brandon Flowers, Aqib Talib, Nate Clements and Leon Hall.
  • Led the Chargers in passes defensed in both 2011 (15) and 2012 (12).
  • A standout college player at the University of Arizona, he won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back in 2007.
  • Father, Wendell, played college football at the University of Oregon and then went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons from 1985-87.

Pro Career:

Originally selected by the Chargers in the first round (27th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/15/13.

2012: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and finished with a career-high 71 tackles … also had two INTs, a team-leading 12 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles … had multiple tackles in all 16 games … totaled four tackles and a pass defensed as part of a defensive effort that held the Titans to just 212 total yards of offense @ Ten (9/16) … recorded seven tackles, three passes defensed and picked off a Matt Ryan pass at the goal line in the fourth quarter vs. Atl (9/23) … collected an INT for the second straight game vs. KC (9/30), picking off Matt Cassel late in the second quarter; marked the Chargers third INT in the first half; it was the third time in his career he posted INTs in back-to-back games … tallied a season-high eight solo tackles and forced his first fumble since the ’10 season on Sunday Night Football @ NO (10/7) … tied for the team lead with six tackles vs. Den (10/15) … recorded seven tackles and a pass defensed @ Bal (11/25) … totaled six solo tackles and forced a fumble that led to San Diego’s only TD vs. Car (12/16); marked his second forced fumble of the season, a career-high … tied a season high with eight tackles @ NYJ (12/23).

2011: Played in all 16 games and made 14 starts, posting 55 tackles, two INTs and a career-high and team-best 15 passes defensed … had two passes defensed in season-opening win vs. Min (9/11); both came on third down plays to force punts, with the second helping to set up the Chargers go-ahead TD drive … broke up pass on potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt with under four minutes remaining in the game to help preserve a victory @ Den (10/9) … picked off a Jay Cutler pass and had a career-long 64-yard return @ Chi (11/20); marked longest INT return by a Charger since 2007 … tipped pass that was intercepted by teammate Eric Weddle in Monday Night Football game @ Jax (12/5); play helped set up a TD that gave San Diego a 24-14 lead … led the team with three passes defensed vs. Buf (12/11) … posted a season-high four passes defensed and picked off a Carson Palmer pass in the fourth quarter in season finale @ Oak (1/1/12).

2010: Appeared in all 16 games with 15 starts while leading the team with a career-high four INTs … totaled 61 tackles, 11 passes defensed, and one forced fumble in his first year as a regular starter … also returned 14 punts for 231 yards on the season … had his first career multi-INT game vs. Jax (9/19), picking off David Garrard twice in the first half; became the first Chargers player with multiple INTs in a game since 2008; also had a forced fumble … recorded a career-high nine tackles with an INT and a team-leading three passes defensed vs. Den (11/22) … had an INT for the second consecutive game @ Ind (11/28), picking off Peyton Manning on the Colts final drive of the game to seal a 36-14 victory … took over punt return duties the final four games of the season … had a 42-yard return to set up a TD vs. KC (12/12) … notched a career-long 62-yard punt return that led to a FG in victory @ Den (1/2/11).

2009: Played in all 16 games with one start and had 29 tackles, two INTs, one pass defensed, and 10 special teams tackles … recorded INTs in each of the first two games of the season: @ Oak (9/14) and vs. Bal (9/20) ... started at CB and sealed season-opening 24-20 victory @ Oak (9/14) with INT of JaMarcus Russell on Oakland’s final play of the game … picked off a Joe Flacco pass in the fourth quarter vs. Bal (9/20) … had one tackle in Divisional Playoff game vs. NYJ (1/17/10).

2008: Saw action in all 16 games and made three starts as a rookie … collected 52 tackles, two INTs, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble, and a career-high 15 special teams tackles … forced a fumble in his first career game vs. Car (9/7) … recorded his first career INT when he picked off Jay Cutler in the fourth quarter @ Den (9/14) … scored his first NFL TD with a 59-yard INT return in the fourth quarter @ TB (12/21); was San Diego’s third TD of the quarter as they came back from down 24-20 to win 41-24 … had a season-high three special teams tackles to help Chargers clinch AFC West title in regular season finale vs. Den (12/28) … started in his playoff debut and recorded five tackles, one pass defensed and two special teams tackles in Wild Card victory vs. Ind (1/3/09) … recorded one tackle in Divisional Playoff game @ Pit (1/11/09).

College:

Enjoyed a highly decorated career at the University of Arizona from 2004-07 … won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s best defensive back and was an AP and Walter Camp first-team All-American as a senior in ’07 … finished career with 15 INTs, fourth most in school history, and set school records for return yards (349) and return average (23.3) … earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a junior and senior after being named honorable mention all-conference as a freshman and sophomore … won Pac-10 Player of the Week four times during his career, including after his first career game against NAU in ’04 … earned Freshman All-America and All-Pac-10 honors from The Sporting News and the Football Writers Association … also ran track from 2006-07, participating in the 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay.

Personal:

Attended Los Alamitos (CA) High School where he was an All-CIF defensive back … named Sunset League Defensive Back of the Year as a senior … first-team all-league selection as a junior and senior … also lettered in track … has more than a dozen family members who also played Division I college football, including his father, Wendell, who was a defensive back at the University of Oregon and went on to play for the Atlanta Falcons … while at the University of Arizona, he and former teammate, Matt Brooks, created a campaign to fight cancer known as “Cason Cares” in which they sold wristbands and made a donation to the American Cancer Society for cancer research in December, 2007 … majored in Political Science and was co-President of Arizona’s Student-Athlete Advisory Board in 2006-07.

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