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Antonio Cromartie
CB #31
Height:
6-2
Weight:
210
Age:
30
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Tallahassee, FL
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 325 292 33 0.0 0 92 28 480 -- 70 3 2 3
2013 NYJ 16 16 38 35 3 0.0 -- 9 3 20 6.7 20 0 1 --
2012 NYJ 16 16 35 30 5 0.0 0 13 3 53 17.7 40 1 0 --
2011 NYJ 16 16 45 36 9 0.0 -- 12 4 105 26.3 42 0 1 --
2010 NYJ 15 15 42 41 1 0.0 -- 17 3 75 25 66 0 0 1
2009 SD 16 16 33 31 2 0.0 -- 10 3 17 5.7 16 0 0 --
2008 SD 16 15 64 60 4 0.0 0 9 2 66 33 52 1 0 --
2007 SD 16 8 44 39 5 0.0 0 18 10 144 14.4 70 1 0 2
2006 SD 16 0 24 20 4 0.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• Agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/20/14 after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Chargers (2006-09) and the Jets (2010-13).

• A three-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2012-13), including in each of the past two seasons, and a first-team All-Pro selection in 2007.

• Has played in 127 games (102 starts) and 10 postseason games. Has missed only one game in eight years, the 2010 regular season finale when the Jets rested several players prior to the playoffs.

• Ranks 10th among active players with 28 career INTs and ninth with 480 career INT return yards.

• Has scored five career TDs – three INT returns, one fumble return and one missed FG return. His 109-yard TD on a missed FG return at Minnesota on 11/4/07 was the longest TD in NFL history (since tied by Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson 109-yard kickoff return TD in 2013).

• Joins Cincinnati’s Terence Newman and Chicago’s Charles Tillman as the only players in the NFL with multiple INTs in each of the last seven seasons.

• Led the NFL with a career-high 10 INTs in 2007, which matches the highest single-season total for a player since Dallas’ Everson Walls had 11 in 1981.

• For his career, Cromartie has 316 tackles (274 solo), 97 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 17 special teams tackles while returning 45 kickoffs for 1,059 yards and seven punts for 40 yards. In 10 career playoff games, he has 32 tackles, two INTs, five passes defensed and a forced fumble and has nine kickoff returns for 228 yards.

• Has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times (Week 2, 2011; Week 3, 2008; Week 10, 2007) and was AFC Defensive Player of the Month in December of 2007. Also won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 9 of the ’07 season for the performance that featured his 109-yard missed FG return TD.

• Played under Cardinals cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross as a member of the Chargers. Ross served as San Diego’s assistant secondary/quality control coach from 2007-08.

• A college teammate of Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett, the two played together at Florida State in 2003. Cromartie played just two seasons with the Seminoles (2003-04), missing the entire 2005 season due to a knee injury and then entered the NFL Draft as a junior when he was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Chargers.

• Is the second cousin of former Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

NoteCARDS:

• Agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/20/14 after spending his first eight NFL seasons with the Chargers (2006-09) and the Jets (2010-13).

• A three-time Pro Bowler (2007, 2012-13), including in each of the past two seasons, and a first-team All-Pro selection in 2007.

• Has played in 127 games (102 starts) and 10 postseason games. Has missed only one game in eight years, the 2010 regular season finale when the Jets rested several players prior to the playoffs.

• Ranks 10th among active players with 28 career INTs and ninth with 480 career INT return yards.

• Has scored five career TDs – three INT returns, one fumble return and one missed FG return. His 109-yard TD on a missed FG return at Minnesota on 11/4/07 was the longest TD in NFL history (since tied by Minnesota’s Cordarrelle Patterson 109-yard kickoff return TD in 2013).

• Joins Cincinnati’s Terence Newman and Chicago’s Charles Tillman as the only players in the NFL with multiple INTs in each of the last seven seasons.

• Led the NFL with a career-high 10 INTs in 2007, which matches the highest single-season total for a player since Dallas’ Everson Walls had 11 in 1981.

• For his career, Cromartie has 316 tackles (274 solo), 97 passes defensed, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 17 special teams tackles while returning 45 kickoffs for 1,059 yards and seven punts for 40 yards. In 10 career playoff games, he has 32 tackles, two INTs, five passes defensed and a forced fumble and has nine kickoff returns for 228 yards.

• Has been named AFC Defensive Player of the Week three times (Week 2, 2011; Week 3, 2008; Week 10, 2007) and was AFC Defensive Player of the Month in December of 2007. Also won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 9 of the ’07 season for the performance that featured his 109-yard missed FG return TD.

• Played under Cardinals cornerbacks coach Kevin Ross as a member of the Chargers. Ross served as San Diego’s assistant secondary/quality control coach from 2007-08.

• A college teammate of Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett, the two played together at Florida State in 2003. Cromartie played just two seasons with the Seminoles (2003-04), missing the entire 2005 season due to a knee injury and then entered the NFL Draft as a junior when he was selected in the first round (19th overall) by the Chargers.

• Is the second cousin of former Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Pro Career: Originally selected by the San Diego Chargers in the first round (19th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Traded to the New York Jets in exchange for a 2011 second-round draft pick on 3/5/10. Re-signed with the Jets on 8/1/11. Released on 3/9/14. Agreed to a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/20/14.

2013: Selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year and third time in his career after starting all 16 games and tying for the team lead with three INTs … also recorded 37 tackles, eight passes defensed and a forced fumble … totaled 164 yards on six kickoff returns … forced a C.J. Spiller fumble and had three solo tackles vs. Buf (9/22) … posted a season-high five solo tackles @ Ten (9/29) … recorded his first INT of the season vs. NO (11/3), intercepting Drew Brees in the second quarter and helping to set up a Jets TD … tied his season high with five solo tackles and had two passes defensed @ Buf (11/17) … picked off Joe Flacco and returned it 20 yards @ Bal (11/24) … intercepted a Ryan Tannehill pass vs. Mia (12/1), his third INT of the season and the sixth time in his career with INTs in consecutive games; also posted season highs with four kickoff returns for 126 yards … collected three solo tackles @ Car (12/15) and in the season finale @ Mia (12/29).

2012: Earned his second career Pro Bowl selection after starting all 16 games and recording 39 tackles, a team-high three INTs and 17 passes defensed … helped the Jets rank second in the NFL in pass defense (189.8 net passing yards per game) … scored his first TD as a Jet and the fifth of his career in season opener vs. Buf (9/9), picking off Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter and returning it 40 yards for a score; also had a season-high four tackles and three passes defensed … notched his second INT of the season when he picked off a Matt Schaub pass on MNF vs. Hou (10/8); helped hold Andre Johnson to just one catch for 15 yards in the game … recorded an INT in consecutive weeks for the fifth time in his career when he intercepted Andrew Luck vs. Ind (10/14); also tied his season highs with four tackles and three passes defensed … collected four tackles and a pass defensed @ Sea (11/11) … started at both CB and WR @ Jax (12/9), marking his first career start at WR; recorded first career reception for a loss of two yards and had three tackles and two passes defensed … had three solo tackles in season finale @ Buf (12/30).

2011: Started all 16 games for the second time in his career and recorded 46 tackles, 12 passes defensed and four INTs, tying for the team lead with his most INTs in a season since collecting 10 in 2007 … also posted career bests with 17 kickoff returns for 417 yards … part of a secondary that finished fifth in the NFL in opposing net passing yards allowed per game (201.0) … earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the third time in his career after recording three tackles, two INTs and two passes defensed @ Jax (9/18); picked off Luke McCown in the second quarter and again in the third quarter, totaling 63 return yards on the two INTs and setting up a TD on the second return; marked his fifth career multi-INT game; also returned two kickoffs for 85 yards, including a season-long 46-yard return, and recorded his first career rushing attempt on offense for a one yard gain … posted a season-best eight tackles @ Oak (9/25) … recorded his third INT of the season when he caught a deflected Tom Brady pass in the end zone and returned it 42 yards @ NE (10/9); was the first INT thrown by Brady in the red zone at Gillette Stadium … had five solo tackles and a pass defensed vs. SD (10/23) … notched first career forced fumble when he caused a C.J. Spiller fumble @ Buf (11/6) … had four tackles vs. NE (11/13) … registered three tackles and two passes defensed @ Was (12/4) … posted career highs with five kickoff returns for 146 yards @ Phi (12/18).

2010: Started 15 games in the regular season and all three postseason contests in his first year with the Jets after being acquired in a trade on 3/5 … totaled 42 tackles, three INTs and a fumble recovery while tying his career high with 18 passes defensed … tied for the team lead with three INTs … made his Jets debut and intercepted Joe Flacco on MNF vs. Bal (9/13); his 66-yard return was the second-longest of his career … picked off a Tom Brady pass in the third quarter to help set up a FG vs. NE (9/19); marked the fourth time in his career he had recorded INTs in consecutive weeks; covered Randy Moss in the second half after an injury to Darrelle Revis and held Moss without a reception in the half; also had four tackles and two passes defensed … had a season-high six tackles @ Mia (9/26) … tied his career high with four passes defensed vs. Min (10/11) … collected three tackles and three passes defensed @ Den (10/17) … registered his second career fumble recovery @ Cle (11/14), scooping up a Chansi Stuckey fumble with the Browns in New York territory in overtime … picked off Carson Palmer in the end zone on a pass intended for Terrell Owens in Thanksgiving game vs. Cin (11/25); marked his third INT of the season; also had four solo tackles and two passes defensed … had a career-high five punt returns for 36 yards vs. Mia (12/12) ... recorded five solo tackles @ Pit (12/19) … inactive in season finale vs. Buf (1/2/11) as Jets rested players for the postseason; marked first missed game of his career … had 11 tackles and returned six kickoffs for 191 yards in three playoff games … served as kickoff returner due to Brad Smith’s injury … had two kick returns for 88 yards in Wild Card game @ Ind (1/8/11); returned kickoff 47 yards with under a minute remaining after Colts had taken a 16-14 lead to help set up Nick Folk’s game-winning FG on the final play of the game … totaled 103 yards on four kickoff returns in Divisional Playoff @ NE (1/16/11); had 23-yard return following an onside kick in the fourth quarter that led to a Shonn Greene TD run and gave the Jets a 28-14 lead late in the fourth quarter … tied his postseason career high with five solo tackles in AFC Championship Game @ Pit (1/23/11).

2009: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career along with San Diego’s lone postseason contest … finished the season with 33 tackles, three INTs and 10 passes defensed … collected four solo tackles @ Pit (10/4) … had three tackles and two passes defensed vs. Den (10/19) … recorded first INT of the season vs. Oak (11/1), intercepting JaMarcus Russell on the game’s opening drive which led to a Chargers TD on the ensuing possession … had two passes defensed and picked off Donovan McNabb on the game’s final play vs. Phi (11/15) to preserve a 31-23 San Diego victory … collected his third INT in a four-game span when he intercepted a Kyle Orton pass @ Den (11/22); also had four tackles … posted a season-high six tackles vs. KC (11/29) … recorded two passes defensed @ Dal (12/13) … started and collected two tackles in Divisional Playoff vs. NYJ (1/17/10).

2008: Played in all 16 games with 15 starts and finished with a career-high 64 tackles, nine passes defensed and two INTs, one of which he returned for a TD … named a Pro Bowl alternate … recorded seven tackles and a pass defensed in season opener vs. Car (9/7) … named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time in his career after his performance on MNF vs. NYJ (9/22); picked off Brett Favre on the first play of the second quarter and returned it 52 yards for a TD, his fourth career TD and second on an INT return; recorded second INT of the game in the fourth quarter off Kellen Clemens, marking his fourth career multi-INT game; also tied his career high with four passes defensed and had five solo tackles … collected eight tackles and a pass defensed @ Mia (10/5) … had seven tackles @ Buf (10/19) … posted a career-high 11 tackles, including 10 solo vs. KC (11/9) … helped Chargers win the final four games of the season to come back from a 4-8 start to win the AFC West at 8-8 … started both postseason games … recorded four unassisted tackles and a pass defensed in Wild Card game vs. Ind (1/3/09) … had two solo tackles in Divisional Playoff game @ Pit (1/11/09).

2007: Garnered Pro Bowl honors and was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and Sports Illustrated after leading the NFL with a career-high 10 INTs, including one he returned for a TD … played all 16 games with eight starts and recorded 41 tackles, a career-high 18 passes defensed, one fumble recovery and seven special teams tackles … named All-NFL and All-AFC by PFW/PFWA and All-NFL by USA Today Sports Weekly … scored three TDs (one INT return, one fumble return and one missed FG return) … all 10 INTs were recorded during a nine-game stretch (games 6-14) … named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December after recording four INTs during the month … picked off Daunte Culpepper for his first career INT vs. Oak (10/14) … earned AP NFL Player of the Week and SI.com Defensive Player of the Week honors after scoring two TDs vs. Hou (10/28); recovered an errant punt snap in the end zone in the first quarter for his first career TD; picked off Matt Schaub and returned it 70 yards for a TD to give the Chargers a 28-3 lead in the second quarter and then intercepted Schaub for a second time on the next possession … named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after recording an NFL-record 109-yard TD return of a missed FG attempt @ Min (11/4); Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell’s 57-yard FGA on the last play of the first half fell short and Cromartie returned it 109 yards for a TD to give San Diego a 14-7 lead; marked his third TD in past two games and was the longest TD in NFL history (since tied by Minnesota’s Cordarelle Patterson with a 109-yard kickoff return on 10/27/13) … made his first career start and notched a career-high three INTs vs. Ind (11/11); named AFC Defensive Player of the Week; tied Chargers team record with three INTs in a game and helped Chargers record six INTs of Peyton Manning, the most INTs he has thrown in a single game; also posted a season-high seven tackles and a career-high four passes defensed … registered his third multi-INT game of the season @ KC (12/2) when he picked off two passes, one from Damon Huard and one from Tyler Thigpen; also had six tackles … tied Chargers franchise record with his ninth INT of the season vs. Ten (12/9) … picked off Jon Kitna to set team record with his 10th INT of the year vs. Det (12/16) … collected six solo tackles vs. Den (12/24) … started all three postseason games and totaled 10 tackles, two INTs, two passes defensed and a forced fumble … had two tackles in the Wild Card victory vs. Ten (1/6/08) … recorded five solo tackles, forced a Marvin Harrison fumble in the first quarter to help set up a Chargers TD and intercepted Peyton Manning in the second quarter in Divisional Playoff @ Ind (1/13/08); returned the INT 89 yards for an apparent TD, but a penalty behind the play negated the score … collected three tackles and picked off a Tom Brady pass in the end zone in AFC Championship Game @ NE (1/20/08) … tied a game record with two INTs in the Pro Bowl, picking off passes by Tony Romo and Jeff Garcia.

2006: Played in all 16 games as a rookie, totaling 14 tackles, five passes defensed and 10 special teams tackles while returning 10 kickoffs for 297 yards … made his NFL debut on MNF @ Oak (9/11) … recorded first two career tackles vs. Ten (9/17) … had his first career kickoff return for 16 yards @ Bal (10/1) … collected two solo tackles vs. Pit (10/8) and @ SF (10/15) … returned three kickoffs for a season-high 130 yards vs. Oak (11/26), including a career-long 91-yard return that set up a TD in the second quarter … had three kick returns for 85 yards vs. Den (12/10) … registered two solo tackles @ Sea (12/24) … made postseason debut and collected three solo tackles and a pass defensed in Divisional Playoff vs. NE (1/14/07).

College: Played in 25 games in two seasons at Florida State (2003-04) before missing the entire 2005 season with a knee injury and then declared for the NFL Draft … scored three TDs in his career, two on INT returns and one on a fumble return … named a preseason Playboy All-American and a first-team preseason All-American by The Sporting News in 2005 … suffered knee injury in preseason workouts and missed his entire junior season … played in all 12 games and was named first-team All-ACC in ’04 after tying for second in the conference with four INTs … returned a fumble for a TD in season opener at Miami and then had an INT return for a TD at Maryland … also returned 19 kickoffs for 435 yards … played in all 13 games as a true freshman in ’03 … was one of five true freshmen to play for the Seminoles … returned an INT for a TD against Duke … led the team and ranked fifth in the ACC with 568 yards on 24 kickoff returns … also had 89 yards on three punt returns … was a member of the track team that won the ACC title in 2004.

Personal: Attended Lincoln (Tallahassee, FL) High School and was named USA Today’s National Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 … earned Parade All-American honors as a defensive back after his senior season … led Lincoln to the state Class 4A title as a junior … as a senior, totaled 53 tackles and six INTs, caught 30 passes for 642 yards and six TDs, ran for 242 yards and three TDs on 13 carries and returned two kickoffs and two punts for TDs … had four INTs, 28 receptions for 483 yards and seven TDs and 53 carries for 586 yards and six TDs as a junior … also played basketball, averaging 14 points and nine rebounds, and ran the 110-meters and was part of the 4x100-meter relay team in track … married to wife, Terricka … started the Antonio Cromartie Foundation to help youth in underserved communities improve their quality of life … majored in Social Science.

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