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Anthony Dion Denham Jr. (born July 21, 1991) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He played college football at Utah.

Anthony Denham
Free agent
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1991-07-21) July 21, 1991 (age 28)
Monterey, California
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:221 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodrow Wilson HS
College:Utah
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Early yearsEdit

Denham is the son of Anthony Denham Sr. and Dana Lewis. He spent his high school years in foster care. At Woodrow Wilson high school in Los Angeles, California, he had four letters in football, two in basketball and one in track. He was the team's leading receiver and team captain in three years.[1]

College careerEdit

In his freshman year, at East Los Angeles College, he set school records for receiving yards and touchdowns with 1,186 yds and 16 touchdowns. In his sophomore 2010 season, his play got caught in a downward spiral, though he still finished second in the American Mountain Conference with 40 catches for 475 yds and 7 touchdowns. Even after his decline, he was still rated as a four star recruit by scout.com and rivals.com. After the 2010 season, he transferred to Utah. In 2011, he redshirted, and in 2012 his play was limited, finishing with 11 catches for 135 yds. In 2013, his senior year, he started 10 games and had 24 catches for 291 yds and two touchdowns.

College football statisticsEdit

Season Receptions Yards Avg TD's
2012 11 135 12.3 0
2013 24 291 12.1 2
Career 35 426 12.2 2

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draftEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6-5 235 4.69 * 1.65 * 2.70 * 7.38 32.5" 9'05" 14
* represents NFL Combine

[2]

Houston TexansEdit

Denham went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] He was signed by the Houston Texans, and called up from their practice squad on December 3, 2014.[4] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Texans.[5]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On October 13, 2016, Denham was signed to the Eagles' practice squad.[6] He was released on December 2, 2016 but was re-signed on December 13.[7] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 2, 2017.[8]

On September 1, 2017, Denham was waived by the Eagles.[9]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On September 26, 2017, Denham was signed to the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad.[10]

Philadelphia Eagles (second stint)Edit

On August 28, 2018, Denham was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles.[11] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[12]

Salt Lake StallionsEdit

In 2019, Denham joined the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football.[13] The league ceased operations in April 2019.[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 29, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=92643&draftyear=2014&genpos=WR
  3. ^ http://hou.scout.com/story/1419332-2014-houston-texans-rookie-udfas
  4. ^ http://hou.scout.com/story/1488076-anthony-denham-gets-the-call-from-the-texans
  5. ^ "TRANSACTIONS: Texans down to 53-man roster". HoustonTexans.com. September 3, 2016. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Eagles Promote CB C.J. Smith To Active Roster, Sign TE Anthony Denham To PS".
  7. ^ "Eagles Sign WR Marcus Johnson To Practice Squad, Cut TE Anthony Denham". December 2, 2016.
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris (January 2, 2017). "Eight Signed To Reserve/Future Contracts". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  9. ^ "Eagles Announce 16 Moves; Trim Roster To 70 Players". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. September 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Cardinals sign Anthony Denham Jr., Earl Okine to practice squad". ArizonaSports.com. September 26, 2017.
  11. ^ McPherson, Chris (August 28, 2018). "TE Anthony Denham Re-Signed By Eagles". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 1, 2018). "Eagles Get To The 53-Player Limit". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  13. ^ Kragthorpe, Kurt (January 31, 2019). "Red All Over: Ten former Utes make the Salt Lake Stallions' opening-day roster". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  14. ^ Michael Rothstein, Seth Wickersham (June 13, 2019). "Inside the short, unhappy life of the Alliance of American Football". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2019.