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Antonio Garcia (American football)

Antonio "Tony" Garcia (born December 10, 1993) is an American football offensive tackle for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He played college football at Troy.

Antonio Garcia
No. 79 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-10) December 10, 1993 (age 25)
Houston, Texas
Height:6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight:300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school:Charles Drew
(Riverdale, Georgia)
NFL Draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 85
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at


Professional careerEdit

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
6 ft 6 14 in
(1.99 m)
302 lb
(137 kg)
33 38 in
(0.85 m)
9 78 in
(0.25 m)
5.15 s 4.94 s 7.98 s 9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
24 reps
All values from NFL Combine[1]

New England PatriotsEdit

Garcia was drafted by the New England Patriots in the third round, 85th overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[2] After leaving an August 9, 2017, training camp practice early,[3] Garcia did not return to practice and did not play in any preseason game. On September 2, Garcia was placed on the reserve/non-football illness (NFI) list.[4] In March 2018 it was revealed that Garcia had developed blood clots in his lungs; the resulting inability to practice led his weight to drop by at least 40 pounds.

On May 11, 2018, Garcia was released by the Patriots.[5]

New York JetsEdit

On May 14, 2018, Garcia was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[6] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[7]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On October 29, 2018, Garcia was signed to the Indianapolis Colts practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 13, 2019.[9]

Garcia was suspended the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.[10]


  1. ^ "Combine Player Profiles – Antonio Garcia". National Football League. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Patriots select OL Antonio Garcia 85th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft". April 28, 2017.
  3. ^ "New England Patriots training camp Day 12: Rookie OT Tony Garcia leaves early". Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "Patriots reach 53-man limit". September 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Reiss, Mike (May 11, 2018). "Patriots release Antonio Garcia, create void at LT".
  6. ^ Lange, Randy (May 14, 2018). "Jets Acquire T Antonio Garcia on Waivers".
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2018). "Jets Cut 18 Players on Their Way to 53-Player Active Roster".
  8. ^ "Roster Move: Colts Sign T Antonio Garcia To Practice Squad". October 29, 2018.
  9. ^ Hickey, Kevin (January 13, 2019). "Colts sign 9 players to futures contracts". Retrieved January 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Alper, Josh (June 10, 2019). "Antonio Garcia suspended four games for PED violation". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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