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Antoine Winfield
No. 26     Minnesota Vikings
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: June 24, 1977 (1977-06-24) (age 32)
Place of birth: Akron, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
Debuted in 1999 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2009
Tackles     822
Sacks     4.0
INTs     21
Stats at NFL.com

Antoine Winfield (born June 24, 1977 in Akron, Ohio) is an American football cornerback in the NFL. He played college football at Ohio State University, winning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back in 1998. Winfield was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Since 2004, he has played for the Minnesota Vikings. He has 14 interceptions while with the Vikings, along with three touchdowns. One of his most memorable plays of his career was when he returned a blocked field goal for 59 yard touchdown against New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.

Winfield attended Garfield High School in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. He is regarded as one of the most physical corners in the league, known for his bone-jarring hits, and was ranked by Peter King of Sports Illustrated as the 31st best player in the NFL.[1] He made his first Pro Bowl in 2008.

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Professional career

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Buffalo Bills

During Winfield's years with the Bills he did not make a pro bowl.

Minnesota Vikings

On July 23, 2009 the Vikings signed Winfield to a new five-year, $36 million contract. The deal includes $16.1 million in guarantees. He made his second straight Pro Bowl in 2009 after replacing injured Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

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Preceded by
Orlando Pace
Ohio State Buckeyes
Football Season MVP

1997
Succeeded by
Joe Germaine

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