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Antonio Garay
No. 71     San Diego Chargers
Defensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: November 30, 1979 (1979-11-30) (age 30)
Place of birth: Rahway, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 303 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Boston College
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
Debuted in 2003 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     12
Sacks     0.0
INTs     0
Stats at

Antonio Garay (born November 30, 1979, in Rahway, New Jersey) is an American football defensive tackle for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Boston College.

Garay has also been a member of the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.


Early years

Garay attended Rahway High School in Rahway, New Jersey, and was a standout offensive and defensive lineman. He was also the NJSIAA 215 lb. state wrestling champion in 1998.

Professional career


Chicago Bears

Garay spent two seasons with the Chicago Bears and was a member of the 2006 NFC Championship team. In a December 2007 game at the Washington Redskins, Garay was injured by an illegal block. He was placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2007 season. On 8 March 2008, the Chicago Bears announced that they would part ways with the defensive tackle; he became an unrestricted free agent on 29 February 2008. On 20 October 2009, the New York Jets announced that they had signed Garay to their Practice Squad.

San Diego Chargers

Garay was signed off of the New York Jets' practice squad on December 9, 2009, by the San Diego Chargers. He was re-signed to a two year deal on March 6, 2010.



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