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Antonio Perkins
Date of birth: January 9, 1982 (1982-01-09) (age 28)
Place of birth: Lawton, Oklahoma
Career information
Position(s): CB
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
College: Oklahoma
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 4 / Pick: 103
 As player:
2005-2006 Cleveland Browns
Playing stats at
Playing stats at

Antonio Perkins (born January 9, 1982 in Lawton, Oklahoma) is an American football cornerback. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League in 2008.

Early years

Perkins attended Lawton High School in Lawton, Oklahoma and was a letterman in football.

In 47 games with the University of Oklahoma, Perkins started 30 times and finished with 125 tackles, one sack, five stops for losses, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 21 pass deflections. He was selected by the Browns in the fourth round (103rd overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. The Browns waived Perkins on October 28, 2006 but subsequently re-signed him and assigned him to their practice squad. He set the NCAA record for most punt returns for touchdowns in a single game, with three, as well as most punt return yards in a game with 277, against UCLA in 2003. He is tied with Wes Welker and Ted Ginn, Jr. for most punt return touchdowns in a career, in NCAA history, with 8.

Professional career

Perkins was drafted in the fourth round, 103rd overall, by the Cleveland Browns in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played in one game in 2005 and activated for five games in 2006. In June, 2007, Perkins was waived by Cleveland and claimed by the Indianapolis Colts then released as a final training camp cut on September 1.[1]

On March 28, 2008, the Toronto Argonauts signed Perkins as a free agent.[1] He was subsequently released on June 14.




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