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Anthony Gaitor
No. 23     
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-09) October 9, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Florida International
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 222
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2011 2013)
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     12
Sacks     0.0
Interceptions     0
Stats at CFL.ca

Anthony Gaitor (born October 9, 1988) is an American football cornerback who currently plays for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida International.

High schoolEdit

A native of Miami, Gaitor attended Miami Northwestern High School, where he was part of an immensely talented squad that also included future NFL players Lavonte David, Marcus Forston, Jacory Harris, Tommy Streeter, Sean Spence, and Brandon Washington. Regarded as only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, Gaitor was not listed among the top cornerbacks of his class.[1]

College careerEdit

Gaitor attended Florida International University from 2007 to 2010. In his career, he accumulated 197 total tackles, including 19 for loss, four sacks, 11 interceptions (three which he returned for touchdowns), and 35 passes defended.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Gaitor was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round, 222nd overall, of the 2011 NFL Draft.[3][4][5] On August 26, 2013, he was placed on injured-reserve, thus ending his 2013 season.[6]

Miami DolphinsEdit

Gaitor signed with the Miami Dolphins on May 28, 2014.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On July 28, 2014, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed Gaitor.[7] The Buccaneers released Gaitor on August 29, 2014.[8]

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Gaitor signed with the Arizona Cardinals practice squad on August 31, 2014.[9] On October 28, 2014, he was released from Arizona's practice squad.

BC LionsEdit

Gaitor signed with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) on February 25, 2016 and was released by the team on June 3, 2016.[10] He was recalled July 24, 2016. Gaiter played in 11 games for the Lions in 2016, contributing 35 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 forced fumble, and 1 defensive touchdown. He was released by the Lions on January 9, 2017 allowing him to pursue an NFL contract.[11]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

Later that same day (January 9, 2017) Gaitor signed a reserve/future contract with the New Orleans Saints.[12] He was waived by the Saints on May 15, 2017.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Anthony-Gaitor-61616
  2. College Stats – Sports Reference
  3. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
  4. Bucs select FIU CB Anthony Gaitor in the seventh round, 222nd overall
  5. FIU’s Anthony Gaitor drafted by Tampa Bay
  6. "Gaitor, Smith Placed on Injured Reserve; Season’s Over". http://bucsscene.blogs.theledger.com/14195/gaitor-smith-placed-on-injured-reserve-seasons-over/.
  7. "Archived copy". http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Buccaneers-resign-Anthony-Gaitor.html.
  8. Bucs Begin Final Cuts
  9. Allen, Scott. "CB Anthony Gaitor Added to Arizona Cardinals Practice Squad". raisingzona.com. http://raisingzona.com/2014/08/31/cb-anthony-gaitor-added-arizona-cardinals-practice-squad/. Retrieved 4 September 2014.
  10. "BC LIONS TRANSACTIONS". bclions.com. Archived from the original on June 17, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20160617000810/http://www.bclions.com/transactions/. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  11. "Lions grant free agent status to Gaitor, Bazzie – Article – TSN". TSN. 2017-01-09. https://www.tsn.ca/lions-grant-free-agent-status-to-gaitor-bazzie-1.646777.
  12. Katzenstein, Josh (January 6, 2017). "Saints sign CB Anthony Gaitor, third CFL player to join this week". http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2017/01/saints_sign_cb_anthony_gaitor.html.
  13. "Saints Announce Roster Moves After Rookie Minicamp". May 15, 2017. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news-and-events/article-1/Saints-Announce-Roster-Moves-After-Rookie-Minicamp/bcb464d1-d42b-4f6b-b488-6525f760f657.

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