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Anthony Madison
No. --     Pittsburgh Steelers
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-08) October 8, 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth: Thomasville, Alabama
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Alabama
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     78
Interceptions     1
Sacks     1.0
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony David Madison (born October 8, 1981 in Thomasville, Alabama) is an American football defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Alabama.

Madison has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns Indianapolis Colts and the Detroit Lions.

Early yearsEdit

Madison went to high school in Thomasville. He played quarterback, wide receiver, running back, defensive back and also returned kicks. He was a two-time all-state pick. His high school career stats include 14 interceptions and over 4,000 yards of offense. He also played basketball and ran track.

College careerEdit

Madison played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama. He started in 37 out of the 50 games he played and had 140 tackles, 5 interceptions, and 30 passes defensed. He majored in marketing.

Professional careerEdit

First stint with SteelersEdit

File:Tyrone Carter 23 and Anthony Madison 37.jpg

Madison was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2006. He spent the first 4 weeks of the 2006 season on the practice squad before he was added to the active roster to fill a hole in the lineup left by the injury of cornerback Ricardo Colclough. His rookie season stats include 12 tackles (10 solo) in 13 games.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Madison played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 2006 season.

Second stint with SteelersEdit

Madison re-signed with the Steelers in 2007. In 2008, Madison played in every game for the Steelers including Super Bowl XLIII, where he collected 2 solo tackles. Madison was released on September 4, 2009.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Madison signed with the Cleveland Browns on September 22, 2009. He was waived on November 3.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Madison was signed by the Indianapolis Colts on November 10, 2009. He was waived on December 1.

Third stint with SteelersEdit

Madison was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 2, 2009.

Detroit LionsEdit

On August 13, 2011, Madison signed with the Detroit Lions, but was released on September 3. He was re-signed by Detroit on September 27 and released on November 7 along with Eldra Buckley to make room for free agent signings Leonard Davis and Kevin Smith (running back).

Fourth stint with SteelersEdit

On January 2, 2012, Madison re-signed with Pittsburgh.

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