Antonio Fleming
No. 63
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1974-02-06) February 6, 1974 (age 46)
Edison, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:Calhoun (GA)
College:Georgia
NFL Draft:1998 / Round: 7 / Pick: 227
Career history
* Dallas Cowboys ( 1998)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Antonio Fleming (born February 6, 1974) is a former American football offensive guard in the National Football League for the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals. He also was a member of the Frankfurt Galaxy and Birmingham Thunderbolts. He played college football at the University of Georgia.

Early years[edit | edit source]

Fleming attended Calhoun County High School. He was a two-way player at defensive tackle and tight end, while also being the long snapper. He recorded almost 300 tackles and 23 sacks in his last three years.

As a senior, he registered 21 receptions for 356 yards, 3 receiving touchdowns, 220 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and 3 two-point conversions. He received Class A All-state, All-Georgia and All-area honors at the end of the season.

He was a four-year starter for the basketball team. He also practiced track, finishing fourth in the state meet in the shot put as a freshman and in the discus throw as a junior.

College career[edit | edit source]

Fleming accepted a football scholarship from the University of Georgia, where he was converted into an offensive lineman. As a redshirt freshman, he started 3 games at right guard. As a sophomore, he was a backup at right guard.

As a junior, he started every game at right guard and also saw some snaps at right tackle.

As a senior, he was the starter at left guard, contributing to the offense, averaging 432.6 yards per game, 31.6 points per game and 159.9 rushing yards. The team finished the season with a 10–2 record, a number-10 ranking in the final AP football poll and a victory over the University of Wisconsin in the 1998 Outback Bowl.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]

Fleming was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft. He was released on August 24.[1]

Carolina Panthers[edit | edit source]

On August 31, 1998, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers to their practice squad.[2]

Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]

On November 24, 1998, he was signed by the Arizona Cardinals to their practice squad.[3] He was cut on August 30, 1999.[4]

Frankfurt Galaxy (NFLE)[edit | edit source]

In 2000, he was selected by the Frankfurt Galaxy in the NFL Europe Draft.[5] He was a starter at offensive guard.

Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]

On July 7, 2000, he was signed as a free agent by the Miami Dolphins.[6] He was released on July 31.[7]

Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL)[edit | edit source]

In 2001, he was selected by the Birmingham Thunderbolts in the 38th round (303rd overall) of the XFL Draft.[8] He played in 10 games during the league's lone season.

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Template:Birmingham Thunderbolts Roster

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