Cornelius Anthony
No. --     CFL Free Agent
Date of birth: (1978-07-03) July 3, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: Pineville, Louisiana
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): LB
College: Texas A&M University
 As player:
San Francisco 49ers
Calgary Stampeders
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Playing stats at

Cornelius Anthony (born July 3, 1978 in Pineville, Louisiana) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Texas A&M.

Anthony has also played for the Calgary Stampeders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

High school

Starred at Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas where he earned District 16-5A Defensive MVP honors after posting 163 total tackles (25 for a loss), three interceptions and three fumble recoveries in addition to playing running back on offense. Also earned All-Greater Houston honors, was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year, and was an honorable mention all-state selection.


Anthony attended Texas A&M University, where he was a three-year starter. He finished his career with six sacks, 288 tackles, and a forced fumble. In a game against Nebraska during his senior year, he posted 18 tackles.



Anthony was signed as a free agent to the Washington Redskins, but did not appear in a game with the clu. He was assigned to NFL Europe, where he played for the Barcelona Dragons. He finished the year with two sacks, a team-leading 50 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception. He then returned to the U.S., where he played in 17 games over the 2003 and 2004 seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. After being released by the 49ers, he was signed and subsequently released by the Denver Broncos.


Signed as a free agent on May 10, 2005 with the Calgary Stampeders. Appeared in 5 games during the 2005 season and recorded 3 special teams tackles. Became a starter during the 2006 season for Calgary. Finished the season with 40 defensive tackles, six quarterback sacks, two special team tackles, two tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one interception. Had his best professional season in 2007, making 56 tackles, recording 8 sacks, and recovering a fumble.

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