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D'Anthony Batiste
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At a game in Denver in September 2010.
Strength and conditioning assistant
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-03-29) March 29, 1982 (age 37)
Place of birth: Marksville, Louisiana
Career information
College: Louisiana-Lafayette
Undrafted in 2004
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
* Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings (2004)
 As coach:
* Oakland Raiders ( 2018−present)
Strength and conditioning assistant
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-Sun Belt (2003)
Games played     37
Games started     14
Fumble recoveries     1
Stats at NFL.com
Games played     56
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at CFL.ca

D'Anthony Batiste (born March 29, 1982) is a former American football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys, Carolina Panthers, Atlanta Falcons, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. He also was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League and the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings in the AF2. He played college football at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is currently an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Oakland Raiders.

Early yearsEdit

Batiste attended Marksville High School in his hometown of Marksville, Louisiana, helping his team to three consecutive playoff appearances from 1996 to 1998, while playing tight end and defensive end. He was named all-state, all-district, all-parish and all-region during high school career.

College careerEdit

Batiste accepted a football scholarship from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He was converted into an offensive guard during his freshman season and had 2 starts. He was a four-year letterman and was named second-team All-Sun Belt selection in his senior season.

Professional careerEdit

Arena Football LeagueEdit

Bossier-Shreveport Battle WingsEdit

In 2006, after going undrafted in the 2004 NFL Draft, Batiste signed with the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings of the AF2 and played one season.

Canadian Football LeagueEdit

Edmonton EskimosEdit

In 2006, he signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, but was released after just two preseason games.

Return to the Edmonton EskimosEdit

On February 4, 2014, he signed as a free agent with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was activated off the one-game injured list in Week 3 to make 15 starts at right tackle. The next year, he had 18 starts at right tackle and received West-Division All-Star honors. In total D'Anthony Batiste played in 56 games for the Eskimos in four seasons.

National Football LeagueEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

On June 16, 2006, Batiste was signed by the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent, based on the recommendations of a Cowboys scout that saw him play in the Eskimos' practices. On September 2, he was waived and signed to the team's practice squad two days later.[1]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On October 14, 2006, he was signed by the Carolina Panthers from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad, but did not see action in any games. He was released on September 1, 2007.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On September 2, 2007, he was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Falcons. He started his first career game against Indianapolis Colts and went on to start a total of 4 games during the season. On August 30, 2008, the Falcons waived him during final cuts and signed him to the practice squad two days later.[2]

Washington RedskinsEdit

On December 10, 2008, Batiste was signed by the Washington Redskins from the Falcons practice squad. In 2009, he appeared in eight games for the Redskins, before being waived on December 15 when the team signed linebacker Curtis Gatewood.

Denver BroncosEdit

On December 23, 2009, Batiste was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad. He was released on October 17, 2010.

Arizona CardinalsEdit

On November 16, 2010, Batiste was signed by the Arizona Cardinals after starting right tackle Brandon Keith suffered an injury. In 2011, he was declared inactive in 12 games and played in 4. In 2012, he started 10 games at left tackle, before being passed on the depth chart by Nate Potter.[3]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

On August 3, 2013, Batiste was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers.[4] He was cut on August 25.[5]

Coaching careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

On March 1, 2018, Batiste announced his retirement as a player to become the strength and conditioning assistant with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL).[6][7]

Coaching treeEdit

NFL head coaches under whom D'Anthony Batiste has served:

ReferencesEdit

Personal lifeEdit

Batiste worked as a sheriff's deputy in Lafayette, Louisiana, until signing a contract with the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL in 2006. He is of Haitian descent.[1]

External linksEdit

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