Larry Asante
No. 36     Indianapolis Colts
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-07) March 7, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Alexandria, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 160
Debuted in 2010 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2010)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles     16
Sacks     0
Interceptions     1
Stats at

Larry Asante (born March 7, 1988) is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska.

Early yearsEdit

Asante was born in Alexandria, Virginia.[1] He attended Annandale High School where he played under legendary defensive coordinator Billy Edwards and after his parents divorced he was moved to the hayfield boundary where he later attended Hayfield Secondary School for his senior year where he played on both the defense and offense. Here he earned all-league honors as a running back in the AAA Patriot Division.[2]

College careerEdit

Coffeyville Community CollegeEdit

Asante registered 76 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three blocked kicks and an interception as a linebacker at Coffeyville Community College.[2]


Asante entered the 2007 season as the starting strong safety after transitioning from linebacker in the spring. He played in twelve games, starting ten of them.[2]

Asante started twelve games of the thirteen he played in 2008. He finished the 2008 season as Nebraska's second-leading tackler with 67 tackles, including 45 solo tackles. He made at least five tackles in eight games, led by a career-high 13 stops at Oklahoma.

Asante finished his last year at Nebraska with a career-high 79 tackles, including 42 solo stops. He forced two fumbles and recorded two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. He started all 14 games in 2009 for a unit that led the nation in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. He was selected to the first-team All-Big 12 team by conference coaches and[2]

Professional careerEdit

Cleveland BrownsEdit

The Cleveland Browns selected Asante with the fifth round (160th overall) in the 2010 NFL draft.

He and the Browns agreed to a four-year contract worth about $1.96 million on July 16, 2010.

Asante was waived by the Cleveland Browns on September 4, 2010.

On September 5, 2010 Asante was signed to the Cleveland Browns practice squad.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Asante was signed off of the Cleveland Browns practice squad after a season ending injury to starting rookie FS Cody Grimm. He appeared in the final two games of the 2010 season, recording an interception against Drew Brees in the season finale against the New Orleans Saints. He was released on August 30, 2012.

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Asante signed a reserve/future contract with Indianapolis on December 31st, 2012. [3]


External linksEdit

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