Anthony Averett
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Averett in 2020.
No. 29 – Las Vegas Raiders
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1994-11-30) November 30, 1994 (age 27)
Woodbury, New Jersey
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Woodbury
(Woodbury, New Jersey)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 118
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2021
Total tackles:98
Pass deflections:22
Interceptions:3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Anthony Averett (born November 30, 1994) is an American football cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early years

Averett attended Woodbury Junior-Senior High School in Woodbury, New Jersey. He played football and ran track in high school. At the 2012 Penn Relays, he placed second in the long jump. His senior year, he was one of the best high school long jumpers in the nation, with a jump of 25-feet, two-inches, which was the second-longest jump in New Jersey history. He also ran 10.6 seconds in the 100-meters, 6.46 seconds in the 55 meters and high jumped 6-feet, 4-inches.[1] In football, he played defensive back and quarterback. Averett committed to the University of Alabama to play college football.[2]

College career

Averett redshirted his first year at Alabama in 2013 and played in only one game in 2014.[3] In 2015, he played special teams, recording two tackles.[4] Averett became a starter in 2016 and played in all 15 games, finishing with 48 tackles, one interception and also one sack .[5][6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+18 in
(1.81 m)
183 lb
(83 kg)
30+14 in
(0.77 m)
8+12 in
(0.22 m)
4.36 s 4.4 s 6.93 s 31.5 in
(0.80 m)
9 ft 11 in
(3.02 m)
13 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[7]

Baltimore Ravens

Averett was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round, 118th overall, of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8]

On October 22, 2020, Averett was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.[9] He was activated on December 8, 2020.

On October 3, 2021, Averett intercepted Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock in the end zone, and helped the Baltimore Ravens win 23-7.[10] On December 26, in the team's week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Averett suffered a fractured rib after taking a hit from Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah.[11]

Las Vegas Raiders

Averett signed with the Las Vegas Raiders on March 17, 2022.[12]

Personal life

Averett is the nephew of Pro Bowl left tackle Bryant McKinnie.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Anthony Averett Alabama biography".
  2. ^ "Anthony Averett to Alabama: Woodbury native makes National Signing Day decision". February 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Perseverance pays off for ex-Woodbury star Anthony Averett".
  4. ^ "Speedy Alabama cornerback continues to progress, optimistic heading into fall". June 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "Alabama's Adoree' Jackson? Tide cornerback a special athlete, poised for big year". March 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "DB Anthony Averett says he's more experienced, healthy this year - TideSports.com". August 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles – Anthony Averett". NFL.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (April 28, 2018). "Round 4: Ravens Select CB Anthony Averett at No. 118". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved May 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Brown, Clifton (October 22, 2020). "Brandon Williams Off Reserve/COVID-19 List, Anthony Averett Goes on IR". BaltimoreRavens.com.
  10. ^ Brown, Clifton (December 8, 2020). "Anthony Averett Activated, Two Called Up From Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  11. ^ "Ravens HC John Harbaugh gives another injury update on CB Anthony Averett". Ravens Wire. December 28, 2021. Retrieved April 23, 2022.
  12. ^ Raiders Public Relations (March 17, 2022). "Raiders sign CB Anthony Averett". Raiders.com. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  13. ^ Anthony Averett Draft Profile