Lionel Antoine
No. 79
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1950-08-31)August 31, 1950
Biloxi, Mississippi
Died:December 7, 2021(2021-12-07) (aged 71)
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:Nichols
(Biloxi, Mississippi)
College:Southern Illinois
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Lionel Sylvester Antoine (August 31, 1950 – December 7, 2021) was an American professional football player who was an offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football as a tight end for the Southern Illinois Salukis. After being selected by the Bears with the third-overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, he switched positions to offensive tackle. He played seven seasons in the NFL before a knee injury ended his career.[1] He died on December 7, 2021, at the age of 71.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Giardina, AJ (July 20, 2015). "Looking Back: In 1972 Biloxi's Lionel Antoine was the Chicago Bears No. 1 Draft Pick". WLOX. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 16, 2021). "Former Bears tackle Antoine passes away". Chicago Bears. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Lionel S. Antoine, Sr". Infinity Funeral Home. Retrieved December 25, 2021.