Tony Degrate
No. 95
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1962-04-25) April 25, 1962 (age 61)
Snyder, Texas, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school:Snyder
College:University of Texas
NFL draft:1985 / Round: 5 / Pick: 127
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Anthony Degrate (born April 25, 1962) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for a single season in 1985. He played college football for the University of Texas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1985 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the NFL's Green Bay Packers.

Early years

Degrate was born in Snyder, Texas.[1] He attended Snyder High School,[2] and played high school football for the Snyder Tigers.

College career

He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he played for coach Fred Akers' Texas Longhorns football team from 1981 to 1984.[3] He was a first-team All-Southwest Conference (SWC) selection in 1983 and 1984, and was a key member of the 1983 Longhorns team that won the SWC championship and finished 11–1.[3] As a senior team captain in 1984, he led the team in tackles and quarterback sacks, was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, and won the Lombardi Award honoring the best lineman in college football.[4]

Professional career

The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Degrate in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft.[5] He played in a single professional game for the Green Bay Packers during the 1985 season.[6]

See also


  1. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Tony Degrate. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  2. ^, Players, Tony Degrate Archived October 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  3. ^ a b, Football, All-Time Lettermen, Tony Degrate Profile. Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  4. ^ 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, pp. 9, 16, 20 (2011). Retrieved September 4, 2012.
  5. ^ "1985 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  6. ^ "Tony Degrate Stats, Height, Weight, Position, Draft, College". Retrieved November 10, 2023.