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Antonio Baker

Hometown:
Amite, La.

High School:
Amite HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 210

Position:
S

Birthdate:
11/23/1987

Experience:
4L

Antonio Baker

2009: Starting safety in the first nine games before a broken leg prematurely ended his collegiate career... Recorded 51 total tackles and his two interceptions on the season put him in a tie for eighth in the school records with 10 career INTs... Entered LA Tech's top-10 charts in career interception against Nicholls State (9/19), registering the ninth INT of his career... Recorded 12 total tackles at Navy (9/12), including seven solo stops... Notched seven tackles against both Hawai'i (9/30) and at Nevada (10/9)... Forced a fumble in back-to-back games against Nicholls State (9/19) and Hawai'i (9/30)... Registered five tackles and forced his eighth career fumble against New Mexico State (10/17)... Recorded five tackles and one pass break-up at Utah State (10/24)... Notched four tackles, three solo, and recorded his 10th career interception at Idaho (10/31), moving him into a tie for eighth on Tech's all-time charts... Suffered a broken leg during the first play from scrimmage against No. 5 Boise State, ending his collegiate career.

2008: Started all 13 games at free safety with 25 consecutive starts ... Registered 115 total tackles to lead the team and was named first team All-WAC ...Named LSWA Louisiana Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Louisiana...Has over 300 career tackles...Recorded double digit tackles in eight of thirteen games ... Named LA Tech Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Southeastern, La., Fresno State and Nevada games) ... Named LSWA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in Nevada game where he recorded 13 tackles and a fumble recovery 11/29/08 ... Had a season high 14 tackles against Army 10/18/08 ... Totaled seven PBU's on the year ... Intercepted three passes for a total of nine yards returned ... Forced two fumbles ... Intercepted a pass against Mississippi State 8/30/08 ... Intercepted his second pass of the season against Idaho 10/11/08 ... Interceepted his third pass of the season against Fresno State 11/1/08 ... Named to 2008 Thorpe Award watch list and 2008 Bronco Nagurski Award Watch List.

2007: Started all 12 games at free safety...led the team with 118 tackles and was named first team All-WAC...earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in road win over Idaho with eight tackles an interception and fumble recovery...had a career-high 15 tackles in win over Central Arkansas...had 10-plus tackles in eight games...had three interceptions on the year, all in conference play and in consecutive games.

2006: Saw action in 11 games for the Bulldogs while making six starts ... Totaled 29 solo tackles with 39 assisted stops ... Forced two fumbles on the season while recovering one ... Finished with two interceptions ... Finished with 10 total tackles while forcing a fumble in a loss to Nebraska ... Totaled nine tackles in a loss at San Jose State ... Finished with seven tackles in three different games.

High School: Lettered three years for coach Donald Currier at Amite High School in Louisiana ... Played defensive back and safety for the Warriors ... Helped lead Amite to four straight District 9-3A titles ... Helped Amite win the 2004 Louisiana Class 3A state title ... Named District Defensive MVP as a senior ... Named first team all-district as a senior and second team as a junior ... Named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... Also played baseball for four years.

Personal: Son of Carl Baker and Elaine Walker ... Has two sisters, Anquinette and Carla ... His father played linebacker at Southern ... Born Nov. 23, 1987, in Amite, La.