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The 1999 Draft
The 1999 Draft
The third and final draft of the Pete Carroll era was a mixed bag. Two first round picks were used on Damien Woody (a center who had to be moved to guard because he was unable to master the shotgun snap) and Andy Katzenmoyer (whose stock had dropped dramatically his senior year, and was constantly sidelined with injuries). The third round pick started one game in two seasons, and four selections in the latter rounds contributed next to nothing for the Patriots. In addition on September 3rd the Patriots were awarded CB J'Juan Cherry in the Supplemental Draft; he never got on the field for a single snap in the NFL. That cost the Patriots their fourth round pick in the 2000 draft. Trading up to select Kevin Faulk in the second round is the only decision that kept this draft from being a total disaster.
Happy 46th birthday to Tony George
Born August 10, 1975 in Cincinnati
Patriot FS, 1999-2000; uniform #41
Pats 3rd round (91st overall) selection of the 1999 draft, from Florida
Houston Antonio 'Tony' George Jr. was a Florida Gator for Steve Spurrier's 1996 national championship team, and was First Team All-SEC his senior year. He played in 31 games with one start over two seasons in Foxborough, then in 2001 was allocated to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe. George was in training camps for the Pats, Panthers and Titans from 2001 to 2003, but he never again played in the NFL. He retired after missing the cut with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL in 2003.
Position: Safety Height: 5’11 Weight: 205 Yrs/Pat: 2 School: University of Florida Born: Aug 10, 1975 Cincinnati, Ohio Career Highlights: The Patriots drafted George 91st overall in the 1999 NFL Draft and he played for the Patriots in 1999 and 2000. During his two-season NFL career, he appeared...
- He started his own company, H.E.A.T. Pro Fitness.
- He is a certified trainer, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and AFAA. George has started his own foundation, Patriotic Mentoring, to assist with mentoring and developing youth and young adults.
- George lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina. He is the father of three, two daughters and one son.
Tony George Defensive back Tony George was always fascinated by the process of turning himself into a physical strong safety. And when his playing days were over, he began to train other athletes. But at one point, he had to take care of his mind. Two seasons with the New England Patriots took...
Tony George was always fascinated by the process of turning himself into a physical strong safety. And when his playing days were over, he began to train other athletes.
But at one point, he had to take care of his mind.
Two seasons with the New England Patriots took more of a toll than he realized. After starting H.E.A.T. Pro Fitness in 2005, he had to step away from his work in 2012 for 18 months.
“It was catastrophic,” he said. “There were voices in my head and suicidal thoughts. I had to step away so I could see the bright side of things again.”
He took that time off before returning to work in 2014. H.E.A.T., in Charlotte, N.C., has helped 116 athletes earn college scholarships.
“I train everyone from everyday people to MMA guys,” George said. “Ray Lewis, Will Smith, guys like that have been through here.
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