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|Height: 5.10||Born: Medford, NY|
|Weight: 235||College: Massachusetts|
|Birthdate: 1981-01-04||Years: 5 BC / 8 CFL|
After three seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the Lions took advantage of Anton's free agent status in 2009 and inked the all-star linebacker that February.
2012: Anton continued to be an important part of the club’s CFL-leading defensive unit, starting 17 of 18 games while missing just one as a reserve. He finished second to Adam Bighill with 57 defensive tackles and also chipped in with six stops on special teams.
Anton added two sacks, two pass knockdowns, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery while notching seven games with at least four tackles. He enjoyed a season-high seven tackles on July 20/12 vs Edmonton.
2011: In 2011, Anton continued to be one of the CFL’s leading tacklers, finishing with 79 defensive stops – good for sixth and fourth among all CFL linebackers. He led the CFL in tackles for a loss with 11, four more than any other player except teammate Keron Williams (10). Anton started 17 of 18 regular season games in 2011 along with the Western Final and the Grey Cup (where he had five tackles overall).
He had a very consistent season with 11 games of five or more tackles including a stretch of three games with seven in each contest.
Games Played: Career: 99; Playoff: 8; Grey Cup: 2 (2011 w/ BC; 2007 w/Saskatchewan)
2006-2012: After seven seasons in the CFL, Anton has remained one of the best linebackers in the league with two West Division All-Star nods and 368 tackles in 99 career games. Anton spent the 2006 to 2008 seasons with Saskatchewan, seeing spot duty in his first two seasons before becoming a starter.
He signed with the Lions as a free agent in 2009 and ranks among the CFL’s leaders in total tackles over that span including 280 for BC in 69 games, missing just three starts. Of those 223 tackles, 19 have been for a loss. He led the CFL in that category in 2011 with 11 and has had at least one forced fumble for each of the last five years.
CFL All-Star: 2008
West Division All-Star: 2009, 2008
Anton spent four seasons at the University of Massachusetts, starting all 12 games in his senior year. He finished his college career with 320 tackles, 10 sacks and three interceptions.
Anton spends the off-season at his home in the Atlanta area where he enjoys watching movies, listening to music, spending time with his dogs, Jabari and Lady, as well as training for the football season.
He lists the Lions’ 2011 championship win and his Grey Cup-winning season in 2007 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as his biggest football memories to date.
Anton is a big fan of A-Team reruns and rapper Jay-Z. The UMass-grad was a Sports Psychology major in college and plans to complete his masters degree and coach football when his playing days are over.