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  Anthony Fletcher
Anthony Fletcher

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Dimas, CA

High School:
San Dimas

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 295

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
04/16/1980

UCLA — This senior will play a key role on the defensive front in 2001 after serving as a starter most of last season … He enjoyed a good Spring Practice and will be in the thick of the battle for a starting tackle position … During the spring, Anthony recaptured the form he displayed early last year prior to suffering several nagging injuries … He possesses great size and strength.

2000 — Fletcher played in 11 games despite nagging injuries (back and ankle) and started seven contests, including each of the first six … He played at least 40 snaps on seven occasions during the season, including 63 at Oregon, 59 versus Oregon State and 56 at California … He ranked second among the linemen and 10th overall with 28 stops and ranked fourth on the squad with five tackles for loss … Fletcher was credited with a career-high seven tackles, including two for losses, versus Oregon … He made three stops versus Arizona State, including two for losses, one for loss at California … Against Oregon State, coming off the bench for the first time all year, he made four stops.

1999 — Fletcher appeared in all 11 games as a sophomore, starting three times … Played at least 30 snaps on six occasions, including 51 versus Washington, 50 against Arizona and 49 versus Fresno State … Made the fourth start of his career against USC, playing 40 snaps … On the year he made 32 stops, including four behind the line of scrimmage … On Sept. 18, he made the second start of his career against Fresno State and took advantage of his opportunity, making seven tackles to lead the defensive linemen … Against Ohio State, he came off the bench to make six tackles, including two for loss, after making three versus Boise State in the opener … He also made three stops at Arizona State but played sparingly the following week against Oregon due to an injured foot … Made four tackles against California.

1998 — Fletcher made great progress during his true freshman season … He made his first career start in the Rose Bowl against Wisconsin and made two solo tackles while playing a season-high 45 defensive snaps… He also played 29 snaps at Miami and 19 snaps against USC … After making his debut against Houston in the year’s second game, he played at least 10 defensive snaps seven times, including each of the last three games … He made eight tackles (three for losses) on the season, including two each against Wisconsin, USC and Arizona.

HIGH SCHOOL — A fine defensive line prospect, Fletcher earned three varsity letters in football for coaches Dave Williams, Greg Setlitch and Ted Clark at San Dimas, CA High School … As a senior, he was credited with 80 tackles, three forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 11 sacks, earning league MVP honors … PrepStar Western Region Super 30 … PrepStar All-America (No. 5 DL in West) … SuperPrep All-America (No. 20 DL) … SuperPrep All-Far West (No. 15 prospect) … Cornwell All-America … Medium Schools All-State first team (Student Sports) … Selected L.A. Times All-San Gabriel Valley … MVP of league … Selected to play in the Shrine All-Star game … As a junior, he played in just two games due to injury but still managed 23 tackles, seven sacks, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and one blocked kick … In his sophomore season, he made 45 stops with five sacks and two forced fumbles … Also earned two letters in track for coach Lough.

PERSONAL — Full Name: Anthony Richard Fletcher … Born: April 16, 1980 in Pasadena, CA … Parents: Bob Fletcher and Heather Roberts … Has one younger brother, Jesse … Lists scoring his first touchdown on a fumble recovery as a prep junior as his biggest athletic thrill … NFL defensive lineman Peter Boulware is the athlete he admires most … Lists teaching in high school as a possible career objective … English major.

Varsity Statistics - A. Fletcher
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

1998

8

7-1

1-2

3-5

1999

32

16-16

1-5

4-8

2000

28

20-8

1-7

5-12

Totals

68

43-25

3-14

12-25

Career Highs
Tackles: 7 vs. Oregon, 2000; vs. Fresno State, 1999; 6 vs. Ohio State, 1999; 5 vs. Michigan, 2000


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