11 Anthony Gonzalez

Anthony Gonzalez Ohio State
usa United States
Cleveland, OH
High School
St. Ignatius
Current Team
Ohio State
2003, 2004

Major: Undeclared (2003-04)

Weight: 200 (2004), 190 (2003)

2004 Media Guide: Is deceptively quick and catches the ball naturally … could also see action returning kickoffs … looks to make an impact as a redshirt freshman for the Buckeyes offense in 2004 … helped lead the Scarlet squad to victory in the 2004 spring game, totaling five catches for 63 yards … slowed by nagging hamstring injuries during 2004 spring practice, but is high on the coaches’ list of up-and-coming players … an OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2003: Redshirted and did not see any game action, but was impressive on the offensive scout team … named the offensive scout team player of the week following the Penn State game.

High School: Excelled on both offense and defense … has excellent speed and an exceptional burst that allows him to separate from defenders and close on receivers, depending on which side of the ball he is playing on … won first-team All-Ohio honors as a senior and was named co-defensive player of the year by the Associated Press and sole Cleveland Plain Dealer defensive Player of the Year … ranked as the nation’s 16th best cornerback by Rivals.com PrepStar All-American … led St. Ignatius to the Division I state title as a junior, earning MVP honors … 53 tackles and six interceptions as a junior … also had 42 receptions for 1,012 yards and 10 touchdowns … enjoyed an equally spectacular senior campaign in which he had 50 tackles and four interceptions on defense and 33 receptions for 900 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense … 71 catches for 1,873 yards and 21 TDs in his career … 107 career tackles and nine career INTs, one of which was returned for a touchdown … owns school record for 27.3 average yards per reception in a single season (senior) … part of a school record 14-consecutive playoff appearances … a fine student … high school coach was Chuck Kyle … also a four-year letterwinner in track … would like to travel the world upon graduation … enjoys playing and watching all sports … biggest sports thrill to date is winning the 2001 Ohio Football State Championship … a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

Personal: Parents are Eduardo and Jenna Gonzalez … an older brother, Joe, plays football at Indiana … LeCharles Bentley (Saints), Chris Hovan (Vikings), Dave Ragone (Houston) and Dan O’Leary (Giants) all hail from St. Ignatius.


SeasonTeamGGSTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLng2 Pt ConvFumLost
2004Ohio State82NA817922.42680NANA


2004Ohio State82