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Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, ...

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Chargers, Raiders threaten to join forces and move to Los Angeles The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers might share a stadium The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Planning Possible Shared Home In Southern California The statement says the teams have tried for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego, and both may be forced to move to remain economically viable.

Bolts, Raiders reveal joint L.A. stadium plan The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders announced Thursday that they have collaborated on a proposal to build a privately financed, $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California, that the two teams would share if they relocate to the Los Angeles market.

Chargers, Raiders threaten Los Angeles move in joint stadium plan (+video) The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. The NFL teams teams said they have tried and failed for years to find stadium solutions in Oakland and San Diego.

Raiders, Chargers announce joint venture for possible Los Angeles-area stadium CARSON, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Raiders and Chargers Present Joint Stadium Plan The Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers are thinking about moving out of their cities since they haven't gotten a new stadium. They've proposed a 1.7 billion dollar stadium in Carson which the two teams would share in the Los Angeles market. Thursday both teams announced a possible joint stadium in Carson and already city leaders and community members are waiting for them with open arms ...

Anttaj Hawthorne
Anttaj Hawthorne

August 30, 2006

He was born on November 15, 1981 in Hamden, Connecticut. Described as a big, physical young defensive lineman who showed promise in limited action as a rookie.

 

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He attended Hamden High and was named to the USA Today and Reebok/ESPN first team All-American squad as a senior and was a member of Prep Stars Dream Team and Super Preps first team All-American unit.

He also participated in the National High School All-Star Game in Dallas and was rated the ninth-best player in the country by Tom Lemmings Prep Football Report where he ranked as second-ranked defensive player. He was also granted the All-State choice in each of his last three years. He registered 102 solo tackles, 17 sacks and seven forced fumbles as a senior. He closed out his career with more than 250 tackles, 38 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 30 sacks and 14 recovered fumbles.

He also starred at the University of Wisconsin for four years where he majored in African-American Studies. He was a brilliant team leader and a standout player. He was expected to be a first round draft pick and have a bright NFL future, but a positive test for marijuana at the NFL caused him to fall in the draft.

In 2002, he started every game at left defensive tackle and recorded 68 tackles, leading the teams down linemen. He also had two sacks for minus-14 yards and seven stops for losses of 13 yards and recorded 12 quarterback pressures, ranking third on the team. He recovered two fumbles and deflected two passes. He also played in 11 games, starting vs. Michigan and Minnesota at nose guard as a true freshman. He finished with 16 tackles, four stops for losses of five yards and a pair of quarterback pressures.

He was All-Big Ten Conference first team selection by the media following his junior season in 2003. He's also the recipient of the teams Jay Seiler Coaches Appreciation Award for improvement, attitude and willingness to help the program. And recorded a career-high 75 tackles with four sacks for minus-17 yards and five quarterback pressures and led the team and ranked second in the conference with 20 stops for losses of 54 yards. He also caused two fumbles and deflected a pass during junior campaign.

He was also a three-time All-Big Ten selection, including being named to the first team following his junior and senior seasons. During his senior year, he was named Third team All-American, consensus first team All-Big Ten selection and team captain as a senior in 2004. He also started every game at Defense Tackle and registered 42 tackles, six sacks for minus-30 yards, 11.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for 43 yards in losses and a quarterback pressure. He also intercepted a pass, recovered a fumble and batted down one pass

He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft and spent most of the 2005 season on the Raiders practice squad before finally being signed to the active roster on December 2nd. He was active for two games his first season, registering two assists in the Raiders regular season finale against the Giants. In March of 2006, he was allocated by the Raiders to the Frankfurt Galaxy of the NFL Europe, where he helped the team win their fourth World Bowl.

 

 

 



 

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