Players

Antoine Winfield
CB #21
Height:
5-9
Weight:
180
College:
Ohio State
Hometown:
Akron, Ohio
Experience:
15
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 191 972 824 148 7.5 0 89 27 2 259 -- 56
2012 MIN 16 101 72 29 0.5 -- 12 3 0 37 12.3 31
2011 MIN 5 40 34 6 1 -- 1 1 0 3 3 3
2010 MIN 16 91 73 18 2 0 5 2 0 41 20.5 41
2009 MIN 10 55 53 2 1 -- 5 1 0 0 -- 0
2008 MIN 16 95 81 14 2 0 11 2 0 5 2.5 4
2007 MIN 10 67 58 9 0 0 9 1 1 14 14 14
2006 MIN 16 97 83 14 0 0 10 4 1 33 8.3 26
2005 MIN 16 98 89 9 0 -- 4 4 0 5 1.3 4
2004 MIN 14 85 70 15 0 -- 5 3 0 89 29.7 56
2003 BUF 16 107 92 15 1 -- 11 1 0 11 11 11
2002 BUF 13 56 51 5 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2001 BUF 16 80 68 12 0 -- 9 2 0 0 -- 0
2000 BUF 11 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 1 0 8 8 8
1999 BUF 16 -- -- -- 0 -- 0 2 0 13 6.5 10
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 191 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 MIN 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIN 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 MIN 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 MIN 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 MIN 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2003 BUF 16 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 BUF 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2001 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2000 BUF 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1999 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks on April 17, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft. Signed with Minnesota in free agency in 2004.
• Has started 173 of 191 games played in his career, totaling 1,019 tackles (865 solo), 27 interceptions with two return TDs, 117 passes defensed and 7.5 sacks.
• Totaled 692 tackles (579 solo) in his nine seasons with Minnesota, as well as 6.5 sacks, 21 INTs, returning two for TDs, 74 passes defensed and 12 forced fumbles. Played in 119 games with 116 starts during his time in Minnesota.
• Started 15 of 16 games played for the Vikings in 2012 and totaled the second-most tackles of his career with 101 (72 solo), adding three interceptions and a career-high 12 passes defensed. • Hampered by injuries, started all five games played before being placed on injured reserve for the final 10 games of 2011.
• In 2010, started all 16 games, logging 90 tackles (73 solo), 2 INTs, 5 passes defensed and 2.0 sacks en route to his third consecutive Pro Bowl.
• Selected to second straight Pro Bowl in 2009. Missed six games due to injury but started 9 of 10 games played, recording 52 tackles (50 solo), with 1.0 sack and 1 interception.
• Voted to his first NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. Started 16 of 16 games played, tallying 90 tackles (77 solo), 2 INTs, 2.0 sacks and 11 passes defensed.
• Returned his second INT for a TD in the 2007 opener vs. Atlanta (9/9/07). Started 10 of 10 games played, posting 65 tackles (56 solo) and 9 passes defensed.
• Matched his career-high in interceptions in 2006 with four while starting all 16 games for the fourth time in his career. Totaled 87 tackles (73 solo) and returned his first INT for a TD vs. Chicago (9/17/06). Also posted a career-high 14 passes defensed.
• Started all 16 games played in 2005, posting a career-high 4 interceptions in addition to 89 tackles (80 solo) and eight passes defensed.
• Joined Minnesota in 2004 and started 12 of 14 games played due to injuries, but led the team in interceptions (3) and led the team in tackles during the postseason with 17 (16 solo).
• Spent five seasons in Buffalo, recording 327 tackles (286 solo), six interceptions, 43 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Started 58 of 72 games played while with Buffalo.
• In 2003, set a career high in tackles with 109 (94 solo), notched the first sack of his career, and totaled a career-best 12 passes defensed in his final season with the Bills. • Started 13 of 13 games played in 2002, missing three due to injury. Totaled 56 tackles (51 solo) and seven passes defensed.
• Started all 16 games in 2001, recording a career-high 81 tackles (69 solo), with two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. • Became full-time starter in his second season with Buffalo in 2000. Started all 11 games played before being placed on injured reserve. Totaled 42 tackles (34 solo), one interception and seven passes defensed.
• Started first career playoff game in his rookie season with Buffalo and notched his firstcareer playoff interception at Tennessee (1/8).
• As a rookie in 1999, Recorded his first career interception at Indianapolis (9/12) off of Peyton Manning. Played in all 16 games with two starts, recording 39 tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and six passes defensed.

HONORS:
2008, NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press 2nd-Team All-Pro; 2009, NFC Pro Bowl; 2010, NFC Pro Bowl.

COLLEGE:
Won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s outstanding defensive back following senior season, becoming the first Ohio State player to ever earn the honor. Earned All- America honors follwoing both his junior and senior seasons. A 2-time All-Big Ten selection, finished college career with 278 total tackles (224 solo). Became the first non-LB in OSU school history (only 5th player ever) to top 200 career tackles. Played in all 50 games and started 29. Named Ohio State’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. As a junior, became the first Ohio State DB selected as a team MVP.

PERSONAL:
Attended Garfield High (Akron, Ohio) where he was named All-State and Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Helped lead team to three Akron city titles. Annually hosts the “Camp 26” football camp in his hometown of Akron. Majored in Commu - nications at Ohio State. He and wife, Erniece, have sons Antoine Jr., Austin and Ethan.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Signed by the Seahawks on April 17, 2013.

NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by Buffalo in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft. Signed with Minnesota in free agency in 2004.
• Has started 173 of 191 games played in his career, totaling 1,019 tackles (865 solo), 27 interceptions with two return TDs, 117 passes defensed and 7.5 sacks.
• Totaled 692 tackles (579 solo) in his nine seasons with Minnesota, as well as 6.5 sacks, 21 INTs, returning two for TDs, 74 passes defensed and 12 forced fumbles. Played in 119 games with 116 starts during his time in Minnesota.
• Started 15 of 16 games played for the Vikings in 2012 and totaled the second-most tackles of his career with 101 (72 solo), adding three interceptions and a career-high 12 passes defensed. • Hampered by injuries, started all five games played before being placed on injured reserve for the final 10 games of 2011.
• In 2010, started all 16 games, logging 90 tackles (73 solo), 2 INTs, 5 passes defensed and 2.0 sacks en route to his third consecutive Pro Bowl.
• Selected to second straight Pro Bowl in 2009. Missed six games due to injury but started 9 of 10 games played, recording 52 tackles (50 solo), with 1.0 sack and 1 interception.
• Voted to his first NFL Pro Bowl in 2008. Started 16 of 16 games played, tallying 90 tackles (77 solo), 2 INTs, 2.0 sacks and 11 passes defensed.
• Returned his second INT for a TD in the 2007 opener vs. Atlanta (9/9/07). Started 10 of 10 games played, posting 65 tackles (56 solo) and 9 passes defensed.
• Matched his career-high in interceptions in 2006 with four while starting all 16 games for the fourth time in his career. Totaled 87 tackles (73 solo) and returned his first INT for a TD vs. Chicago (9/17/06). Also posted a career-high 14 passes defensed.
• Started all 16 games played in 2005, posting a career-high 4 interceptions in addition to 89 tackles (80 solo) and eight passes defensed.
• Joined Minnesota in 2004 and started 12 of 14 games played due to injuries, but led the team in interceptions (3) and led the team in tackles during the postseason with 17 (16 solo).
• Spent five seasons in Buffalo, recording 327 tackles (286 solo), six interceptions, 43 passes defensed and three forced fumbles. Started 58 of 72 games played while with Buffalo.
• In 2003, set a career high in tackles with 109 (94 solo), notched the first sack of his career, and totaled a career-best 12 passes defensed in his final season with the Bills. • Started 13 of 13 games played in 2002, missing three due to injury. Totaled 56 tackles (51 solo) and seven passes defensed.
• Started all 16 games in 2001, recording a career-high 81 tackles (69 solo), with two interceptions and 11 passes defensed. • Became full-time starter in his second season with Buffalo in 2000. Started all 11 games played before being placed on injured reserve. Totaled 42 tackles (34 solo), one interception and seven passes defensed.
• Started first career playoff game in his rookie season with Buffalo and notched his firstcareer playoff interception at Tennessee (1/8).
• As a rookie in 1999, Recorded his first career interception at Indianapolis (9/12) off of Peyton Manning. Played in all 16 games with two starts, recording 39 tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and six passes defensed.

HONORS:
2008, NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press 2nd-Team All-Pro; 2009, NFC Pro Bowl; 2010, NFC Pro Bowl.

COLLEGE:
Won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation’s outstanding defensive back following senior season, becoming the first Ohio State player to ever earn the honor. Earned All- America honors follwoing both his junior and senior seasons. A 2-time All-Big Ten selection, finished college career with 278 total tackles (224 solo). Became the first non-LB in OSU school history (only 5th player ever) to top 200 career tackles. Played in all 50 games and started 29. Named Ohio State’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. As a junior, became the first Ohio State DB selected as a team MVP.

PERSONAL:
Attended Garfield High (Akron, Ohio) where he was named All-State and Division I Defensive Player of the Year as a senior. Helped lead team to three Akron city titles. Annually hosts the “Camp 26” football camp in his hometown of Akron. Majored in Commu - nications at Ohio State. He and wife, Erniece, have sons Antoine Jr., Austin and Ethan.