Lionel Antoine

American football player (1950–2021)

American football player
Lionel Antoine
No. 79
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1950-08-31)August 31, 1950
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Died:December 7, 2021(2021-12-07) (aged 71)
Biloxi, Mississippi, U.S.
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:M. F. Nichols
(Biloxi, MS)
College:Southern Illinois
NFL draft:1972 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3
Career history
  • Chicago Bears (1972–1979)
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:68
Games started:39
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Lionel Sylvester Antoine (August 31, 1950 – December 7, 2021) was an American football offensive tackle for the Chicago Bears in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Southern Illinois University.

He was drafted by the Bears with the third-overall pick in the 1972 NFL Draft. He played seven seasons in the NFL before a knee injury ended his career.[1] He died on December 7, 2021, at the age of 71.[2][3]

References

  1. ^ Giardina, AJ (July 20, 2015). "Looking Back: In 1972 Biloxi's Lionel Antoine was the Chicago Bears No. 1 Draft Pick". WLOX. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (16 December 2021). "Former Bears tackle Antoine passes away". Chicago Bears. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  3. ^ "Lionel S. Antoine, Sr". Infinity Funeral Home. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
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