Antonio Warren

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Antonio Warren (born November 25, 1975, in San Francisco, California) is a former Canadian Football League running back who played with the BC Lions and the Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos.

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College career

Warren attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University. He finished his career with over 4,000 rushing yards, 673 receiving yards, and 35 touchdowns.

Professional career

Calgary Stampeders

In 2001, with the Stampeders he led the CFL in kickoff returns and was second in punt return yardage (764).

BC Lions

He signed with the Lions prior to the 2004 season and replaced Kelvin Anderson as their starting running back. He had a career-high 1361 yards rushing in his first full season as a starter. He set a club record with 160 yards on 18 carries in a losing effort in the 2004 Grey Cup game against the Toronto Argonauts. The aforementioned Grey Cup totals ranked second All-Time, trailing only Johnny Bright's 171 yards in 1956, at the time the game was played (though Kory Sheets has since broke Bright's record in the 2013 Grey Cup with 197 yards in a 45-23 Saskatchewan Roughriders victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats).

In 2005, he led the CFL in rushing touchdowns with 13 and ranked second overall with 16. He led the Lions in rushing for the second straight season and was fourth in the CFL with 2,179 combined yards.

In 2006, Warren rushed for 169 yards in five games with the Lions before he was released in July. Joe Smith replaced him as the Lions' starting running back.

Preceded by
Kelvin Anderson
BC Lions starting running backs
2004 – 2005
Succeeded by
Joe Smith

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