Tony Bouie

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Tony Bouie
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Position: Safety
Personal information
Born: (1972-08-07) August 7, 1972 (age 45)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Holy Cross School
New Orleans, Louisiana
College: Arizona
Undrafted: 1995
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1998
Games played: 57
Games started: 4
Tackles: 40
Fumbles recovered: 2
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Tony Vanderson Bouie (born August 7, 1972) is a former American college and professional American football who was a safety in the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He played college football for the University of Arizona, and earned All-American honors. He played professionally for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

American football Team field sport

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada and also known as gridiron, is a team sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The offense, which is the team controlling the oval-shaped football, attempts to advance down the field by running with or passing the ball, while the defense, which is the team without control of the ball, aims to stop the offense's advance and aims to take control of the ball for themselves. The offense must advance at least ten yards in four downs, or plays, and otherwise they turn over the football to the defense; if the offense succeeds in advancing ten yards or more, they are given a new set of four downs. Points are primarily scored by advancing the ball into the opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts for a field goal. The team with the most points at the end of a game wins.

National Football League Professional American football league

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College football collegiate rules version of American/Canadian football, played by student-athletes of American/Canadian colleges and universities

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Early years

Bouie was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. [1] He attended Holy Cross School in New Orleans, [2] and played for the Holy Cross Tigers high school football team.

Holy Cross School (New Orleans) Roman Catholic k-12 school in New Orleans, LA, US

Holy Cross School is a high school, middle school, and primary school serving grades pre-k -12 founded in 1849 by the Congregation of Holy Cross in New Orleans, Louisiana. The main founder of Holy Cross is Blessed Father Basil Moreau, who was beatified on September 15, 2007. Holy Cross High was originally named St. Isidore's College. Holy Cross School is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

High school football secondary school competition in gridiron football

High school football is gridiron football played by high school teams in the United States and Canada. It ranks among the most popular interscholastic sports in both countries. It is also popular amongst American High school teams in Europe.

College career

While attending the University of Arizona, he played for the Arizona Wildcats football team from 1991 to 1994. Bouie was a key member of the Wildcats' Pacific-10 Conference championship team in 1993, which defeated the Miami Hurricanes in the Fiesta Bowl. He was recognized as a consensus All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 selection at defensive back following his senior season in 1994, and was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine. He also played for the Arizona Wildcats baseball team, and was a member of the Wildcats' Pac-10 championship baseball teams in 1992 and 1993.

Arizona Wildcats football football team of the University of Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats football program represents the University of Arizona in the sport of American college football. Arizona competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference (Pac-12).

Miami Hurricanes football College Football Bowl Subdivision team; member of Atlantic Coast Conference

The Miami Hurricanes football team represents the University of Miami in the sport of American football. The Hurricanes compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The program began in 1926 and has won five AP national championships. The Miami Hurricanes are among the most storied and decorated football programs in NCAA history. Miami is ranked fourth on the list of All-time Associated Press National Poll Championships, tied with Southern California and Ohio State and behind Alabama, Notre Dame, and Oklahoma. Miami also holds a number of NFL Draft records, including most first-round selections in a single draft and most consecutive drafts with at least one first-round selection. Two Hurricanes have won the Heisman Trophy and nine have been inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame. The team plays its home games at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Hurricanes' head coach is currently Manny Diaz.

1994 Fiesta Bowl

The 1994 IBM OS/2 Fiesta Bowl, played on January 1, 1994, was the 23rd edition of the Fiesta Bowl. The game featured the Arizona Wildcats, and the Miami Hurricanes. The game featured the only shutout in Fiesta Bowl history, as Arizona shut-out Miami. The shutout loss was the first for Miami in 168 games, since they lost 30–0 to Alabama on November 17, 1979.

Bouie graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts degree in media arts. He was inducted into the University of Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 2000, and his name is included among other Wildcats football greats in the Ring of Honor on the facade of Arizona Stadium.

A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.

Arizona Stadium an outdoor college football stadium in Tucson, Arizona

Arizona Stadium is an outdoor college football stadium in Tucson, Arizona, on the campus of the University of Arizona. It is the home field of the Arizona Wildcats of the Pac-12 Conference.

Professional career

He signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 1995, and played for the Buccaneers from 1995 to 1998. [1] In four NFL seasons, he played in 57 regular season games with the Buccaneers and started four of them. [3]

The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. The league expanded to 30 teams with the addition of the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars. The two expansion teams were slotted into the two remaining divisions that previously had only four teams : the AFC Central (Jaguars) and the NFC West (Panthers).

The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League.

Life after football

Bouie began work on his first master's degree while playing for the Arizona Wildcats, and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master of Arts in literacy and education in 1997. He graduated from Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2005. While completing his MBA degree requirements, he wrote a business plan for the development of a stackable cup that dispenses with an attached lid. He raised capital for the manufacture and marketing of his idea, and is now the chief executive officer of Halo Cups, Inc., the distributor of the "SwoopCup."

Arizona State University public university located in the Phoenix metropolitan area, Arizona, United States

Arizona State University is a public metropolitan research university on five campuses across the Phoenix metropolitan area, and four regional learning centers throughout Arizona.

The W. P. Carey School of Business is the business school of Arizona State University and is one of the largest business schools in the United States, with over 250 faculty, and more than 1,000 graduate and 10,000 undergraduate students. The school was named for William P. Carey following his $50 million gift in 2003. In 2014, the W. P. Carey School was ranked 22nd in the world for economics and business by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities,.

The Master of Business Administration degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business such as accounting, applied statistics, business communication, business ethics, business law, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and operations in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy.

He is a former board member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society [4] and the National Football League Players' Association. [5] He used to be the vice president of the University of Arizona Maricopa County Black Alumni Association, and was a national board member for the University of Arizona alumni association.

He is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma in 2007. He underwent successful chemotherapy in the spring of 2008.

In 2010, Bouie ran as a Republican candidate for the Arizona State Senate in District 4, which encompasses northwest Phoenix, surrounding suburbs, and much of rural northwestern Maricopa County. [6]

Bouie received his first master's degree while playing in the NFL. In 1997, he received a MA in Literacy and Education from the University of Arizona. He received his third masters while coaching college football at the University of Akron in Ohio. Bouie was a defensive graduate assistant during the 2011 football season. He coached and received a MS in Sports Administration.

Bouie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and four children. He is an active member of Christ Church of the Valley in Peoria. Bouie has a bucket list with items that include bungee jumping, skydiving, and climbing mount kilamanjaro.

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References

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  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Tony Bouie Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine .. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  3. Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tony Bouie. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. http://www.lls.org
  5. NFL Players Association, Former Players Board of Directors. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  6. http://www.tonybouie.com/