|Born:||October 3, 1966|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||1989 / Round: 12 / Pick: 313|
Vantonio Bernard Bowick(born 1966-10-03 in Dothan, Alabama) is a former National Football League player for the Atlanta Falcons and a former Arena Football League player with a 13-season career.
Bowick attended Slocomb High School in Slocomb, Alabamaand was a student and letterman in football, basketball, and baseball. Bowick played alongside former New York Jets running back Brad Baxter. He continued on to play college football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Tony Bowick played one season with the Atlanta Falcons in the NFL (1989) and one season with the Birmingham Fire in the WLAF (1991–1992). He played 13 seasons in the AFL: Charlotte Rage (1993–1995), Albany Firebirds (1996–1997), Grand Rapids Rampage (1998–2001, 2005), Chicago Rush (2002–2003), Austin Wranglers (2004).
The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta. The Falcons compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. The Falcons joined the NFL in 1965 as an expansion team, after the NFL offered then-owner Rankin Smith a franchise to keep him from joining the rival American Football League (AFL).
Slocomb is a city in Geneva County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census the population was 1,980. The community is named after postmaster Frank W. Slocomb.
The Georgia Force was an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States that played in the South Division of the American Conference. The team was owned by Doug MacGregor and Donn Jennings.
John Dutton is a former Arena Football League quarterback. He was drafted out of University of Nevada, Reno in the 6th round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins. In 2005, he led the Crush to the ArenaBowl XIX title. In 2006, he was on the cover of the EA Sports first AFL video game, Arena Football, making him the first player to pose for the cover. He had been the backup quarterback for the San Jose SaberCats behind Mark Grieb. After Grieb's suffered a season-ending injury earlier in the year, Dutton quarterbacked the SaberCats to a 52–14 victory over the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XVI. He was named Offensive Player of the Game for his performance. In June 2009, Dutton was signed by the RiverCity Rage of the Indoor Football League. On February 12, 2010, it was announced that Dutton had been signed by the Cleveland Gladiators.
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Emmitt Earl Thomas is a former American football coach and cornerback. He most recently served as the defensive backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played in college at the now defunct Bishop College. He played professionally for Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He owns the Chiefs all-time interception record with 58, which places him ninth on pro football's all-time list. Thomas was elected to the NFL's Pro Football Hall of Fame after being nominated by the Seniors Committee.
Anthony Robert Graziani is a former American football quarterback who played for the Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League (NFL), and the Los Angeles Avengers and Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League (AFL). Graziani played college football at the University of Oregon.
Herman Bradley Baxter is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He spent his entire career with the New York Jets (1989–1995). A 6'1", 233 lbs. running back from Alabama State, Baxter's best year as a pro came during the 1991 season when he rushed for 11 touchdowns.
Browning Nagle is a retired American football quarterback for the National Football League's New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and Atlanta Falcons. He also played as a quarterback for the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators and Buffalo Destroyers.
Troy Joseph Bergeron is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the Georgia Force and Cleveland Gladiators in the Arena Football League. He never played college football.
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Darion Conner is a former American / arena football linebacker in the National Football League and the Arena Football League. He played for eight seasons in the NFL, from 1990–1997 and seven seasons (1999–2005) in the AFL. He was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Jackson State University. He is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for DUI-manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide. However, in July 2008, an appeals court ruled that he would be given a retrial.
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Javier E. Arenas is a former American football cornerback. Arenas played college football for the University of Alabama, earned consensus All-American honors, and was a member of a BCS National Championship team. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also played for the Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons, and Buffalo Bills of the NFL. Arenas also had a brief stint with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League.
Thomas Anthony Tolleson is a former American football wide receiver who played one season with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 15th round of the 1966 NFL Draft. He was also drafted by the New York Jets in the 17th round of the 1966 AFL Draft. Tolleson played college football at the University of Alabama and attended Talladega High School in Talladega, Alabama.
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Anthony Dwayne Phillips is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League who played for the Atlanta Falcons and Minnesota Vikings. He played college football for the Texas A&M–Kingsville Javelinas. He also played in the Arena Football League for the Grand Rapids Rampage and Buffalo Destroyers, winning the Arena Bowl with Grand Rapids in his first season there.
Cody Michael Pearcy is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves at the strength and conditioning coordinator and wide receivers coach for the Birmingham-Southern Panthers, an NCAA Division III program located in Birmingham, Alabama. He has served in that capacity since 2017. Prior to working as Birmingham-Southern's strength and conditioning coordinator, he was on the staff as the wide receivers coach since 2016. He previously was a graduate assistant at his alma mater, Huntingdon College, in Montgomery, Alabama, from 2014 to 2015. Before coaching college football he played wide receiver at the college level for the Huntingdon Hawks (2008-2011) also of the NCAA Division III. After graduating from Huntingdon College during the spring of 2012 he went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft. Shortly after he signed with the Atlanta Falcons. He was cut by the Falcons in August 2012 before the start of the 2012 NFL season. After he failed to sign with another National Football League team he signed and played for the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League for the 2013 season. He was cut following the season. He then signed with the Columbus Lions who were at the time a part of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) in November 2013. He played for the Lions for the 2014 season. He was cut by the Lions in July 2014, ending his professional playing career and returning to Huntingdon College that same month as a graduate assistant.