Tony Cline

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Tony Cline
Born:(1948-07-25)July 25, 1948
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
Died: July 23, 2018(2018-07-23) (aged 69)
Career information
Position(s) Defensive end
College Miami (FL)
NFL draft 1970 / Round: 4 / Pick 102
Career history
As player
1970–1975 Oakland Raiders
1976–1977 San Francisco 49ers

Anthony Cline (July 25, 1948 – July 23, 2018) was an American football defensive end who played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for the Oakland Raiders from 1970 to 1975 and the San Francisco 49ers from 1976 to 1977. He played college football at the University of Miami. Some researchers claim that he holds the American Football Conference (AFC) rookie sack record with 17½ in 1970, but the NFL has only recognized a sack as an official statistic since 1982, so Cline's record is not officially recognized. His son, Tony Cline Jr., also played in the NFL. [1]

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