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|Born:||July 25, 1948|
Michigan City, Indiana, U.S.
|Died:||July 23, 2018 69)(aged|
|NFL draft||1970 / Round: 4 / Pick 102|
|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.
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