Tony Paige

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Tony Paige
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Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1962-10-14) October 14, 1962 (age 56)
Washington, D.C.
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 1984  / Round: 6 / Pick: 149
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1995
Rushing yards:853
Rushing average:3.1
Touchdowns:29
Player stats at NFL.com

Anthony Ricardo Paige (born October 14, 1962 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional American football player who played running back for nine seasons for the New York Jets, Detroit Lions, and Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. Paige went professional in 1984 as a sixth round selection of the New York Jets. He led the Jets in touchdowns (10) as a rookie starter. After nine seasons in the league, he retired at the age of 30.

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Playing career

Paige’s football career began at DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, where he would later be elected into the school’s Hall of Fame. He then donned the Chicago maroon and burnt orange at Virginia Tech. Paige is considered one of the finest blocking and receiving fullbacks to ever play for the Hokies and was also inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame.

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