|Born:||October 14, 1962|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||225 lb (102 kg)|
|High school:|| DeMatha Catholic |
|NFL Draft:||1984 / Round: 6 / Pick: 149|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1995|
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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