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Alfonso Boone

Date of birth : 1976-01-11
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Saginaw, Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-16

Alfonso Boone (born January 11, 1976 Saginaw, Michigan) is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mt. San Antonio College. Boone has also played for the Chicago Bears and Kansas City Chiefs.

Boone's Career

Signed two weeks into the 2009 regular season, Boone provided veteran experience on the defensive line and leadership inside the locker room. Despite being thrown right into the fire, Boone had a solid first season in San Diego and re-upped for a second season on March 8. He finished his first year in San Diego with a career-high three sacks.

The 10th year veteran has played in 126 career regular-season games and seven postseason contests, including Super Bowl XLI with Chicago. Boone is familiar with the Chargers’ defensive scheme having played for both Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera and Defensive Line Coach Don Johnson in Chicago.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick by DET, April 16, 2000...signed July 17...released Aug. 28 and re-signed to practice squad, Aug. 29...signed by CHI from DET’s PS, Nov. with Bears, Aug. 19, 2002...signed with KC, March 20, 2007...released Sept. 1, 2009...signed with Chargers, Sept. one-year deal, March 8, 2010.

2009: Sack and two QB pressures in 21-20 win at NYG Nov. 8...Game Ball for key 11-yard sack and FF during Dec. 20 three-point win over CIN.

2008: Lone sack of season in Sept. 7 opener at NE...INA for MIA game Dec. 21 (thigh).

2007: Career-high seven TTs and sack at HOU Sept. 9...hit on GB’s Brett Favre resulted in INT Nov. 4...INA for TEN game Dec. 16 (head inj.).

2006: Three playoff GP for Bears, including Super Bowl XLI vs. IND.

2005: First-career FG block vs. MIN Oct. 16.

2004: Missed MIN (Sept. 26), PHI (Oct. 3), WAS (Oct. 17) and TB (Oct. 24) games (knee)...matched career-high with 1.5 sacks vs. MIN Dec. 5.

2003: PBU led to INT by DE Alex Brown vs. OAK Oct. 5.

2002: First-career start vs. NO Sept. 22... career-best 1.5 sacks vs. TB Dec. 29.

2001: First-career game Oct. 21 at CIN...first-career sack at DET Dec. 30.

2000: INA for all five games.

COLLEGE: Began career at Central State, NAIA school in Wilberforce, Ohio in dropped program after frosh season...enrolled at Mt. San Antonio JC in 1998 and played two seasons...Mission Conference Defensive Player of Year as junior...first-team JUCO All-America and all-conference as sophomore.

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