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Antoine Bethea

Date of birth : 1984-07-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Savannah, Georgia
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-18

Antoine Bethea is a professional American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.

Started 13 games at FS…had team-leading 13 tackles, one QB pressure and one pass defensed at Houston 9/12…had six tackles, one QB pressure and one pass defensed vs. NY Giants 9/19...had seven solo tackles and one pass defensed at Denver 9/26…had three tackles at Jacksonville 10/3, vs. Cincinnati 11/14 and at Tennessee 12/9…had seven tackles and one FF vs. Kansas City 10/10…had seven tackles at Washington 10/17 and at Philadelphia 11/7…had four tackles vs. Houston 11/1...had eight tackles at New England 11/21…had six tackles, one QB pressure and 0.5 sack vs. San Diego 11/28…was first sack of career…had team-leading and career-high 15 tackles vs. Dallas 12/5.

Started 16 games at FS…had team-leading 120 tackles, 75 solo, four interceptions, four passes defensed, two FFs and one FR…led team in tackles for second consecutive season…had four double-digit tackle games and had five-plus stops in 15 games…tied for team lead with eight tackles at Miami 9/21, and clinched win with interception on final play…led team with eight tackles, six solo, and had one FR, one pass defensed and one interception at Arizona 9/27…interception came in end zone at end of first half…had eight tackles and had FF at Tennessee 10/11…led team with 12 tackles, nine solo, at St. Louis 10/25…had 10 tackles and one pass defensed vs. San Francisco 11/1…had 11 tackles and 1 FF vs. Houston 11/8…had eight tackles and had one interception vs. New England 11/15…had 10 tackles and one interception at Houston 11/29. POST-SEASON: Started three games at FS…had 12 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception…had three tackles, two passes defensed and one interception vs. Baltimore 1/16 in Divisional Playoffs…interception was fourth of career in postseason, 3rd-most in club history…had five tackles vs. NYJ 1/24 in AFC Championship Game…had four tackles vs. New Orleans 2/7 in Super Bowl XLIV.

Rookie who started 14 games at SS and FS…opened 9/10 at NYG, 9/17 vs. Houston, 10/29 at Denver, 11/5 at New England, 11/12 vs. Buffalo, 11/19 at Dallas, 11/26 vs. Philadelphia, 12/10 at Jacksonville and 12/24 at Houston at SS…started at FS vs. Jacksonville 9/24, at NYJ 10/1, vs. Tennessee 10/8, vs. Washington 10/22 and vs. Miami 12/31…was inactive at Tennessee 12/3 and vs. Cincinnati 12/18…was part of NFL's 2nd-ranked pass defense that surrendered 159.3 yards per game…had 105 tackles, 64 solo, two passes defensed and one interception…had six-plus stops in eleven games and double-digit tackles five times…had 12 tackles and vs. Jacksonville…had nine stops vs. Tennessee and at Denver…had eleven stops and one interception for 38 yards at New England…had seven solo stops vs. Buffalo and eleven tackles at Dallas…had 10 tackles at Houston and vs. Miami. POST-SEASON: Started four games and had 18 tackles, 17 solo, four passes defensed and two interceptions…had three solo tackles and one interception vs. Kansas City 1/6 in Wild Card Playoffs…had five stops and one interception in Divisional Playoffs at Baltimore 1/13…had six solo tackles vs. New England in AFC Championship Game 1/21…had four solo stops in Super Bowl XLI vs. Chicago 2/4.


Three-year starter who opened 31 of 37 career games…had 309 tackles, 187 solo, three sacks, 12 stops for losses, seven FF, two FR, 18 passes defensed, seven interceptions and one blocked kick…had two career TDs…returned FR for 26t and blocked kick for 26t…led team in tackles final three seasons…was three-time All-Mid-Eastern Conference selection…also was three-time choice of American Urban Radio Network Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-American team…became one of four players to earn honor three times, joining QB-Steve McNair (Alcorn State), LB-Tracy White (Howard) and WR-Shannon Sharpe (Savannah State)…started 10 games as senior…had 88 tackles, 49 solo, two tackles for losses, six passes defensed and four interceptions…was first-team All-America choice by The NFL Draft Report…had eight stops, six solo, and two stops for losses against Hampton…had 12 stops against Florida A&M…had six stops and one interception against Morgan State…had nine tackles, one pass defensed and one interception against North Carolina A&T…had eleven tackles, seven solo, against Bethune-Cookman…had six stops and two interceptions in final game against Delaware State…started eleven games as junior…had 99 tackles, 60 solo, two sacks, six tackles for losses, four FF, eight passes defensed and 3-40 interceptions…had 13 tackles, one stop for loss and one pass defensed against Alabama State…had eleven stops, one for loss, and one interception against Hampton…had five tackles and one interception against Alcorn State…had eight stops, seven solo, and returned interception 40 yards against Charleston Southern…had seven tackles, one FF, one sack and one pass defensed against Norfolk State…had 13 stops, eight solo, one stop for loss, two FF and one pass defensed against Bethune-Cookman…started 10 of 11 games as sophomore…had career-high 109 tackles, 71 solo, one sack, four tackles for losses, three FF, two FR, four passes defensed and one blocked kick…had 13 tackles against Texas Southern, Akron and Florida A&M…had 10 stops, eight solo, and two FR, including one return for 26t against Hampton…had six tackles and returned blocked punt for 26t against Norfolk State…had seasonal-best 14 tackles, one FF and one pass defensed against Bethune-Cookman…saw action as reserve in five games as freshman…had 13 stops, seven solo…majored in administration of justice.


Full name is Antoine Bethea…born in Savannah, Ga.…attended Denbigh High School…was three-year letterman in football…also lettered in basketball, earning all-area and all-conference honors as 2008, hosted first football camp in hometown of Newport News, Va.…single…resides in Newport News, Va.

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