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Antoine Worthman

Wide Receiver/Defensive Back

Antoine Worthman
Photo by Chris Arnold
AFL Experience: 3rd season
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Date of Birth: 6/20/70
College: Illinois State


1996: Signed by the Storm on May 15, but did not see action until the Storm's 34-28 win over Anaheim (6/15)...In that first game, he started and had five tackles...Only saw spot duty on offense, catching three passes in seven games...Given increased time on offense in the playoffs; he had two catches for 32 yards in the postseason...Scored on an eight-yard touchdown catch at Florida (7/6).

1997: Had a solid season in his first full campaign with the Storm, especially on the defensive side of the ball, where he finished second on the team with 35 solo tackles and led the club with 47 total stops...Caught seven passes for 74 yards on the season...Six of those receptions and 65 of those yards came in two games: at Arizona (5/1) and against Iowa (7/19)...Had five tackles and an assist against Milwaukee (5/30)...Was outstanding in the Storm's 4-1 run at the end of the season, posting four or more tackles in games against Texas (7/5), Anaheim (7/12), Iowa (7/19) and San Jose (8/2)...Had five tackles in games against Texas, Iowa and San Jose...Broke up a pass in games against Albany (6/7), New York (6/21) and Anaheim (7/12)...Made four tackles and broke up a pass in the playoff win at Nashville (8/10)...Had a team high eight tackles (including seven solo stops) and caught two passes for 31 yards in the playoff loss at Arizona (8/16)...Finished tied for the team lead in playoff tackles with Jack Kellogg; both had 12 total tackles and 11 solos.

1998: Solid two-way player who set career highs for receptions (13), receiving yardage (198) and touchdowns (two)...Had two catches of 30 yards or more...Broke up passes in five straight games from Week Nine to Week Thirteen...Began the season by making four total tackles and breaking up a pass at San Jose (5/1)...Against Nashville (5/9), he caught the longest pass of his career, a 45-yarder, in the fourth quarter...Made the catch near the Storm 20-yard-line and weaved through the Kats defense, crossing from left to right and using a Stevie Thomas block to score...Set a career high for receiving yardage with 69 on three catches...Also made two tackles and an assist on defense...Had one solo tackle and assisted on two others against Houston (5/16)...Finished second on the Storm with 53 receiving yards on a season-high four catches at Florida (5/23); he also added two unassisted tackles on defense...Notched one tackle at New Jersey (5/30)...Played both ways, but did not record any statistics at Orlando (6/12)...Did not record any stats on offense against Albany (6/20), but shone on the defensive side of the football, finishing second on the team in unassisted tackles with four and tying for first in assists (three) and total tackles (seven)...Caught one pass for seven yards at home against Orlando (6/27)...Made his most significant contributions on defense; he forced a fourth quarter fumble by Bruce LaSane and led all defensive backs with two unassisted tackles and broke up a pass...Intercepted his first pass of his career at Houston (7/2), diving to pick off a Clint Dolezel pass at the Houston 22-yard-line with 9:50 left in the third quarter...On the next play, caught a 13-yard pass from Peter Tom Willis to set up a Les Barley touchdown run...Ended the night with three catches for 32 yards on offense, and one solo tackle and one pass defensed...At home against Florida (7/12), he broke up a season-best two passes, made two unassisted tackles, and caught one pass for two yards in a solid two-way effort...Filled in at defensive specialist when Johnnie Harris was ejected in the third quarter...At Nashville (7/17), he continued to stand in as defensive specialist as Harris missed the game due to a suspension...Made three unassisted tackles...Broke up a pass for the fourth week in a row...Against Iowa (7/25), he broke up a pass for the fifth straight game and finished second in unassisted tackles with four...Scored for the first time in over two months, catching a 30-yard touchdown pass from Ron Adams in the fourth quarter...His two scoring catches in 1998 have been for an average of 37.5 yards...Notched one unassisted tackle in the season-ender at Grand Rapids (8/1)...Deactive for one game, against New York (6/6)...Played in all three postseason games...Posted five total tackles and broke up three passes...Caught one pass for 11 yards against San Jose (8/8)...Also had a catch against New Jersey (8/14), for four yards, and one in ArenaBowl XII against Orlando (8/23), for ten yards...Left unprotected by the Storm and was selected by the Buffalo Destroyers in the November 1998 expansion draft.

Career Highlights: A Canadian Football League veteran, he played for the Toronto Argonauts from 1992 though 1994 and for the Shreveport Pirates from midway through 1994 all the way through the 1995 season.

AFL Statistics


Year  Team        REC    YDS    AVG   LG    TD 
1996  Tampa Bay     3     24    8.0   11     1
1997  Tampa Bay     7     74   10.6   15     0
1998  Tampa Bay    13    198   15.2   45     2
CAREER TOTALS      23    296   12.9   45     3


Year  Team        TKL   AST   SKS   YDS FF-FR   INT   YDS  TD
1996  Tampa Bay    17     3     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
1997  Tampa Bay    35    12     0     0   0-0     0     0   0
1998  Tampa Bay    26     8     0     0   1-0     1     0   0
CAREER TOTALS      78    23     0     0   1-0     1     0   0

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