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Antoine Cason
CB #20
Height:
6-1
Weight:
195
Age:
28
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Long Beach, Calif.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
19
SCK
0.0
FF
2
INT
1
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 341 290 51 0.0 0 60 15 282 -- 64 2 6 4
2014 CAR 2 2 19 16 3 0.0 -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 1
2013 ARI 16 0 14 12 2 0.0 0 3 2 36 18 20 1 0 3
2012 SD 16 16 73 62 11 0.0 -- 11 2 34 17 31 0 2 --
2011 SD 16 14 53 46 7 0.0 -- 17 2 69 34.5 64 0 0 --
2010 SD 16 15 67 57 10 0.0 -- 17 4 51 12.8 28 0 1 --
2009 SD 16 1 41 38 3 0.0 -- 3 2 22 11 22 0 0 --
2008 SD 16 3 74 59 15 0.0 0 7 2 69 34.5 59 1 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TB W 20-14 9 9 0 -- -- 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 --
2 DET W 24-7 10 7 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Arizona (3/19/13)...Selected in the first round (27th overall) of the NFL Draft by San Diego (4/26/08).

GP/GS
Career (96/49) [3/1]; 2013 (16/0); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/14); 2010 (16/15); 2009 (16/1) [1/0]; 2008 (16/3) [2/1].

2013
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Arizona (3/19)...Played in 16 games for the sixth consecutive season...Registered eight tackles, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Logged three tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...Vs. Carolina (10/6): Recovered a fumble by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and returned it 43 yards to set up a touchdown...At Tennessee (12/15): Generated three takeaways...Fell on a muffed kickoff to start the second half by Titans linebacker Patrick Bailey, resulting in a field goal...Equaled career high with two interceptions of Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick...Returned one 20 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter...Second pick came on opening possession of overtime and led to game-winning field goal.

2012
Started 16 games for the first time in career for San Diego...Produced a career-high 71 tackles, two interceptions, team-leading 12 passes defensed and two forced fumbles...Returned one punt for nine yards and one kickoff for 16 yards...Vs. Atlanta (9/23): Thwarted Falcons scoring threat with interception of quarterback Matt Ryan at Chargers' goal line...Vs. Kansas City (9/30): Snared an interception off Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel in red zone to foil Chiefs scoring chance...At New Orleans (10/7): Forced a fumble by Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson...Vs. Carolina (12/16): Caused a fumble by Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams that led to a touchdown.

2011
Played in 16 games with 14 starts for San Diego...Recorded 55 tackles, two interceptions and a team-leading and career-high 15 passes defensed...Returned one punt for 17 yards...At Denver (10/9): Broke up pass on potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt with less than four minutes left to preserve victory...At Chicago (11/20): Pilfered Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for an interception...At Jacksonville (12/5): Tipped a pass by Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert that was intercepted by safety Eric Weddle...At Oakland (1/1): Picked off Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer.

2010
Played in 16 games with 15 starts for San Diego...Led the team with a career-high four interceptions and 11 passes defensed...Posted 61 tackles and one forced fumble...Key member of unit that ranked first in the NFL in total defense and passing defense, limited opponents to the fourth lowest passer rating in the league and allowed the fifth fewest touchdown passes...Took over punt return duties for the final four games following an injury to Darren Sproles...Averaged 16.5 yards on 14 returns for 231 yards with a long of 62 yards and four fair catches...Would have been the second-highest punt return average in the league but finished six returns shy of qualifying to rank among the league leaders...Vs. Jacksonville (9/19): Responsible for three takeaways...Established a career best with two interceptions of Jaguars quarterback David Garrard, one of which set up a touchdown...Forced a fumble by Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker...Vs. Denver (11/22): Gathered a career-high nine tackles...Intercepted Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton...At Indianapolis (11/28): Swiped a pass by Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for an interception...Vs. Kansas City (12/12): Returned a career-high five punts...Put Chargers in position for a touchdown with a 42-yard punt return into Chiefs territory...At Denver (1/2): Accumulated a career-high 95 punt return yards, including a career-long 62-yarder that resulted in a field goal.

2009
Played in 16 games with one start for San Diego...Notched 29 tackles, two interceptions and one pass defensed...Accounted for 10 special teams tackles...Started when the Chargers opened in a nickel defense at Oakland (9/14)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/17)...Had one tackle...At Oakland (9/14): Sealed win with interception of Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell deep in Chargers territory with one second remaining...Vs. Baltimore (9/20): Picked off Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and returned heist 22 yards to set up a field goal.

2008
Drafted in the first round (27th overall by San Diego)...Played in 16 games with three starts...Collected 52 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble...Tied for second on the team with 15 special teams tackles...Started when the Chargers opened in a nickel defense versus Indianapolis (11/23), at Kansas City (12/14) and at Tampa Bay (12/21)...POSTSEASON: Played in two games with one start in AFC Wild Card versus Indianapolis (1/3)...Tallied six tackles and one pass defensed...Added two special teams tackles...Vs. Carolina (9/7): Forced a fumble by Panthers wide receiver D.J. Hackett in NFL debut...Turnover converted into a touchdown...At Denver (9/14): Victimized Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler for first career interception in the end zone to stop potential scoring drive...At Tampa Bay (12/21): Scored first career touchdown on a 59-yard return of an interception off Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia.

COLLEGE
Started all 46 games played at Arizona...Totaled 253 tackles, one sack, 15 interceptions, 32 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Set school record with 349 interception return yards...Interception total ranked fourth in school history...Returned three interceptions and two punts for touchdowns...2007 (Sr.): Earned Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back...First-team All-American...First-team All-Pac-10 Conference choice as a defensive back and return specialist...Started 12 games...Led the Wildcats with five interceptions - two of which were returned for touchdowns - and 14 passes defensed...Recorded 71 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles...Averaged 10.0 yards on 27 punt returns for 271 yards and two touchdowns...2006 (Jr.): First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection...Started 12 games...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, to go along with seven passes defensed...Notched 62 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2005 (So.): Started 11 games...Second-team All-Pac-10 Conference choice...Posted 50 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed...2004 (Fr.): Freshman All-American...All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention...Started 11 games...Finished first on the team with four interceptions in addition to compiling 70 tackles, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

PERSONAL
Attended Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS...Majored in political science at Arizona.
TRANSACTIONS
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/21/14)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Arizona (3/19/13)...Selected in the first round (27th overall) of the NFL Draft by San Diego (4/26/08).

GP/GS
Career (96/49) [3/1]; 2013 (16/0); 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/14); 2010 (16/15); 2009 (16/1) [1/0]; 2008 (16/3) [2/1].

2013
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Arizona (3/19)...Played in 16 games for the sixth consecutive season...Registered eight tackles, two interceptions, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Logged three tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams...Vs. Carolina (10/6): Recovered a fumble by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and returned it 43 yards to set up a touchdown...At Tennessee (12/15): Generated three takeaways...Fell on a muffed kickoff to start the second half by Titans linebacker Patrick Bailey, resulting in a field goal...Equaled career high with two interceptions of Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick...Returned one 20 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter...Second pick came on opening possession of overtime and led to game-winning field goal.

2012
Started 16 games for the first time in career for San Diego...Produced a career-high 71 tackles, two interceptions, team-leading 12 passes defensed and two forced fumbles...Returned one punt for nine yards and one kickoff for 16 yards...Vs. Atlanta (9/23): Thwarted Falcons scoring threat with interception of quarterback Matt Ryan at Chargers' goal line...Vs. Kansas City (9/30): Snared an interception off Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel in red zone to foil Chiefs scoring chance...At New Orleans (10/7): Forced a fumble by Saints wide receiver Devery Henderson...Vs. Carolina (12/16): Caused a fumble by Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams that led to a touchdown.

2011
Played in 16 games with 14 starts for San Diego...Recorded 55 tackles, two interceptions and a team-leading and career-high 15 passes defensed...Returned one punt for 17 yards...At Denver (10/9): Broke up pass on potential game-tying two-point conversion attempt with less than four minutes left to preserve victory...At Chicago (11/20): Pilfered Bears quarterback Jay Cutler for an interception...At Jacksonville (12/5): Tipped a pass by Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert that was intercepted by safety Eric Weddle...At Oakland (1/1): Picked off Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer.

2010
Played in 16 games with 15 starts for San Diego...Led the team with a career-high four interceptions and 11 passes defensed...Posted 61 tackles and one forced fumble...Key member of unit that ranked first in the NFL in total defense and passing defense, limited opponents to the fourth lowest passer rating in the league and allowed the fifth fewest touchdown passes...Took over punt return duties for the final four games following an injury to Darren Sproles...Averaged 16.5 yards on 14 returns for 231 yards with a long of 62 yards and four fair catches...Would have been the second-highest punt return average in the league but finished six returns shy of qualifying to rank among the league leaders...Vs. Jacksonville (9/19): Responsible for three takeaways...Established a career best with two interceptions of Jaguars quarterback David Garrard, one of which set up a touchdown...Forced a fumble by Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker...Vs. Denver (11/22): Gathered a career-high nine tackles...Intercepted Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton...At Indianapolis (11/28): Swiped a pass by Colts quarterback Peyton Manning for an interception...Vs. Kansas City (12/12): Returned a career-high five punts...Put Chargers in position for a touchdown with a 42-yard punt return into Chiefs territory...At Denver (1/2): Accumulated a career-high 95 punt return yards, including a career-long 62-yarder that resulted in a field goal.

2009
Played in 16 games with one start for San Diego...Notched 29 tackles, two interceptions and one pass defensed...Accounted for 10 special teams tackles...Started when the Chargers opened in a nickel defense at Oakland (9/14)...POSTSEASON: Played in AFC Divisional Playoff versus the New York Jets (1/17)...Had one tackle...At Oakland (9/14): Sealed win with interception of Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell deep in Chargers territory with one second remaining...Vs. Baltimore (9/20): Picked off Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and returned heist 22 yards to set up a field goal.

2008
Drafted in the first round (27th overall by San Diego)...Played in 16 games with three starts...Collected 52 tackles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed and one forced fumble...Tied for second on the team with 15 special teams tackles...Started when the Chargers opened in a nickel defense versus Indianapolis (11/23), at Kansas City (12/14) and at Tampa Bay (12/21)...POSTSEASON: Played in two games with one start in AFC Wild Card versus Indianapolis (1/3)...Tallied six tackles and one pass defensed...Added two special teams tackles...Vs. Carolina (9/7): Forced a fumble by Panthers wide receiver D.J. Hackett in NFL debut...Turnover converted into a touchdown...At Denver (9/14): Victimized Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler for first career interception in the end zone to stop potential scoring drive...At Tampa Bay (12/21): Scored first career touchdown on a 59-yard return of an interception off Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia.

COLLEGE
Started all 46 games played at Arizona...Totaled 253 tackles, one sack, 15 interceptions, 32 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Set school record with 349 interception return yards...Interception total ranked fourth in school history...Returned three interceptions and two punts for touchdowns...2007 (Sr.): Earned Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back...First-team All-American...First-team All-Pac-10 Conference choice as a defensive back and return specialist...Started 12 games...Led the Wildcats with five interceptions - two of which were returned for touchdowns - and 14 passes defensed...Recorded 71 tackles, one sack and two forced fumbles...Averaged 10.0 yards on 27 punt returns for 271 yards and two touchdowns...2006 (Jr.): First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection...Started 12 games...Tied for the team lead with three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, to go along with seven passes defensed...Notched 62 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...2005 (So.): Started 11 games...Second-team All-Pac-10 Conference choice...Posted 50 tackles, three interceptions and five passes defensed...2004 (Fr.): Freshman All-American...All-Pac-10 Conference honorable mention...Started 11 games...Finished first on the team with four interceptions in addition to compiling 70 tackles, six passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

PERSONAL
Attended Los Alamitos (Calif.) HS...Majored in political science at Arizona.
 

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