Tony Annese
Tony  Annese


Hartland, Mich.

High School:
Rochester Adams

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 215


Sport Management


Five Earn First Team All-MAC Honors


Six Chippewas on All-MAC Mid-Season Squad


CMU's Annese Earns MAC Weekly Honor

Safety made two interceptions in Chippewas' season-opening victory over Chattanooga


Competition Stiff in Deep, Experienced Chippewa Secondary


Tulsa 55, Central Michigan 10

The Chippewas fall to Tulsa in the Miami Beach Bowl, on December 19, 2016.


2015 Quick Lane Bowl: Central Michigan vs. Minnesota

Dec. 28, 2015


Central Michigan @ Kansas

USATSI Gallery, Football -- 9/20/14

2015: [Game-by-Game] Started in all 13 games … led team with two interceptions … ranks second on the team in total tackles (84) and solo tackles (58) … was third on the squad with five pass breakups … recorded an interception vs. Monmouth (9/26) … recorded an interception vs. Akron (10/31) … had a season-high 11 tackles, all solo, in the Quick Lane Bowl against Minnesota (12/28) … made nine stops against Michigan State (9/26), Western Michigan (10/10) and Akron (10/31) … made eight tackles including a season-high seven unassisted vs. Toledo (11/10) … credited with two pass breakups vs. Buffalo (10/17) and Kent State (11/18) … made six tackles vs. Monmouth (9/12), vs. Northern Illinois (10/3), vs. Ball State (10/24), vs. Kent State (11/18) … made 1 ½ tackles-for-a-loss vs. Ball State (10/24) … made one tackle-for-a-loss vs. Akron (10/31).

[Game-by-Game] Started in all 13 games ... earned Third Team All-MAC honors ... ranked second on the team in total tackles with 74 including 49 solos ... led CMU in broken up passes with ten ... tied for the team lead in interceptions with 3, which ranked eighth in the MAC ... tallied two fumble recoveries for 27 yards ... ranked 10th in the conference in passes defended per game (1.08) ... made two interceptions against Chattanooga (8/28) ... named MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Chattanooga, becoming the first Chippewa player since Jahleel Addae in 2011 to make two interceptions in a game. ... recorded a season-high of nine tackles with eight solo stops versus Syracuse (9/13) ... made eight tackles against Ball State (10/18) ... recovered a fumble at Eastern Michigan (11/1) ... tallied nine tackles and returned a fumble for 27 yards against Western Kentucky in the Bahamas Bowl (12/24).

2013: [Game-by-Game] Honored as CMU's Defensive Rookie of the Year ... played in all 12 games, starting the final three of the season ... totaled 29 tackles, including 17 solos ... had one solo stop in each of the first four games of the season .... recorded five tackles at Ball State (11/6) ... in first career start, made a season high seven tackles and returned his first career interception 34 yards for a touchdown in road win over Western Michigan (11/16), earning MAC West Defensive Player of the Week recognition ... repeated the same feat the following week in home win over UMass (11/23), taking a pick back 34 yards for a score ... had six tackles in final regular season game against Eastern Michigan (11/29).

2012: Redshirted.

High School: Two-way player who lined up at safety and quarterback in high school ... ranked No. 33 on Detroit Free Press Fab 50 ... No. 34 on Detroit News Blue Chip list ... selected to play in 2012 MHSFCA East-West All-Star game ... Associated Press Division 1/2 all-state first team honoree ... named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team ... credited with 67 tackles and five interceptions as a senior ... set school records with 1,600 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns as a senior ... helped lead Adams to a 7-4 record and its 15th consecutive state playoff appearance in 2011 ... also lettered once each in basketball and baseball ... all-county selection in baseball ... batted .370 and was a perfect 32-for-32 in stolen base attempts ... nephew of former CMU defensive back Steve Annese, a three-year letterman from 1977-79.

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