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Tony Annese
Tony Annese


Hartland, Mich.

High School:
Rochester Adams

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 205


Sport Management


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

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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