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Anthony Pleasant
Defensive Line
College:
Tennessee State
Experience:
3

Biography

Anthony Pleasant enters his third season as Kansas City’s defensive line coach in 2012. He served an NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Chiefs in 2009, working closely with the club’s defensive ends, before being promoted to his current role in 2010.

Anthony Pleasant enters his third season as Kansas City’s defensive line coach in 2012. He served an NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Chiefs in 2009, working closely with the club’s defensive ends, before being promoted to his current role in 2010.

In his first two seasons overseeing the defensive line, the Chiefs defensive front accounted for 20.5 sacks and 64 quarterback pressures.

Pleasant owns 14 seasons of NFL playing experience as a defensive lineman, seeing duty in 202 regular season games (157 starts) with Cleveland (1990-95), Baltimore (1996), Atlanta (1997), the New York Jets (1998-99), San Francisco (2000) and New England (2001-03). He is one of just five active NFL assistant coaches to own 200 or more games of playing experience.

It was during his tenure as a player with the Jets that Pleasant began his association with current Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel, who served as the team’s defensive line coach and General Manager Scott Pioli, who was the Jets’ Director of Pro Personnel. He finished his career with 598 tackles (407 solo), 58.0 sacks (-345.5 yards), two INTs, 13 forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

The Century, Fla., native started seven career playoff games, owning Super Bowl XXXVI and XXXVIII rings from his tenure with New England. Pleasant produced 26 tackles (25 solo), a sack (-2.0 yards) and a pass defensed in the postseason. He originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (73rd overall) of Cleveland in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Pleasant was a three-year letterman at Tennessee State, recording 140 tackles (88 solo), 32.0 tackles for loss, 21.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and five passes defensed. He joined a long line of Tennessee State defensive ends to earn Pro Bowl honors in the NFL, including Richard Dent, Claude Humphrey and Ed "Too Tall" Jones. Pleasant earned All-Ohio Valley Conference accolades as a senior. He was an all-state performer as a defensive lineman at Century High School, where he also played basketball and baseball.

Education: ­Tennessee State University (B.A. 2009). Born: Century, Fla. Family: Wife - Renita; Children - Hannah Denette, A.J. and Joseph.

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    The Kansas City Chiefs practice today to get ready for their second preseason home game this saturday against the Vikings.
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    The Kansas City Chiefs practice today to get ready for their second preseason home game this saturday against the Vikings.
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    The Kansas City Chiefs practice today to get ready for their second preseason home game this saturday against the Vikings.
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    The Kansas City Chiefs practice today to get ready for their second preseason home game this saturday against the Vikings.
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    The Kansas City Chiefs practice today to get ready for their second preseason home game this saturday against the Vikings.

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