Anthony Hitchens   #53 ILB

Height: 6-0   Weight: 235   Age: 26

Born: 6/10/1992 Lorain , OH

College: Iowa

Experience: 5th season

High School: Clearview HS [Lorain, OH]









Draft 2014

Pick No.119

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 4

Pick (Overall): 19 (119)

Pick Analysis: Florida native who took initiative to move out of his biological parents' house and live with a friend's family in order to attend a better, safer school and remain focused on his football career. High school running back, linebacker and kick returner who had 3,864 career rushing yards and 52 touchdowns -- earned four varsity letters in addition to playing basketball and running track. Bounced between safety, linebacker and running back as a true freshman in 2010, recording nine tackles, zero for loss and zero sacks in 10 games played. Appeared in eight games in '11, tallying 25-0-0. Missed five games because of a knee sprain. Started all 11 games at Will linebacker in '12 and notched 124-5.5-1. Was benched during the Purdue contest after multiple blown assignments, and did not play against Michigan (illness). Was the Hawkeyes' leading tackler and Defensive MVP in '13 -- started all 13 games at Will and registered 112-13.5-2 with two pass breakups, an interception and two forced fumbles.


Video Playlist

  1. 2014 Combine workout: Anthony Hitchens

    Published: March 13, 2014 at 07:52 p.m.

    Watch Iowa LB Anthony Hitchens work out at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

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