Tony Conner

Tony  Conner


Batesville, Miss.

High School:
South Panola

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 215




2015 Ole Miss Football Preseason Honors

Ubiquitous Rebel Presence in Preseason Magazine, Website Lists


Six Rebels Make Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Teams

Engram, Nkemdiche, Treadwell, Tunsil Tabbed First Team


Six Rebels Named Preseason All-SEC by Media

Engram, Nkemdiche, Treadwell, Tunsil Make First Team


Tony Conner Makes Jim Thorpe Award Watch List

Award Goes to Nation’s Best Defensive Back


Rebels Make Outland, Nagurski Trophy Watch Lists

Nkemdiche and Tunsil on Outland List; Conner and Nkemdiche on Nagurski

Preseason All-America first team (Athlon), second team (The Kickoff, CFB Matrix), third team (College Sports Madness) ... Preseason All-SEC first team (Athlon, Sporting News, Birmingham News, College Sports Madness, CFB Matrix), second team (League Media, Coaches, Lindy’s, Phil Steele) ... On preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Jim Thorpe Award ... Tabbed college football’s No. 2 most physical player by NFL.com ... Tabbed the No. 63 overall player in the nation by ESPN.com... Tabbed the No. 7 DB in the nation by Sporting News... Tabbed the No. 1 safety in the SEC by Birmingham News... Tabbed the No. 18 overall player in the SEC by ESPN.com.

2014: All-SEC second team (AP), third team (Phil Steele, College Sports Madness) ... Started every game at the Huskie safety position ... Tied for team lead and topped all SEC defensive backs with 9.0 TFLs ... Second on team with 69 tackles ... Also had a sack, an interception and two PBUs ... Helped Ole Miss lead the nation in scoring defense (16.0 ppg) and rank top 20 in total defense and passing defense ... Helped Ole Miss lead the SEC in tackles for loss (7.6/game) ... Midseason All-SEC second team (Phil Steele) ... Earned second letter ... vs. Boise State (8/28/14): Made six tackles (three solo) with a TFL and his second career interception ... at Vanderbilt (9/6/14): Made one tackle ... vs. UL-Lafayette (9/13/14): Made one tackle ... vs. Memphis (9/27/14): Posted seven stops (four solo) with 2.0 TFLs and a QB hurry ... vs. #1 Alabama (10/4/14): Led the Rebels with 10 tackles, while posting 0.5 TFL and a QB hurry ... at #14 Texas A&M (10/11/14): Second straight game with a career high in tackles (11) and had a TFL and a pass breakup ... vs. Tennessee (10/18/14): Posted six tackles (four solo) ... at #23 LSU (10/25/14): Made five tackles (two solo) and had a TFL ... vs. #3 Auburn (11/1/14): Made four stops, including 0.5 TFL ... vs. Presbyterian (11/8/14): Made three solo tackles ... at Arkansas (11/22/14): Collected three tackles (one solo) ... vs. #4 Mississippi State (11/29/14): Had seven tackles, career-high 3.0 TFLs, a sack, a PBU and a QB hurry and was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week ... Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs. #6 TCU (12/31/14): Tallied five tackles (three solo) ... Preseason All-SEC second team (League Media, Coaches, Phil Steele, Lindy’s, Athlon) ... Rated the SEC’s third-best safety by ESPN.com.

2013: Freshman All-America first team (Sporting News, 247Sports) and second team (Athlon) ... Freshman All-America honorable mention (College Football News) ... SEC All-Freshman selection (league coaches) ... Played in every game with 12 starts at Huskie ... Third on the team with 66 tackles, while adding 5.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack, one interception and seven passes defended ... Second among SEC freshmen in tackles ... Second on the team with seven passes defended ... Earned first letter ... at Vanderbilt (8/29/13): In his Rebel debut, posted three solo stops and snagged an interception on his first career defensive play ... Also broke up a pass ... vs. Southeast Missouri (9/7/13): Earned his first career start and posted four stops (two solo) ... at Texas (9/14/13): Posted seven tackles (five solo) and a QB hurry in start ... at #1 Alabama (9/28/13): Posted seven tackles (four solo) with a TFL and a QB hurry in start ... at Auburn (10/5/13): Posted five stops (one solo) in start ... vs. #9 Texas A&M (10/12/13): Made four tackles (three solo) with his first career sack and a pass breakup, in start ... vs. #6 LSU (10/19/13): Made seven tackles (five solo) and broke up two passes in start ... vs. Idaho (10/26/13): Made three tackles in start ... vs. Arkansas (11/9/13): Posted four stops (three solo) in start ... vs. Troy (11/16/13): Registered five tackles (two solo) with a TFL in start ... vs. #8 Missouri (11/23/13): Posted six stops (three solo) in start ... at Mississippi State (11/28/13): Made four tackles (three solo) with a TFL, a pass breakup and two QB hurries in start ... Music City Bowl vs. Georgia Tech (12/30/13): Tied his season high with seven tackles, including a TFL, and broke up a pass in start ... Member of the 2013 signing class ... Projected as a Freshman All-America third team pick by Athlon.

HIGH SCHOOL: An Under Armour and SuperPrep All-America selection ... Rated a 5-star prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports.com ... Listed as the No. 2 safety in the nation by Tom Lemming, 247Sports.com and ESPN.com ... Rated the top prospect in Mississippi by Scout.com and ESPN.com ... Rated the No. 24 overall recruit in the nation by MaxPreps and ESPN.com, No. 25 by 247Sports.com and No. 31 by Scout.com ... Listed No. 2 on The Clarion-Ledger’s 10 Most Wanted and a member of the publication’s Dandy Dozen ... Helped South Panola to three Class 6A state championships in his four years as a starter ... Named Mississippi’s Mr. Football and first team All-State by The Clarion-Ledger as a senior ... Named Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year by the Mississippi Association of Coaches ... Recorded 74 tackles with three interceptions and 19 passes defended to lead the Tigers to a state title as a senior ... Had seven tackles, two TFLs and a pass breakup in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game ... Three-time Mississippi Association of Coaches All-State honoree, including as a running back his junior season when he rushed for 1,472 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Posted 23 tackles and two interceptions as a junior ... Named to The Clarion-Ledger’s All-Time Dandy Dozen team in August 2013 ... Coached in high school by Lance Pogue.

PERSONAL: Son of David and Mary Conner ... Full name is Antonio DeShun Conner ... Born: Sept. 10, 1993 ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.


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