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Tony Conner

Tony  Conner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Batesville, Miss.

High School:
South Panola

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 213

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

05/08/2017

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12/20/2016

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Women’s Soccer Posts Highest Team GPA with a 3.63

12/20/2016

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09/12/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

Ole Miss Head Football Coach Recaps Wofford Game, Looks Ahead to No. 1 Alabama Saturday

08/29/2016

Hugh Freeze Weekly Press Conference

Ole Miss Head Football Coach Discusses Next Monday's Matchup with No. 4 Florida State

CAREER: Started 42 of 43 games in his Ole Miss career.

2016: Started every game of the season, including 11 at Huskie (hybrid safety position similar to a nickelback) and one at outside linebacker ... Tied for second on team with five passes defended ... Finished with 41 tackles, 3.5 TFLs and 0.5 sack ... Earned fourth letter ... vs. #4 Florida State (9/5/16): Posted two stops (one solo) with 0.5 TFL ... vs. Wofford (9/10/16): Made two tackles (one solo) ... vs. #1 Alabama (9/17/16): Posted five stops (three solo) with 0.5 TFL ... vs. Memphis (10/1/16): Made five tackles (three solo) with 0.5 sack and a PBU ... at #22 Arkansas (10/15/16): Assisted on a tackle and broke up a pass ... at #23 LSU (10/22/16): Tallied five tackles (one solo) and broke up two passes ... vs. #15 Auburn (10/29/16): Made five tackles (three solo) with a TFL ... vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/16): Made four tackles (three solo) with a TFL ... at #8 Texas A&M (11/12/16): Made three tackles ... at Vanderbilt (11/19/16): Made four tackles (three solo) and broke up a pass ... vs. Mississippi State (11/26/16): Made first career start at OLB, posting five tackles (one solo) ... Preseason All-America fourth team (Athlon) ... Preseason All-SEC second team (Coaches, Media, Athlon, Birmingham News, Lindy’s, Phil Steele) ... On watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Senior Bowl ... Tabbed the No. 5 safety in the nation by Lindy’s and the No. 2 senior strong safety NFL prospect by NFLDraftScout.com ... Missed spring drills while rehabbing his injured knee, but returned for fall camp.

2015: Played in and started five games at Huskie (hybrid safety position similar to a strong safety) ... Had started 28 straight games at Huskie before missing six games due to a meniscus tear in his knee and then returning vs. Arkansas (11/7) ... Also missed the bowl game ... Finished with 17 tackles, including 4.0 TFLs ... Earned third letter ... vs. UT Martin (9/5/15): Made two tackles ... vs. Fresno State (9/12/15): Posted two stops (one solo) with 0.5 TFL ... at #2 Alabama (9/19/15): Made six tackles (three solo), including a TFL, before suffering a meniscus tear in his right knee ... vs. Arkansas (11/7/15): Started at Huskie in his return from injury and made four tackles (two solo) with 0.5 TFL ... vs. #15 LSU (11/21/15): Tallied three tackles (two solo) with 2.0 TFLs in start ... 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, ESPN, CBS Sports, Birmingham News, CSM, CFB Matrix), second team (League Media, Coaches, Lindy’s, Phil Steele) ... On 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. 7 DB in the nation by Sporting News and top safety in the SEC by Birmingham News.

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 ... Majoring in general studies.

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