Chris Canty (defensive back)
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|Date of birth:||March 30, 1976|
|Place of birth:||Long Beach, California|
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Voorhees Township (NJ) Eastern|
|NFL Draft:||1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29|
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|Career NFL statistics as of 2000|
|Player stats at PFR|
Christopher Shawn Patrick Canty (born March 30, 1976) is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) and Arena Football League. He played college football for Kansas State University, and was a two-time All-American. A first-round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, he played professionally for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints of the NFL, and Las Vegas Gladiators and Rio Grande Valley Dorados of the arena league.
Canty attended Kansas State University, where he played for the Kansas State Wildcats football team from 1994 to 1996. He was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American as a sophomore in 1995 and junior in 1996, and won the Jack Tatum Award as a junior. He decided to forgo his final season of college eligibility and entered the NFL Draft.
The New England Patriots selected Canty with the twenty-ninth overall pick in the first round of the 1997 NFL Draft. Over four NFL seasons, he played for the Patriots as well as the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks. In 58 career games for those three NFL teams, he had four interceptions and 126 tackles.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Chris Canty. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Chris Canty. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1997 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Chris Canty. Retrieved February 3, 2012.