Players

Antoine Bethea
SS #41
Height:
5-11
Weight:
206
College:
Howard
Hometown:
Newport News, VA
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 125 817 579 238 3.5 0 48 14 0 183 -- 46
2014 SF 2 11 10 1 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013 IND 16 110 80 30 1 -- 6 2 0 48 24 46
2012 IND 16 100 75 25 2 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2011 IND 16 139 80 59 0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2010 IND 16 106 77 29 0.5 -- 5 1 0 31 31 31
2009 IND 16 95 70 25 0 -- 5 4 0 19 4.8 19
2008 IND 16 101 74 27 0 -- 4 2 0 0 -- 0
2007 IND 13 65 47 18 0 -- 8 4 0 47 11.8 30
2006 IND 14 90 66 24 0 -- 4 1 0 38 38 38

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (207th Overall).

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Has started 80 consecutive games which is the second-longest active streak by an NFL safety.
  • A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and 2009.
  • Has topped 100 tackles in each of the last five seasons.
  • Has started every contest he has participated in over the course of his career.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and finished second on the team with 123 tackles (83 solo). Added a career-high 2.0 sacks and seven passes defensed.
  • Posted 12 tackles (eight solo) while contributing with two passes defensed against Chicago (9/9).
  • Made a start at free safety against Minnesota (9/16) and tallied 13 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defensed.
  • Made a start at free safety against Tennessee (10/28) and led the secondary with 11 tackles (seven solo).
  • Started his 100th career game on a Thursday night meeting at Jacksonville (11/8). Led the team with 11 tackles (eight solo) while contributing with the first full sack of his career.
  • Added the team’s third sack of the game when he brought down Matt Schaub for a seven-yard loss at Houston (12/16).
  • Totaled 10 tackles (five solo), making a start at free safety against Houston (12/30).
  • Started at free safety in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff contest at Baltimore (1/6/13). Led the team with 10 tackles (six solo).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and ranked second on the team with a career-high 139 tackles (80 solo) while adding a career-high seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Posted eight tackles (five solo), one fumble recovery and one pass defensed against Cleveland (9/18).
  • Started at safety against Kansas City (10/9) and finished second on the team with 12 tackles (six solo).
  • Led the team with 11 stops (seven solo) and added one pass defensed at New Orleans (10/23).
  • Tallied nine tackles (four solo) at New England and topped the 100-tackle mark for the fourth consecutive season and fifth in six career campaigns.
  • Led the team in tackles and added one forced fumble and one pass defensed at Baltimore (12/11).
  • Tied for the team lead with 10 stops (eight solo) at Jacksonville (1/1), finishing the season with a career-high 139 tackles.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and totaled his fourth career and third consecutive 100-plus tackle season, leading the team with 106 (77 solo). Also contributed with half of a sack, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Had a team-leading 13 tackles and one pass defensed at Houston (9/12).
  • Totaled eight tackles at New England (11/21).
  • Posted six tackles and a half of a sack, the first of his career, against San Diego (11/28).
  • Notched a team-leading and career-high 15 tackles against Dallas (12/5).
  • Contributed with five tackles, one interception and two passes defensed against Jacksonville (12/19).
  • Started in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8) and finished with seven tackles and one forced fumble.

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and earned his second career Pro Bowl nomination.
  • Led the team with 120 tackles (75 solo), four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
  • Tied for the team lead with eight tackles at Miami (9/21) and clinched the victory with an interception on the final play of the game.
  • Led the team with eight tackles (six solo) while adding one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed at Arizona (9/27).
  • Led the team with 12 tackles (nine solo) at St. Louis (10/25).
  • Posted 11 tackles and one forced fumble against Houston (11/8).
  • Finished with eight tackles and one interception against New England (11/15).
  • Tallied 10 tackles and one interception at Houston (11/29).
  • Started three games at free safety in the postseason and totaled 12 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception.
  • Recorded three tackles, one interception and two passes defensed against Baltimore (1/16/10) in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. His interception was the fourth of his career in the postseason, which ranks as the third-most in club history.
  • Registered five tackles against the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game (1/24/10) and posted four tackles against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV (2/7/10).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games with 15 starts at free safety and one start at strong safety.
  • Recorded a team-leading 126 tackles (83 solo), two interceptions, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed.
  • Tallied 11 tackles against Chicago (9/7) and Jacksonville (9/21).
  • Posted seven tackles and one interception against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Totaled 12 stops (nine solo) against New England (11/2).
  • Registered a team-high 13 tackles (nine solo) at Pittsburgh (11/9).
  • Led the team with 11 tackles and one interception at Cleveland (11/30).
  • Notched seven tackles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed against Detroit (12/14).
  • Started at free safety at San Diego (1/3) in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game and posted five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed.

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Started 13 games at free safety and totaled 95 tackles (47 solo), three passes defensed and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.
  • Was selected to his first career Pro Bowl.
  • Was inactive for two contests at Oakland (12/16) and against Houston (12/23) and did not play for another against Tennessee (12/30).
  • Totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) and one interception against Tampa Bay (10/7).
  • Recorded six tackles, two passes defensed and one interception at Carolina (10/28).
  • Tallied a season-high 13 tackles and one interception against New England (11/4).
  • Finished with 12 tackles and one interception against Jacksonville (12/2).
  • Started at free safety in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against San Diego (1/13) and had seven tackles (four solo).

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Started 14 games at strong and free safety as a rookie and totaled 105 tackles (64 solo), one interception and two passes defensed. The Colts ranked second in pass defense having surrendered 159.3 yards per game.
  • Was inactive for two contests at Tennessee (12/3) and Cincinnati (12/18).
  • Registered 12 tackles against Jacksonville (9/24).
  • Finished with 11 stops and his first career interception at New England (11/5).
  • Tallied 11 tackles at Dallas (11/19) and 10 stops at Houston (12/24).
  • Started four games and totaled 18 tackles (17 solo), two interceptions and four passes defensed in the postseason.
  • Notched three solo tackles and one interception against Kansas City (1/6/07) in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Posted five stops and one interception in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Baltimore (1/13/07).
  • Finished with six solo tackles against New England in the AFC Championship Game (1/21/07).
  • Recorded four solo tackles in Super Bowl XLI against Chicago (2/4/07).

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a three-year starter at Howard and started 31-of-37 games while totaling 309 tackles (187 solo), seven interceptions, 3.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 18 passes defensed and one blocked kick.
  • Had two career touchdowns, including a returned fumble recovery and a returned blocked kick.
  • Was a three-time All-Mid-Eastern Conference Selection and a three-time choice of the American Urban Radio Network Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-America team.
  • Started 10 games as a senior and totaled 88 tackles (49 solo), four interceptions and six passes defensed.
  • Was a first-team All-America choice by the NFL Draft Report.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va. and was a three-year letterman in football.
  • Also lettered in basketball and earned all-area and all-conference honors as a senior.
  • Represented the Colts as the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • In 2008, hosted his first football camp in Newport News.
  • Launched his Safe Coverage Foundation in 2011.
  • Serves as the team’s spokesperson for United Way’s Team NFL initiative.
  • Hosts three free football camps for youth each offseason.
  • Donates 100 tickets each Colts season to underserved youth.
  • A native of Savannah, Ga.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:

  • Selected by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft (207th Overall).

 

PRO CAREER:

  • Has started 80 consecutive games which is the second-longest active streak by an NFL safety.
  • A two-time Pro Bowl selection in 2007 and 2009.
  • Has topped 100 tackles in each of the last five seasons.
  • Has started every contest he has participated in over the course of his career.

 

2012 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and finished second on the team with 123 tackles (83 solo). Added a career-high 2.0 sacks and seven passes defensed.
  • Posted 12 tackles (eight solo) while contributing with two passes defensed against Chicago (9/9).
  • Made a start at free safety against Minnesota (9/16) and tallied 13 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defensed.
  • Made a start at free safety against Tennessee (10/28) and led the secondary with 11 tackles (seven solo).
  • Started his 100th career game on a Thursday night meeting at Jacksonville (11/8). Led the team with 11 tackles (eight solo) while contributing with the first full sack of his career.
  • Added the team’s third sack of the game when he brought down Matt Schaub for a seven-yard loss at Houston (12/16).
  • Totaled 10 tackles (five solo), making a start at free safety against Houston (12/30).
  • Started at free safety in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff contest at Baltimore (1/6/13). Led the team with 10 tackles (six solo).

 

2011 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and ranked second on the team with a career-high 139 tackles (80 solo) while adding a career-high seven passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • Posted eight tackles (five solo), one fumble recovery and one pass defensed against Cleveland (9/18).
  • Started at safety against Kansas City (10/9) and finished second on the team with 12 tackles (six solo).
  • Led the team with 11 stops (seven solo) and added one pass defensed at New Orleans (10/23).
  • Tallied nine tackles (four solo) at New England and topped the 100-tackle mark for the fourth consecutive season and fifth in six career campaigns.
  • Led the team in tackles and added one forced fumble and one pass defensed at Baltimore (12/11).
  • Tied for the team lead with 10 stops (eight solo) at Jacksonville (1/1), finishing the season with a career-high 139 tackles.

 

2010 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and totaled his fourth career and third consecutive 100-plus tackle season, leading the team with 106 (77 solo). Also contributed with half of a sack, one interception, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.
  • Had a team-leading 13 tackles and one pass defensed at Houston (9/12).
  • Totaled eight tackles at New England (11/21).
  • Posted six tackles and a half of a sack, the first of his career, against San Diego (11/28).
  • Notched a team-leading and career-high 15 tackles against Dallas (12/5).
  • Contributed with five tackles, one interception and two passes defensed against Jacksonville (12/19).
  • Started in the team’s AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the New York Jets (1/8) and finished with seven tackles and one forced fumble.

 

2009 (COLTS):

  • Started all 16 games at free safety and earned his second career Pro Bowl nomination.
  • Led the team with 120 tackles (75 solo), four interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and four passes defensed.
  • Tied for the team lead with eight tackles at Miami (9/21) and clinched the victory with an interception on the final play of the game.
  • Led the team with eight tackles (six solo) while adding one interception, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed at Arizona (9/27).
  • Led the team with 12 tackles (nine solo) at St. Louis (10/25).
  • Posted 11 tackles and one forced fumble against Houston (11/8).
  • Finished with eight tackles and one interception against New England (11/15).
  • Tallied 10 tackles and one interception at Houston (11/29).
  • Started three games at free safety in the postseason and totaled 12 tackles, two passes defensed and one interception.
  • Recorded three tackles, one interception and two passes defensed against Baltimore (1/16/10) in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. His interception was the fourth of his career in the postseason, which ranks as the third-most in club history.
  • Registered five tackles against the New York Jets in the AFC Championship Game (1/24/10) and posted four tackles against New Orleans in Super Bowl XLIV (2/7/10).

 

2008 (COLTS):

  • Appeared in 16 games with 15 starts at free safety and one start at strong safety.
  • Recorded a team-leading 126 tackles (83 solo), two interceptions, one fumble recovery and three passes defensed.
  • Tallied 11 tackles against Chicago (9/7) and Jacksonville (9/21).
  • Posted seven tackles and one interception against Baltimore (10/12).
  • Totaled 12 stops (nine solo) against New England (11/2).
  • Registered a team-high 13 tackles (nine solo) at Pittsburgh (11/9).
  • Led the team with 11 tackles and one interception at Cleveland (11/30).
  • Notched seven tackles, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed against Detroit (12/14).
  • Started at free safety at San Diego (1/3) in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game and posted five tackles, one interception and one pass defensed.

 

2007 (COLTS):

  • Started 13 games at free safety and totaled 95 tackles (47 solo), three passes defensed and tied for the team lead with four interceptions.
  • Was selected to his first career Pro Bowl.
  • Was inactive for two contests at Oakland (12/16) and against Houston (12/23) and did not play for another against Tennessee (12/30).
  • Totaled 12 tackles (eight solo) and one interception against Tampa Bay (10/7).
  • Recorded six tackles, two passes defensed and one interception at Carolina (10/28).
  • Tallied a season-high 13 tackles and one interception against New England (11/4).
  • Finished with 12 tackles and one interception against Jacksonville (12/2).
  • Started at free safety in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against San Diego (1/13) and had seven tackles (four solo).

 

2006 (COLTS):

  • Started 14 games at strong and free safety as a rookie and totaled 105 tackles (64 solo), one interception and two passes defensed. The Colts ranked second in pass defense having surrendered 159.3 yards per game.
  • Was inactive for two contests at Tennessee (12/3) and Cincinnati (12/18).
  • Registered 12 tackles against Jacksonville (9/24).
  • Finished with 11 stops and his first career interception at New England (11/5).
  • Tallied 11 tackles at Dallas (11/19) and 10 stops at Houston (12/24).
  • Started four games and totaled 18 tackles (17 solo), two interceptions and four passes defensed in the postseason.
  • Notched three solo tackles and one interception against Kansas City (1/6/07) in the AFC Wild Card Playoff game.
  • Posted five stops and one interception in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Baltimore (1/13/07).
  • Finished with six solo tackles against New England in the AFC Championship Game (1/21/07).
  • Recorded four solo tackles in Super Bowl XLI against Chicago (2/4/07).

 

COLLEGE:

  • Was a three-year starter at Howard and started 31-of-37 games while totaling 309 tackles (187 solo), seven interceptions, 3.0 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 18 passes defensed and one blocked kick.
  • Had two career touchdowns, including a returned fumble recovery and a returned blocked kick.
  • Was a three-time All-Mid-Eastern Conference Selection and a three-time choice of the American Urban Radio Network Sheridan Broadcasting Network Black College All-America team.
  • Started 10 games as a senior and totaled 88 tackles (49 solo), four interceptions and six passes defensed.
  • Was a first-team All-America choice by the NFL Draft Report.

 

PERSONAL:

  • Attended Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va. and was a three-year letterman in football.
  • Also lettered in basketball and earned all-area and all-conference honors as a senior.
  • Represented the Colts as the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award.
  • In 2008, hosted his first football camp in Newport News.
  • Launched his Safe Coverage Foundation in 2011.
  • Serves as the team’s spokesperson for United Way’s Team NFL initiative.
  • Hosts three free football camps for youth each offseason.
  • Donates 100 tickets each Colts season to underserved youth.
  • A native of Savannah, Ga.
 

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