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Antonio Gates is a professional football player in the National Football League. Gates most recently played for the LA Chargers and is currently a free agent. Gates is a 8x Pro Bowler and 5x All-Pro.
Gates had aspirations of playing both basketball and football during his college years, but ultimately decided to pursue playing basketball at Eastern Michigan University and later transferred to Kent State University. During his senior season, Gates received Honorable Mention All-American Honors from the Associated Press.
After graduation, Gates was signed as an undrafted rookie to the (then) San Diego Chargers. During his time with the Chargers, Gates was a member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team, named one of the 50 Greatest Chargers of All-Time, a four-time Chargers Offensive Player of the Year and five-time Team Captain.