Player Profile … DT Anthony Toribio

As the lockout continues, we are trying to provide a very personal look at some of the unknown players on the roster that might be able to step up and provide some help on the field during the 2011 season. Last week we featured WR Verran Tucker. This week it’s DT Anthony Toribio.

Like his teammates with the Chiefs, DT Anthony Toribio is out there working hard and trying to be ready to go when the 2011 does get started. San Diego Union-Tribune columnist Nick Canepa found a bunch of NFL players working out the other day in Carlsbad, California, at Velocity Sports Performance. One of those players was Toribio.

Wrote Canepa:

“Toribio, all 6-1, 305 pounds of him, is the character in the group. He isn’t from this area, having performed for Carson-Newman in Tennessee. But he’s from Miami, and he likes the sun and loves to skateboard. And treats. On Fridays, he breaks fast and makes a run to the acclaimed Leucadia Donut Shoppe for apple fritters.

“The lockout sucks, but I’ve come out to get in quality work,” he says. “Fridays are great, my cheating days, when I go for donuts and do some skateboarding.

“This is about being a pro. This is going to be a test to show coaches who’s been working out. I look at it as being a professional. You can’t just jump into training camp; it’d be like running without warming up.”

Here’s more on Toribio. 


Anthony Terrell Toribio (pronounced tuh-rib-EE-oh).

Born – March 1, 1985, in Miami, Florida.

Family – Parents are still in Miami area. His father was born in the Dominican Republic and his mother is of Cuban ancestory.



May 5 – After not being selected in the 2008 NFL Draft, Toribio was signed as a college free agent

August 30 – Released by the Dolphins on the final pre-season cutdown to a 53-man roster.

September 2 – Signed to the practice squad by Miami.

November 11 – Released from the practice squad by the Dolphins.

November 13 – Signed to the practice squad by Green Bay.

December 18 – Signed to the Packers active roster.


September 9 – Released by Green Bay in final pre-season roster cut to 53 players.

September 10 – Signed to the practice squad by Green Bay.

December 30 – Signed to the Packers active roster.


September 4 – Released by Green Bay in final pre-season roster cut to 53 players.

September 5 – Claimed on waivers by the Chiefs.


Height – 6-feet, 1¼ inches.

Weight – 304 pounds.


Toribio was part of the graduating class of 2008 at Carson-Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

After sitting out his freshman year with a redshirt season, Toribio played four years for the Eagles and head coach Ken Sparks. In 34 games, he produced 62 total tackles, 21.5 TFL, 10 sacks, 6 passes broken up (PBU), 3 quarterback hurries (QBH) and 1 blocked kick.

In his time playing for the Eagles, they won a pair of conference championships and finished with a 35-9 record.

2007 – Helping Carson-Newman to a SAC championship, Toribio played in all 11 games and earned second-team all-conference defense honors. He had 28 total tackles, 12 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 QBH and 2 PBUs. In winning the conference title the Eagles went 10-1 on the season.

(Pictured left – Toribio with the Packers, pushing Rudy Niswanger out of the way and making a tackle.)

2006 – Toribio was named to the second-team all-conference defense, playing in 9 games and picking up 12 tackles, with 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks and 1 PBU. The Eagles were 8-3 on the season.

2005 – Playing in 9 games he was named second-team all-conference defense, Toribio finished the season with 16 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and 2 QB hurries. Carson Newman finished 8-2 on the season.

2004 – He played in five games during his first season with the Eagles, contributing six tackles, 1 PBU and 1 blocked kick. That year Carson-Newman went 9-3 and 1-1 in the Division 1-AA playoffs, beating Fayetteville State 35-14, before losing to Valdosta State 38-12.

2003 – Redshirt season.


Toribio is a member of the 2003 graduating class at Miami Central Senior High School, part of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools System. He played three seasons of varsity football for head coach Anthony Saunders and the Rockets program. This was a school that produced NFL players like OT Bruce Armstrong, RB Willis MacGahee and RB Najeh Davenport.

He also participated in track and field at Miami Central.


2002 – Toribio was a starter on a Rockets team that went 5-5 on the season and lost in the Florida 6A regional quarterfinals to Plantation High 28-23.

2001 – He was a part-time starter for a MCHA team that went 10-3 on the season and picked up two victories in the Florida 6A playoffs against Hialeah and (Sunrise) Piper, before losing to (Ft. Lauderdale) Dillard 26-25.

2000 – The Rockets went 8-4 and Toribio saw limited playing time as a sophomore. They beat Miami Palmetto 26-25 in the Florida 6A playoffs, but then fell to Miami Jackson 30-15.

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