Antonio Cromartie
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"Antonio Cromartie" is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Florida State Seminoles football/Florida State University (FSU). He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers 19th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Cromartie is credited with the longest play in NFL history, returning a missed Ryan Longwell Field goal (football)/field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on November 4, 2007.

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I think this is a big draft for Florida State.

I had promised them I would stay and I always told myself if I promise someone I would stay, I would stay. But it was a family decision and they understand. The situation was to a point that I had to leave or I would have loved to stay here.

I'm not worried about [just starting one game]. My family needs my help, and I'm doing what is right for me.

My knee feels great and I have been working extremely hard to get myself ready to play again. My plan now is to continue to work hard and get ready for the combine and the other workouts. I feel like I am ready to play at the next level.

They did a tremendous job. They have me ahead of schedule.

I consider it more of a challenge than a risk. My knee is getting better. I will be ready for the NFL Combine [in March] and team workouts. The people at FSU have been great to me.

My family is not doing too good. That's the major reason I was leaving. I talked to coach Bowden during practices and he was real supportive. That meant a lot to me. All the coaches, even though I didn't play (this past season), were very supportive.

I felt like it was the best decision for me. Still, to this day, my mind hasn't changed.

I want to be able to help my family out. I've talked to my family and the coaches and I feel like this is the best decision.