Playing bigAt 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, Karl Anthony is...


June 14, 1994|By Ken Murray

Playing big

At 5 feet 9 and 175 pounds, Karl Anthony is considered too small to play cornerback in the NFL. Call it the CFL Colts' gain.

Signed as a free agent from the Calgary Stampeders, Anthony picked off three passes in his first two days of team drills since reporting with the veterans. He credits the quick start to his off-season work ethic.

"I took off the month of December and worked from January to camp," said Anthony, a four-year CFL veteran. "That has a lot to do with it."

He was a CFL All-Star last season with six interceptions and 69 tackles in 18 games. Still, when he checked into his NFL options in the off-season, he found no takers -- to the Colts' relief.


The dropped pass was a prominent part of the Colts' passing game yesterday. There were five drops in the team's no-huddle period when Tracy Ham, John Congemi and Mike Pawlawski took turns running the offense.

Completing four of five passes, Ham was the only quarterback not affected. Congemi completed three of seven with two drops, one touchdown and one interception. Pawlawski suffered the most with three dropped passes. He went 2-for-7 with one interception.

Heading north

The Colts will vacate their Towson State practice field for the Special Olympics this weekend. They're planning a 2 p.m. Saturday workout at Small's Athletic Field in York, Pa.


Mike Pawlawski

Ht: 6-2

Wt: 204

College: California

Year: Rookie

Outlook: After missing time early in camp with an injury, Pawlawski has made a relatively quick adjustment to the CFL style of offense. He has a good arm, a sharp competitive edge and the inside track for the third QB job.

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