Defense Finishes Spring On Strong Note In Purple-Gold Scrimmage
Sharp Passing Effort, Physical Play Dominate Second Scrimmage
Big-Play Offense, Turnover-Producing Defense Highlight First Scrimmage
Head Football Coach Ruffin McNeill Discusses The Start Of Spring Practice
Preseason Camp Notebook No. 15
Will be counted on to provide quality depth in the secondary as a top reserve behind returning starter Damon Magazu at free safety as a sophomore ... Could also experience significant playing time as a top-tier special teams contributor ... An athletic, agile and speedy defender who has used two productive springs to earn two-deep inclusion in his first two seasons on the Pirates' active roster ... Tallied a pair of stops during the first scrimmage before topping the unit with six tackles, including one for lost yardage in the second game ... Closed out the spring with another half dozen hits during the Purple-Gold Game on April 20 ... Development in strength and conditioning program has few equals, as evidenced by a "freak" rating on coach Jeff Connors' spring testing scale ... Clocked at 4.42 in the 40, turned in jumps of 36" (vertical) and 120.5" (broad) and completed a power clean of 308 pounds ... Other lifts of significance include a 355-pound bench press, a 510-pound back squat and a 300-pound push jerk.
2012: Did not experience action on game days, but provided depth in the secondary and on several special teams units.
2011: Played on both the defensive and special teams scout squad as a true freshman during redshirt season ... Officially signed with the Pirates in February.
High School: A two-year varsity starter for NSA after transferring from Landstown High School prior to junior year ... Earned Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISSA) Division II First-Team All-State honors at defensive back following final campaign ... Named to the 2010 All-Tidewater Conference (TCIS) First Team at defensive back as voted on by coaches ... Leader of a defensive unit that allowed only 18.0 points per game during final season ... During final game of career, against Hampton Roads Academy, intercepted a pass and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown ... Guided Saints to 2009 state title as a two-way standout at safety and quarterback ... Named to the VISSA 2009 Division II First Team All-State squad as a defensive back and received an honorable mention nod at quarterback ... A First-Team All-Tidewater honoree at both positions following junior year ... That season, recorded 85 tackles, six interceptions and a trio of pass breakups ... Played first two years at Landstown as a quarterback and receiver before transferring ... While at Suffolk Academy, coached by Kevin Allen ... Invited to participate in the Maxxscout Battle at the Beach event and All-American Game in Daytona Beach, Fla., following final season ... Was timed at 4.5 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Ranked by ESPN.com as the 100th-best safety in the country.
Personal: Full name is Anthony Domonique Lennon ... Born February 9, 1993 at Norfolk, Va. ... Uncle, Skeet Jones, was a starting linebacker at Virginia in the early 1990s ... Major is criminal justice.