Two Time Super Bowl Champ Anthony Pleasant To Attend Park Dedication

July 13, 2011

Two-time Super Bowl champion Anthony Pleasant will be in Century Saturday night as the town dedicates the sports facility that bears his name.

The Anthony Pleasant Sports Complex will be dedicated at 6 p.m.  The celebration will include free hot dogs and soft drinks.

The 22 -acre park was named after Century native  Pleasant (pictured), a former pro football player selected in the third round of the 1990 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.  During his 14 year NFL career, Pleasant played for the Browns, the Baltimore Ravens, the Atlanta Falcons, the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots. He played a total of 202 NFL games and racked up 58 sacks and two interceptions.

The 1986 Century High School graduate earned two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots.

Pleasant is currently the defensive line coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Anthony Pleasant Park is located off Highway 4 just east of North Century Boulevard; turn right after crossing the railroad tracks.

Pictured top: The Anthony Pleasant Sports Complex is to the right of the wooded area in this aerial photos. Showalter Park (with the softball/baseball fields) is to the left. Courtesy Google. Pictured inset: Anthony Pleasant, courtesy Kansas City Chiefs.


14 Responses to “Two Time Super Bowl Champ Anthony Pleasant To Attend Park Dedication”

  1. Tammy Gibson on February 24th, 2022 1:17 pm

    Congrats Anthony !!!

  2. Candida Johnson on September 1st, 2016 10:14 pm

    Hey Anthony. I was reading up on all your accomplishments. I’m so proud of you and I’m sure your family is too. I really hope u remember me from back in 87, when I went to Century Florida with my grandmother, Sadie, and my mother, Frances, both are deceased now, God rest their souls. It was nice writing to you and I hope it would be ok for you to respond. God bless. Candida.

  3. Milton V. Pleasant on February 3rd, 2013 3:43 pm

    Way to go cousin! I watched your career right from the beginning. you have been a great asset to the NFL. But, it is an even greater thing about there park named after you. continue to do the work that God chose you to do. you will always continue to prosper as long as you do. we all love you in Springfield Massachusetts.

  4. Blackcat Graduate on July 15th, 2011 3:41 am

    I’ve never met Anthony but have heard lots of nice things about him from his high school days. What a great role model for kids in this area. And by this area I mean Escambia County Florida and Escambia County Alabama.

  5. Nice Jester on July 14th, 2011 5:04 pm

    Very cool of him…

    I just hope the patrons of this park appreciate its value and take pride in its care.


  6. NotSure?? on July 13th, 2011 4:43 pm

    Thanks William. I knew that area looked familiar and I didn’t realize they were so close.

  7. Classmate on July 13th, 2011 3:47 pm

    Congratulations, Anthony. Who ever would have thought when we were sitting in Coach Simpson’s geography class that you would end up here? I’m so proud of you. See, all that studying DID pay off. LOL

  8. Michele on July 13th, 2011 11:57 am

    Congratulations Anthony! Very proud of your accomplishments.

  9. William on July 13th, 2011 10:02 am

    >>I’m not sure but wasn’t this Showalter Park or is this another facility?

    It’s different. If you look at the aerial photo at the top, Showalter Park is on the left with the baseball/softball fields. It’s accessed of Hecker Road. Adjacent to it, on the right of the aerial photo, is the Anthony Pleasant Park with the football field. It’s accessed off Highway 4. You can walk between the two parks directly.

  10. NotSure?? on July 13th, 2011 9:58 am

    I’m not sure but wasn’t this Showalter Park or is this another facility?

  11. Mrs. Spence on July 13th, 2011 7:06 am

    Thanks Anthony! So proud of our hometown young men. You make us all proud to know you.

  12. Nathan & Mary Findley on July 13th, 2011 6:55 am

    Although I never really knew Anthony, I knew his mother, aunts, uncle’s and his grandmother Mrs. Lula she used to work for us,and rocked me and my siblings many day’s , So proud of him !!!!!!

  13. personofinterest on July 13th, 2011 5:15 am

    Good job Anthony, it’s great to know my dad got to coach you in mites, midgets, and Jr football and watched the games at Century High, great years….Keep up the good work for the community. Town of Century need allot more people like you…

  14. =-) on July 13th, 2011 1:32 am