D'Anthony Batiste enters his 12th NFL season in 2021 and fourth as a Raiders strength and conditioning assistant. He brings 12 years of playing experience as an offensive lineman to the post, competing at the sport's highest levels.
Batiste continued to implement the team's strength and conditioning program while working with multiple positions groups during his third season with the Raiders. In 2020, Batiste saw RB Josh Jacobs and TE Darren Waller both earn their first Pro Bowl selections. Waller led the team in all major receiving categories, setting a new club record with 107 receptions and posting career highs in receiving yards (1,196) and touchdowns (nine), while Jacobs surpassed the 1,000-yard mark with 1,065 yards on the ground and set a career high with 12 touchdowns.
Using his experience as a former offensive lineman, Batiste has worked extensively with offensive and defensive linemen during his first two years with the Silver and Black, tailoring his training to increase their skill sets in the trenches. In 2019, Batiste's training helped T Trent Brown and C Rodney Hudson as they each earned Pro Bowl honors, while G Richie Incognito was named a Pro Bowl alternate. The Raiders offensive line also paved the way for Pro Bowl alternate Jacobs, who was the first-ever 1,000-yard rookie rusher in team history.
Batiste helped the 2019 rookie class successfully transition from college to the NFL as they combined to lead the NFL in scrimmage touchdowns (17), sacks (14.5), yards after the catch (676), rushing yards (1,167) and rushing touchdowns (seven) among their rookie peers.
In 2018, his work with the men upfront helped produced Pro Bowl alternates in Hudson and G/T Kelechi Osemele. Batiste also worked with TE Jared Cook as he earned his first Pro Bowl selection, while setting career highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (896) and touchdowns (six). Cook tied for third-most among tight ends with four 100-yard games, including a franchise-best performance among his position group in Week 1 with 180 yards.
Batiste came to the Raiders following his playing career in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos. He played in 56 games for Edmonton, helping the team capture the Grey Cup in 2015.
PERSONAL: Native of Marksville, La. …Has numerous certifications, including USAW Level 1, personal training, health and wellness, CPR and AED…Currently completing his degree at Louisiana-Lafayette…Spent eight seasons as an NFL offensive lineman, playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers…Appeared in 37 career games and made 14 starts…Made 10 starts with the Cardinals in 2012 and four starts for the Falcons in 2007…Played in 56 games from 2014-17 with the Edmonton Eskimos and was named a West Division All-Star at right tackle and the team's most outstanding offensive lineman in 2015…Originally joined the Eskimos in 2006 before the club let him out of his contract to join the Dallas Cowboys…Went undrafted in 2004…Played collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette, appearing in 39 games and earned second-team All-Sun Belt honors as a senior in 2003.