D’Anthony Batiste enters his 10th NFL season in 2019 and second 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.
Using his experience as a former offensive lineman, Batiste worked extensively with offensive and defensive lineman during his first year with the Silver and Black, tailoring his training to increase their skill sets in the trenches. His work with the men upfront helped produce Pro Bowl alternates in C Rodney Hudson and G/T Kelechi Osemele in 2018.
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 this past season 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, Owen’s Recovery Science BFR, 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 over the last four seasons 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.