Ashton Youboty

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Ashton Youboty
No. 26, 24, 38, 31
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-07-07) July 7, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth: Monrovia, Liberia
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 3 / Pick: 70
Debuted in 2006 for the Buffalo Bills
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 85
Sacks 2.0
INT 2
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at NFL.com

Ashton Youboty (born July 7, 1984, in Monrovia, Liberia) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State University. He has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

His family settled in Philadelphia, where he attended Girard College, a college prep boarding school for single parent kids and low income families. Unfortunately, Girard did not have a football team due to lack of insurance. However, they later relocated to Texas when he was in middle school. Ashton lived in Houston, Texas, near the Klein community. There he played cornerback and punt returner at Klein High School.

College career[edit]

He passed up his senior year of eligibility to enter the 2006 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

Youboty was drafted in the third round (70th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.[2] He has played with the Bills for four seasons from 2006 to 2011. His best season in the NFL was 2007 when he appeared in ten games for the Bills and was credited with 23 tackles (22 solo), a sack and an interception.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On August 15, 2011, Youboty signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was released on August 29.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Youboty on November 15, 2011. In Youboty's first game, he recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown against the Houston Texans on November 27, 2011. Youboty was placed on Injured Reserve on December 26, 2011 after injuring his ACL. Youboty was released on August 25, 2012.

Personal[edit]

The oldest of four children, he has one sister and two brothers. His mother died in August 2006. Youboty has been known as "the baddest nigga alive" according to players around the NFL.[4] He is the older brother of Denver Broncos player John Youboty.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ohio State CB Ashton Youboty to pass up senior year". Associated Press. 2006-01-09. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Ashton Youboty". Pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Ashton YOUBOTY". Buffalo Bills. Archived from the original on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  4. ^ Bob DiCesare (2006-09-07). "Youboty carries mom's spirit inside". The Buffalo News. 
  5. ^ "John Youboty brother of former NFL standout Ashton Youboty trying to make a name for himself in Denver". Yardbarker.com.