David Barrett (American football)

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David Barrett
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-12-22) December 22, 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth: Waterloo, Iowa
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102
Debuted in 2000 for the Arizona Cardinals
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

David Barrett (born December 22, 1977 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Barrett has also played for the New York Jets.

College career[edit]

Barrett played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. During his college career he had a total of 176 tackles, 7 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 5 sacks.[1] He majored in architecture.

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Barrett was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played for them until 2003.

New York Jets[edit]

In 2004, David Barrett signed with the New York Jets and became the team's starting cornerback. In 2005 he had five interceptions. However by 2007 he had lost his starting job to Hank Poteat.

On February 10, 2009, Barrett was released by the Jets.


In 1979, his mother, Willie Ann Rucker, disappeared and has never been found.[2] Barrett appeared in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2006, with teammate Adrian Jones, to help build a new home for the Llanes family. His wife Sheila works as a curator for the Jefferson Davis museum in Waterloo.