Domonique Foxworth

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Domonique Foxworth
Domonique Foxworth.jpg
Foxworth during Ravens training camp 2009
No. 22, 24
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-03-27) March 27, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Oxford, England
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school: Western Tech (MD)
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Debuted in 2005 for the Denver Broncos
Last played in 2011 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 266
Passes deflected 51
Interceptions 8
Stats at NFL.com

Domonique Foxworth (born March 27, 1983) is an English-born former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League (NFL). Foxworth played college football for the University of Maryland. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and also played for the Atlanta Falcons and Baltimore Ravens.

Early life[edit]

Foxworth was born in Oxford, England, but his family relocated to Maryland when Foxworth was kindergarten-aged.[1] Foxworth attended to Western Tech high school, where he was named the Baltimore Sun's first-team All-Metro and All-Baltimore County.[1]

College football career[edit]

After graduating from high school early, in the fall of 2000, Foxworth enrolled at the University of Maryland and signed with the Terrapins in early 2001.[1][2] While playing for the Terrapins, Foxworth started every game between 2001 and September 2004,[3] and received All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) honors twice.[1]

Professional career[edit]

National Football League[edit]

Foxworth with Atlanta in November 2008.

Foxworth began his career in the NFL after being drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round, with the 97th overall pick of the 2005 NFL Draft.[4] The Broncos traded Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons in September 2008 for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.[5] In 2009, the Baltimore Ravens signed Foxworth to a four-year, $28 million contract.[6]

On the first day of training camp for the 2010 season, Foxworth tore his ACL,[7] causing him to miss the entire season.[6] Foxworth's knee problems continued into 2011, with the Ravens putting him on the injured reserve list after playing only two games, ending his season early.[6][8] In May 2012, Foxworth announced that he planned to retire from football and attend Harvard Business School.[6][7]

NFL Players Association[edit]

In addition to his work on the field, Foxworth has also held a number of positions with the NFL Players Association.[9] In 2007, the Broncos elected Foxworth as an NFLPA player representative, and the following year he became the youngest player to become vice president of the NFLPA Executive Committee.[9]

In 2012, Foxworth was elected president of the NFLPA without opposition.[9] With his retirement from the NFL, he is eligible to hold the position of president until 2014.[7] He was succeeded by Eric Winston in March 2014.[10]

NBA Players Association[edit]

On October 29, 2014, NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts announced that Foxworth had been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the NBPA.[11]

Community service[edit]

While with the Denver Broncos, Foxworth worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, taking a leading role in the fundraising and planning for the Darrent Williams Memorial Teen Center, a social and scholastic retreat for teens, named in honor of murdered Broncos player Darrent Williams.[12] Foxworth also created Baltimore BORN Inc to provide lower income high school boys with resources and networking opportunities.[13] In 2010, Foxworth received the first annual Tim Wheatley Award from the Baltimore Sun Media Group for his community service work.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Childs Walker (28 June 2009). "Who's The Man?". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Domonique Foxworth". Maryland Terrapins Athletics. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Football Game Notes -- #23 Terps at Duke". CBS College Sports. CBSSportsNetwork.com. 20 September 2004. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Three from Baltimore Co. selected in middle rounds". The Baltimore Sun. 25 April 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Broncos Trade CB Foxworth To Falcons". Deseret News. AP. September 3, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d Louis Lavelle (30 January 2013). "Harvard-Bound: NFL Union Chief Domonique Foxworth". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c "Ex-Raven Foxworth says he's 'probably' going to retire". The Baltimore Sun. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Zrebiec, Jeff (28 September 2011). "Ravens place Foxworth on IR, ending his season". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Domonique Foxworth elected prez". ESPN.com. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ Katzowitz, Josh. "NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston". CBSsports.com. Retrieved 20 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts Announces Initial Appointments to the NBPA's Senior Management Team". NBPA.org. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2014. 
  12. ^ Bill Williamson (27 May 2008). "Teen center to open in slain Bronco's memory". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  13. ^ a b Edward Lee (2 August 2010). "Ravens' Foxworth earns first Tim Wheatley Award". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 

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