Lamont Brightful

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Lamont Brightful
Date of birth: (1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 36)
Place of birth: Oak Harbor, Washington
Career information
Position(s): Cornerback
College: Eastern Washington
NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 6 / Pick: 195
As player:
Baltimore Ravens
Miami Dolphins
New York Giants
Montreal Alouettes
Calgary Stampeders (CFL)
Career stats
Playing stats at

Lamont Eugene Brightful (born January 29, 1979 in Oak Harbor, Washington) is an American football player. Prior to attending Eastern Washington University, Brightful graduated from Mariner High School in Everett, Washington where he was a standout defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner.

College career[edit]

Brightful played college football at Eastern Washington University. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2002 NFL Draft. He was also a skilled kick returner, he holds the Div 1AA record for average kick return yards at 30, with over 65 attempts.[1]

Professional career[edit]

After he was drafted, he played for the Ravens during the 2002 and 2003 seasons, where he was used mostly as a return man.[2]

Lamont was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2004, and was released from the team in 2005. Lamont was cut after having three fumbles in a game as a punt returner against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lamont was then picked up by the New York Giants and went overseas to play for the Frankfurt Galaxy as cornerback. In 2005, he was ranked the top returner in the league.

In 2006, he joined the Montreal Alouettes in the Canadian Football League as a punt returner and cornerback.

Lamont now works as an elite sports performance coach in Richland, Washington at Power Alley Performance, LLC.


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