Tyrone Poole

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Tyrone Poole
No. 38, 37
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-02-03) February 3, 1972 (age 42)
Place of birth: LaGrange, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: LaGrange (GA)
College: Fort Valley State
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22
Debuted in 1995 for the Carolina Panthers
Last played in 2008 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 482
Interceptions 18
Sacks 6.0
Stats at NFL.com

Tyrone Poole (born February 3, 1972) is a retired American professional football player who played 13 seasons as a cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers 22nd overall of the 1995 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fort Valley State.

Poole as also played for Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Tennessee Titans. He earned Super Bowl rings with the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl XXXIX.

Early years[edit]

Poole graduated from LaGrange High School, where he lettered in both football and track.

College career[edit]

Poole was as a four-year starter at Fort Valley State University and became the first player from that school to ever be selected in the first round of the NFL draft. His career numbers included 41 starts in 42 games with 17 interceptions (262 yards) and 70 punt returns for 934 yards (13.3 avg). Poole also set the school record for the 200-meter dash and finished second in the national finals.

He majored in business.

Professional career[edit]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Poole was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the first round (22nd overall) of the 1995 NFL Draft out of Fort Valley State University. He was the second draft choice in Panthers history behind Kerry Collins. He spent three years anchoring the Panthers' secondary.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Poole was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. He played three years for the Colts, starting almost every game.

First stint with Broncos[edit]

Poole signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent before the 2001 season, however, he spent the entire 2001 NFL season on the reserve squad. He returned to full-time play for the 2002 season.

New England Patriots[edit]

Poole signed with the New England Patriots before the 2003 NFL season. Poole was part of the Patriots defense that led them to victory in Super Bowl XXXVIII over the Carolina Panthers. He started the 2004 season before being placed on injured reserve.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Poole signed with the Oakland Raiders in the 2006 offseason where he saw action as a reserve player. He was released after the 2006 season.

Houston Texans[edit]

Poole was signed by the Houston Texans during the 2007 preseason. However, he was released by the team during final cuts.

Second stint with Broncos[edit]

Poole signed with the Denver Broncos on August 13, 2008, but was released on August 30.

Tennessee Titans[edit]

Poole was signed by the Tennessee Titans on November 22, 2008 after cornerbacks Reynaldo Hill and Eric King were placed on injured reserve.

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