David Barrett (American football)

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David Barrett
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Barrett and Chad Ochocinco in 2008.
Note: Photos of Barrett and WRs rare.
No. 36
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1977-12-22) December 22, 1977 (age 39)
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
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 459
Passes Defended: 70
Interceptions: 18
Forced fumbles: 10
Touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

David Barrett (born December 22, 1977) is a former American football cornerback who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.

Barrett 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.


  1. ^ "David Barrett - #36 - CB - Arkansas - Profile". Retrieved 24 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Good, Meaghan Elizabeth. "The Charley Project: Willie Ann Rucker". www.charleyproject.org. Retrieved 24 September 2017.