Jimmy Hitchcock (cornerback)

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Jimmy Hitchcock
No. 31, 37
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1970-11-09) November 9, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth: Concord, North Carolina
Career information
College: North Carolina
NFL Draft: 1995 / Round: 3 / Pick: 88
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • AFC champion (1996)
  • NFL Interception Return yards leader (1998)
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 359
Interceptions: 19
Touchdowns: 5
Player stats at NFL.com

Jimmy Davis Hitchcock, Jr. (born November 9, 1970 in Concord, North Carolina) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for the New England Patriots, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at the University of North Carolina. In 1997 Hitchcock became the record holder for the longest interception return in Patriots history with a 100-yard pick six against the Miami Dolphins.[1] In 1998, he led the league in interception yards with 242 yards and defensive touchdowns with three. Remarkably, Hitchcock played his entire professional and collegiate careers without both of his ACL's in his knees.