Domonique Foxworth
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Foxworth during Ravens training camp 2009
No. 22, 24
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1983-03-27) March 27, 1983 (age 41)
Oxford, England
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school:Western Tech (Catonsville, Maryland)
College:Maryland
NFL draft:2005 / Round: 3 / Pick: 97
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-ACC (2002)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2003, 2004)
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:267
Forced fumbles:3
Fumble recoveries:3
Pass deflections:53
Interceptions:8

Domonique Foxworth (born March 27, 1983) is an American former professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Maryland Terrapins. He was selected by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Early life

Foxworth was born in Oxford, England, during his father's career in the United States Army.[1] The family relocated to Maryland when Foxworth was kindergarten-aged.[1] Foxworth has one older brother.[1]

Foxworth played high school football at Western Tech (officially, Western School of Technology and Environmental Science), where he was named to the Baltimore Sun's first-team All-Metro and All-Baltimore County.[1]

College football career

After graduating early from high school 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 three times.[1]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+18 in
(1.81 m)
184 lb
(83 kg)
30 in
(0.76 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.53 s 2.57 s 3.89 s 6.78 s 41.0 in
(1.04 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Combine[4][5]

National Football League

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.[6][7] The Broncos traded Foxworth to the Atlanta Falcons in September 2008 for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.[8][9]

On the first day of training camp for the 2010 season, Foxworth tore his ACL,[10] causing him to miss the entire season.[9] 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.[9][11] In May 2012, Foxworth announced that he planned to retire.

NFL Players Association

In addition to his work on the field, Foxworth has also held a number of positions with the NFL Players Association.[12] 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.[12]

In 2012, Foxworth was elected president of the NFLPA without opposition.[12]

Career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Fumbles Interceptions
GP GS Comb Solo Ast Sack FF FR Yds INT Yds Avg Lng TD PD
2005 DEN 16 7 70 64 6 0.0 1 2 9 2 23 12.0 23 0 16
2006 DEN 16 5 61 48 13 0.0 1 0 0 1 45 45.0 45 0 6
2007 DEN 14 6 42 31 11 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 5
2008 ATL 14 10 38 35 3 0.0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 11
2009 BAL 16 16 53 48 5 0.0 0 1 0 4 34 9.0 19 0 16
2011 BAL 2 0 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
Career 78 44 266 227 39 0.0 3 2 9 8 103 13 45 0 54

Post-NFL playing career

Education

Following retirement from the NFL and while serving as the NFL Players Association president, Foxworth attended Harvard Business School and earned an MBA.[13]

NBPA

In 2014, Foxworth was hired as Chief Operating Officer for the National Basketball Players Association.[14][15] In 2015, he left the position and was replaced by Erica McKinley.[16] In a 2023 interview with Pablo S. Torre, Foxworth stated that he left the position in order to be closer to family.[17]

Commentating career

Foxworth is now a writer with The Undefeated[18] and host of The Morning Roast on ESPN Radio with Clinton Yates and Mina Kimes. He is also a regular guest on The Mike O'Meara Show and other ESPN Radio talk shows such as First Take, The Bill Barnwell Show podcast,[19] Golic and Wingo, and The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, as well as The Right Time with Bomani Jones, which he appears on every Friday.[20] Foxworth is also a frequent guest on the ESPN morning show Get Up! and Highly Questionable (now called Debatable). He also hosted Pardon the Interruption on August 26, 2022. As of September 7, 2022, he hosts the podcast The Domonique Foxworth Show for ESPN.

Community service

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.[21] Foxworth also created Baltimore BORN Inc to provide lower income high school boys with resources and networking opportunities.[22] In 2010, Foxworth received the first annual Tim Wheatley Award from the Baltimore Sun Media Group for his community service work.[22]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f 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. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  4. ^ "2005 Draft Scout Domonique Foxworth, Maryland NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved March 20, 2023.
  5. ^ "Domonique Foxworth, Combine Results, CB - Maryland". nflcombineresults.com. Retrieved March 20, 2023.
  6. ^ "2005 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2023-05-07.
  7. ^ "Three from Baltimore Co. selected in middle rounds". The Baltimore Sun. 25 April 2005. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Broncos Trade CB Foxworth To Falcons". Deseret News. AP. September 3, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  9. ^ a b c Louis Lavelle (30 January 2013). "Harvard-Bound: NFL Union Chief Domonique Foxworth". Bloomberg Businessweek. Archived from the original on February 1, 2013. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Ex-Raven Foxworth says he's 'probably' going to retire". The Baltimore Sun. 17 May 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  11. ^ Zrebiec, Jeff (28 September 2011). "Ravens place Foxworth on IR, ending his season". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  12. ^ a b c "Domonique Foxworth elected prez". ESPN.com. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  13. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (2017-01-07). "Former Raven, Terp, NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth finding his voice at ESPN". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
  14. ^ Daniels, Tim. "Ex-NFL Player Domonique Foxworth Reportedly Set to Be Named COO of NBPA". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2023-10-04.
  15. ^ "Former Ravens CB Domonique Foxworth named COO of NBPA". Baltimore Sun. 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2023-10-04.
  16. ^ "NBPA hires McKinley as chief operating officer". ESPN.com. 2015-10-31. Retrieved 2023-10-04.
  17. ^ Torre, Pablo. "Diabetes of the Ego, Deathbed Missions, and Why Domonique Foxworth Isn't Running the NFLPA Right Now". Pablo Torre Finds Out. Retrieved 2023-10-04.
  18. ^ "Domonique Foxworth - Andscape". Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  19. ^ "NFL Week 7 Preview: 10/20/16". 20 October 2016. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  20. ^ "The Right Time with Bomani Jones - Foxworth Friday: Remembering Draft Days Past".
  21. ^ Bill Williamson (27 May 2008). "Teen center to open in slain Bronco's memory". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 September 2013.
  22. ^ a b Edward Lee (2 August 2010). "Ravens' Foxworth earns first Tim Wheatley Award". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 24 September 2013.