Derrick Dockery life and biography

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Derrick Dockery biography

Date of birth : 1980-09-07
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dallas County, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-22
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard foe the Redskins, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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In seven NFL seasons, Derrick Dockery has established himself as a steady, reliable offensive guard. He has started all 16 games each of the last six years. After joining the Redskins as a third-round draft pick in 2003, Dockery emerged as a starter as a rookie. In 2007, he signed a lucrative contract with the Buffalo Bills and played there for two years. He rejoined the Redskins in the 2009 offseason after he was released by the Bills.

Highlights

PRO
* His 112 consecutive games played and 109 consecutive starts currently ranks as the third-longest streak among NFL guards.
* Has blocked for a running back to amass over 1,000 yards in a single season in five of his seven NFL campaigns: Clinton Portis (2004 and 2005), Ladell Betts (2006) and Marshawn Lynch (2007 and 2008).
* Has played with the Washington Redskins (2003-06, and 2009) and the Buffalo Bills (2007 and 2008).

2009 (Redskins)
* One of just two offensive linemen (Casey Rabach) to start all 16 regular season games.
* Provided protection for quarterback Jason Campbell to establish career highs in completions (327), completion percentage (64.5), passing yards (3,618), and (20) and passer rating (86.4).
* Played in his 100th career game vs. Tampa Bay (10/4).
* Started his 100th consecutive game vs. Philadelphia (10/26) and provided protection for Campbell to complete 29-of-43 passes for 284 yards with two touchdowns, one interception, with a passer rating of 91.6.

2008 Season (Bills)
* Part of an offensive line that blocked for 1,092 yards (136.5 rush yards/game) in the second half of the season, ranking ninth in the NFL and fifth in the conference.
* Paved the way for RB Marshawn Lynch to rush for 1,036 yards and eight touchdowns en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance.
* Team piled up 100 or more rushing yards in 10 of his 16 starts, including a season-best performance of 187 yards at New York Jets (12/14).
* Made his 90th career start vs. Cleveland (11/17), team did not allow a sack in the contest and posted 186 rushing yards.

2007 Season (BUF):
* Started all 16 games at left guard in his first season in Buffalo
* Was part of an offensive line that allowed only 26 sacks, the fewest allowed by the Bills since sacks became an official statistic in 1982
* Helped pave the way for more than 100 rushing yards in 11 of 16 games and a 112.5 yards-per-game rushing average
* Helped lead the way for 224 rushing yards vs. Miami (12/9), including two 100-yard rushers (Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson); first time since 1996 that the Bills had two backs run for more than 100 yards in the same game
* Was part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack in three consecutive games at Washington (12/2), vs. Miami (12/9) and at Cleveland (12/16); marked the first time the Bills did not allow a sack in three straight games since sacks became an official statistic in 1982

2006 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 games at left guard
* Started at left guard in his 50th career NFL game at Dallas (9/17)
* Was part of an offensive line that helped compile 495 yards of offense and helped protect QB Mark Brunell, who set an NFL record for consecutive completions in a single game with 22 at Houston (9/24)

2005 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 games at left guard
* Was instrumental in a run-blocking effort that helped RB Clinton Portis break the Redskins’ single-season rushing record with 1,516 yards

2004 Season (WAS):
* Started all 16 games at left guard in his first full season as a starter

2003 Season (WAS):
* Started the Redskins’ last 13 games at left guard and also played in the first three games as a reserve offensive lineman
* Was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time in Week 4 vs. New England (9/28), replacing the injured Dave Fiore
* Was the first Redskins rookie offensive lineman to start since David Brandt in 2001

College

* Played in 52 games, starting 31 contests, during his college career
* Started all 13 games as a senior, seven at right guard and six at right tackle and became UT’s 40th consensus All-American (15th offensive lineman) after earning first-team honors from The Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and Walter Camp Football Foundation
* Was also a consensus first-team All-Big XII selection
* Shared UT’s Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and was a key member of a UT offense that ranked fifth in the Big XII and 16th national in scoring offense (33.8 points per game)
* Played in all 13 games as a junior, including the Holiday Bowl, and started nine contests at both guard spots, also seeing action at tackle
* Played in all 12 games as a sophomore, including the Holiday Bowl, and started the final nine contests after being slowed by a preseason illness
* Majored in corporate communications

Personal

* Attended Lakeview Centennial High and was tabbed a 1998 second-team All-USA offensive lineman by USA Today
* Named second-team 5A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association in 1998
* Two-time first-team all-district performer at offensive tackle
* Sponsored a child for the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation holiday party with the Redskins
* Took part in the Redskins Charitable Foundation’s All-Stars program where he helped reward local organizations for their hard work and dedication to their communities
* Hosted the Derrick Dockery Show on WNYO on Channel 8 in Buffalo during the 2007 season
* Has a brother Cedric who started at guard for the University of Texas in 2008
* Married Emma Adrienne Williams during the 2005 offseason

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