Devin McCourty life and biography

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Devin McCourty biography

Date of birth : 1987-08-13
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Nyack, New York
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-07
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the New England Patriots, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Devin McCourty is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers.

Devin McCourty was drafted by New England in the first round (27th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.

2010 (9/9)
* Was credited with nine tackles, a pass defensed and two special teams tackles against the Steelers (11/14).
* Made seven tackles in a start against the Browns (11/7).
* Picked up a game-changing interception of a Brett Favre pass intended for Percy Harvin at the Patriots' 26-yard line and returned it 37 yards. The ensuing drive ended in a Patriots touchdown and a 21-10 lead with 2:25 left in the third quarter. He also broke up a potential 59-yard pass from Favre to Harvin as well as a goal-line pass to Greg Lewis in the fourth quarter (10/31). Also recorded five tackles and one special teams tackle.
* Registered his first NFL interception on a Philip Rivers pass in the second quarter against the Chargers (10/24) and made three tackles on defense.
* Tallied five tackles in his fifth start of the season against the Ravens (10/17).
* Made seven tackles and one special teams tackle in a start against Miami (10/4).
* Started his third straight game as a Patriot and recorded five tackles against Buffalo (9/26).
* Tallied three tackles in a start against the Jets (9/19).
* Played in and started his first NFL game in the season opener against the Bengals, recording six tackles and a pass defensed (9/12).


In 52 games at Rutgers, McCourty started the last 39 contests at cornerback, recording 238 tackles (149 solos) with a four-yard sack (two assisted), 14.0 stops for minus 34 yards, two pressures, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries … Deflected 27 passes and intercepted six others for 105 yards in returns (17.5 avg.) and two TDs … Also blocked seven kicks (six punts, one field goal) for 102 yards in returns, as six blocks led to Rutgers scoring drives (also scored on an interception return, another on a kickoff return, had two other pass thefts that set up Scarlet Knights scoring drives and a fumble recovery that led to a Rutgers touchdown) … Registered 49 special teams tackles that included 28 stops on the kickoff squad and 21 more for the punt unit … McCourty’s three blocked kicks in 2007 were the most by a Division I player in a season since James King of Central Michigan blocked a total of seven kicks in 2001 … His total of 49 tackles on special teams are the most by a Big East Conference player during the span of the 2006-09 seasons … His two interception returns for touchdowns are tied for seventh on the conference season-record list … His 98-yard kickoff return vs. UConn in 2009 tied Hall Conors (vs. Maryland in 1998) for the third-longest kickoff return in school history…2009 (Senior): Earned All-American and All-Big East Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, becoming the first conference player to earn that honor at two different positions in the same year by that scouting information service (cornerback and special teams) … First-team All-Big East Conference choice by Athlon Sports and Lindy’s magazine … Lindy’s also rated McCourty as the Big East’s “Special Teams Demon” … In addition to his duties at cornerback, also handled kickoff return duties and served on both the kickoff coverage and punt coverage units … Started all 13 games, recording a career-high 80 tackles (49 solos) … Intercepted one pass and deflected 10 others … Averaged 25.43 yards on 14 kickoff returns for 356 yards and a 98-yard touchdown … His 98-yarder ranks third on the school record list…2008 (Junior): First-team All-Big East Conference selection by The NFL Draft Report … Started all 13 games at cornerback, ranking fifth on the team with 57 tackles (37 solos) that also included 1.5 stops for losses of three yards and a pair of fumble recoveries ... Led the team with seven pass deflections and also had one interception … Blocked one punt that was returned 25 yards … Added 13 tackles on special teams (five on punt coverage and eight on kickoff coverage)…2007 (Sophomore): Academic All-Big East Conference selection … Moved into the starting lineup at cornerback, as his twin brother, Jason, manned the other cornerback slot … Ranked sixth on the team with 63 tackles (40 solos) that included an assisted sack for a loss of two yards and 1.5 stops for losses of seven yards in 13 contests … Caused one fumble and recovered two others … Deflected seven passes and gained 36 yards with a touchdown on two interception returns … Also excelled on special teams, as he registered three blocked kicks, returning two blocked punts for 56 yards while fielding an on-side kick-off for a one-yard gain … In addition to his three blocked kicks, McCourty delivered 10 tackles on special teams, including four for the punt coverage unit and six more for the kickoff coverage squad…2006 (Freshman): McCourty earned Academic All-Big East Conference honors during his first season with the varsity … Appeared in all 13 games … Finished 10th on the team with 38 tackles (23 solos), including an assisted sack for a loss of two yards, 1.5 stops for losses of four yards and a quarterback pressure … Recovered a fumble and broke up three passes…Also had two interceptions for 69 yards in returns, including a 38-yard touchdown…Made 15 tackles on special teams – four for the punt coverage squad and 11 for the kickoff coverage unit….2005 (Redshirt): Redshirted as a true freshman while practicing with the defensive backs.


Devin McCourty was born on Aug. 13, 1987 … His twin brother, Jason, was a teammate and fellow cornerback at Saint Joseph’s High School and Rutgers … Jason was selected in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans … Attended Saint Joseph’s (Montvale, N.J.) High School … Was an All-League first team defensive back in each of his final two seasons, as he played alongside his twin brother… After his senior campaign, he was one of nine Rutgers recruits to play in the 2005 New York/New Jersey Governor’s Bowl at Rutgers Stadium … Also lettered in basketball, starting at point guard for a team that compiled a 26-2 record during his senior season … Majored in sociology.

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