- Drayton Florence
Florence in 2006.
No. 29 Buffalo Bills Cornerback Personal information Date of birth: December 19, 1980 Place of birth: Waycross, Georgia Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg) Career information College: Tuskegee NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46 Debuted in 2003 for the San Diego Chargers Career history Roster status: Active Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2010 Tackles 359 Sacks 0.0 INTs 11 Stats at NFL.com
Drayton Florence, Jr. (born December 19, 1980) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tuskegee.
Florence has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Florence attended Tuskegee University (2001–2002) after transferring from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1999–2000). He registered school-record three returns for touchdowns on interceptions at Tuskegee. As a senior, he was named first-team Division II All-America by the Associated Press and American Coaches Association. He majored in social work.
2003 NFL Draft
Florence was drafted by the Chargers 46th overall in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft and was the 2nd cornerback selected by Chargers that draft after Sammy Davis. He is the highest drafted NFL player from Tuskegee University
Pre-draft measureables Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic 6-0¼ * 198 lb * 4.39 * 1.53 * 2.58 * X * X * 35 in. * 10'04" * 18 * X (* represents NFL Combine)
San Diego Chargers
On Sunday, January 14, 2007 in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the New England Patriots after a muffed punt by wide receiver Eric Parker at the San Diego 31 yard line, Florence committed a personal foul, head-butting Patriot TE Daniel Graham following a 3rd and long play. During the play, the Charger defense had stopped the Patriots for a 7 yard loss putting the ball at the Charger 37 yard line (apx. 53 yard field goal range). The result of the penalty was a Patriots first down on the Charger 18. The extension of the drive led to a Stephen Gostkowski 34 yard field goal. The Patriots went on to win the game 24-21.
The NFL fined San Diego Chargers cornerback Drayton Florence $15,000 for the illegal hit he put on Houston Texans Quarterback Matt Schaub on Sunday October 28. On an interception return, Florence drilled Schaub from the blind side, and he was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness. The league ruled that on a change of possession, Florence unnecessarily made helmet-to-helmet contact with Schaub, who suffered a concussion and missed the rest of the game.
On March 1, 2008, Florence was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars to a six-year $36 million contract with $13 million in guaranteed money. After only one disappointing season with the team he was released on February 11, 2009.
On March 3, 2009, Florence was signed by the Buffalo Bills. Florence has fought his way into the starting rotation under Head Coach Chan Gailey and the man responsible for drafting him, GM Buddy Nix. Florence has responded by leading the Bills in takeaways, including a fumble returned for a touchdown against the Bengals and an interception returned for a touchdown against Minnesota, two weeks apart.
On July 27th, 2011, Florence re-signed with the Bills for 3 years $15 million.
- ^ "Drayton Florence Draft Profile", NFLDraftScout.com, http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=59452&draftyear=2003&genpos=CB, retrieved January 18, 2010
- ^ "The Marty Watch begins following Chargers' ouster". Sporting News. 2007-01-15. http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=168105. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
- ^ "Play By Play, 3rd Quarter". ESPN. 2007-01-14. http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/playbyplay?gameId=270114024&quarter=3. Retrieved 2007-01-17.
- ^ "Jags sign former San Diego cornerback". 2008-03-01. http://news.jacksonville.com/justin/2008/03/01/jaguars-sign-former-san-diego-cornerback/. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
- ^ Ketchman, Vic (02-11-2009). "Porter, Florence cut by Jaguars". Jaguars.com. http://www.jaguars.com/news/article.aspx?id=7649. Retrieved 02-11-2009.
- ^ Bills, CB Florence Agree to Terms Yahoo Sports, March 4, 2009
- ^ Ultimate Jaguars Newsroom: It's a Small world 02/19/04
Buffalo Bills current roster Active roster
3 Dave Rayner | 4 Tyler Thigpen | 8 Brian Moorman | 9 Rian Lindell | 13 Steve Johnson | 14 Ryan Fitzpatrick | 16 Brad Smith | 18 Naaman Roosevelt | 19 Donald Jones | 20 Johnny White | 21 Leodis McKelvin | 22 Fred Jackson | 23 Aaron Williams | 24 Terrence McGee | 25 Da'Norris Searcy | 26 Justin Rogers | 27 Reggie Corner | 28 C. J. Spiller | 29 Drayton Florence | 31 Jairus Byrd | 37 George Wilson | 38 Corey McIntyre | 43 Bryan Scott | 47 Joshua Nesbitt | 50 Nick Barnett | 52 Arthur Moats | 54 Andra Davis | 55 Kelvin Sheppard | 57 Danny Batten | 58 Kirk Morrison | 59 Antonio Coleman | 60 Kraig Urbik | 65 Garrison Sanborn | 67 Andy Levitre | 71 Sam Young | 72 Kellen Heard | 74 Colin Brown | 75 Chris Hairston | 76 Chad Rinehart | 77 Demetrius Bell | 79 Erik Pears | 82 Ruvell Martin | 83 Mike Caussin | 84 Scott Chandler | 85 Lee Smith | 86 David Nelson | 90 Chris Kelsay | 91 Spencer Johnson | 92 Alex Carrington | 96 Torell Troup | 98 Dwan Edwards | 99 Marcell Dareus | -- Kyle Moore
Reserve lists Practice squad AFC East: BUF · MIA · NE · NYJ • North: BAL · CIN · CLE · Persondata Name Florence, Drayton Alternative names Short description Date of birth December 19, 1980 Place of birth Waycross, Georgia Date of death Place of death
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