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David Barrett (American football)

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Place of birth:  Waterloo, Iowa
Name  David Barrett
Career start  1999
College:  Arkansas
Role  American football player
Education  University of Arkansas
Tackles:  459
Height  1.78 m
Positions  Cornerback
Passes Defended:  70
Weight  88 kg

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Date of birth:  (1977-12-22) December 22, 1977 (age 37)
NFL draft:  2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 102

David Barrett (born December 22, 1977) is a former American football cornerback who played nine seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arkansas.


Barrett also played for the New York Jets.

College career

Barrett played college football for the Arkansas Razorbacks. During his college career, he had a total of 176 tackles, 7 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles and 5 sacks. He majored in architecture.

Arizona Cardinals

Barrett was selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (102nd overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played for them until 2003.

New York Jets

In 2004, David Barrett signed with the New York Jets and became the team's starting cornerback. In 2005, he had five interceptions. However, by 2007 he had lost his starting job to Hank Poteat.

On February 10, 2009, Barrett was released by the Jets.


In 1979, his mother, Willie Ann Rucker, disappeared and has never been found. Barrett appeared in ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in 2006, with teammate Adrian Jones, to help build a new home for the Llanes family. His wife Sheila works as a curator for the Jefferson Davis museum in Waterloo.


David Barrett (American football) Wikipedia