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Avonte Maddox (born March 31, 1996)[1] is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Pittsburgh.

Avonte Maddox
No. 29 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-31) March 31, 1996 (age 23)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:184 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Martin Luther King
(Detroit, Michigan)
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2019
Total tackles:42
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:6
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early careerEdit

After playing little league football, Maddox focused on baseball his first two years of high school before switching to football. He received only two Power Five scholarship offers, one from Purdue and one from Pittsburgh.[2] He was also nearly drafted into the MLB after his senior year of high school.[2]

College careerEdit

Maddox started at cornerback all four years at Pitt.[3] He was named Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference his sophomore year and Third Team his senior year.[4] Maddox missed two games in both his junior and senior years due to injury.[1]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2014 Pitt ACC FR DB 11 26 6 32 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 3 0 0
2015 Pitt ACC SO DB 13 52 23 75 1.0 0.5 3 30 10.0 1 12 0 0
2016 Pitt ACC JR DB 10 38 11 49 8.5 2.5 3 33 11.0 1 8 0 0
2017 Pitt ACC SR DB 9 20 7 27 4.0 4.0 2 0 0.0 0 11 1 3
Career Pitt 136 47 183 13.5 7.0 8 63 7.9 2 34 1 3

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 9 18 in
(1.76 m)
184 lb
(83 kg)
29 12 in
(0.75 m)
8 34 in
(0.22 m)
4.39 s 4.0 s 6.51 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Combine[5]

Maddox was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (125th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft.[6] He made his NFL debut during the league season opener on September 6, 2018 against the Atlanta Falcons, playing on special teams.[7] Maddox recorded his first career interception by picking off a pass from Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota in the 26–23 overtime loss on September 30.[8]

On September 26, 2019, late in a game between the Eagles and the Green Bay Packers, Maddox collided helmets with teammate Andrew Sendejo on an attempted tackle of Robert Tonyan and had to be carted off the field on a stretcher. The Eagles announced that Maddox had movement in all of his extremities, but was taken to a local hospital as a precaution and for further evaluation.[9] The following day, he was released and flew home with his team.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Avonte Maddox - 2015 Football Roster - University of Pittsburgh". pittsburghpanthers.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "How Avonte Maddox went from MLB to NFL draft hopeful". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Avonte Maddox symbolizes a super sendoff for Pitt seniors". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Avonte Maddox | Pittsburgh, CB : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". www.draftscout.com. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Avonte Maddox Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Results: Eagles pick Avonte Maddox at No. 125". BleedingGreenNation.com. April 28, 2018. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  7. ^ "Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles - September 6th, 2018-Snap counts". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  8. ^ Chassen, Alexis (September 30, 2018). "Eagles rookie Avonte Maddox gets first career interception against the Titans". Bleeding Green Nation. SBNation.com. Retrieved September 30, 2018.
  9. ^ Rollins, Khadrice (September 27, 2019). "Eagles CB Avonte Maddox Carted Off Late in Thursday Night Win Over Packers". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  10. ^ Carroll, Charlotte (September 27, 2019). "Report: Eagles' Avonte Maddox Flies Home With Team After Huge Hit". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 27, 2019.

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