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Corey Jonas Webster (born March 2, 1982) is a former American football cornerback who played for the New York Giants. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft and later won two Super Bowls with the team, both over the New England Patriots. He played college football at Louisiana State University.
Webster stretching before a game
March 2, 1982|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2005 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
High school careerEdit
Webster attended St. James High School in St. James, Louisiana and was a two sport star in both football and basketball. He was an all state quarterback wearing jersey #1 for the Wildcats football team and an all state guard wearing jersey #11 for the basketball team. He was recruited as a wide receiver coming out of high school but was later asked to play cornerback at LSU by then coach Nick Saban.
After catching 7 passes for 74 yards as a true freshman, Webster converted to Cornerback for the 2002 season. He would end his college career with 16 interceptions (2nd in school history), be named as a 1st Team All-American twice, and was a 1st Team All-SEC selection 3 times. As a Junior in 2003, he finished 2nd in the SEC with 25 pass breakups and had 17 as a Sophomore in 2002.
He was a key part of the New York Giants defense from 2005 to 2013, playing most games as a starting cornerback. Groin and ankle injuries ended his 2013 season after only four games, and he was released on February 7, 2014.
New York GiantsEdit
In 2007, Webster was limited to special teams duty or even inactive after starting the first few weeks after what was seen as a widely poor performance in the Giants opening weeks of the season. Later on in the season, he had a good game against the Buffalo Bills in week 16, which was a precursor to his playoff success. He had an interception and a touchdown against the Bills. In the Wild Card Playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he intercepted Jeff Garcia in the end zone. He also recovered a fumble by Buccaneers returner Micheal Spurlock at the beginning of the second half. This turnover set up a Giant field goal. In the NFC divisional Playoff game, he came up with near shutdown defense on All-Pro Terrell Owens. He also made what turned out to be the game-winning interception against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game, sending the Giants to Super Bowl XLII. This turned out to be Brett Favre's last pass as a Packer.
In Super Bowl XLII, Webster provided a huge performance through the first three quarters. However, on the go-ahead Patriots scoring drive, he fell down, which allowed New England Patriots receiver Randy Moss to score an easy touchdown on a key third down play, putting the Patriots up 14-10 with less than three minutes to go in the game. But, he came back to deflect a pass from Tom Brady to Randy Moss on the next drive to prevent the Patriots from scoring, and all but securing the Super Bowl victory.
During the Giants opening home game against the Redskins on September 13, 2009, Webster was involved in an altercation with Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss. Both players were penalized for Unsportsmanlike Conduct.
Webster had a career-high six interceptions during the 2011 regular season. Webster helped the Giants beat the Patriots for the second time in five years in Super Bowl XLVI by a score of 21-17. He defended 1 pass and recorded a tackle.
Webster had a career-high 58 tackles (52 solo) during the 2012 regular season.
- NFLPA Bio
- New York Giants extend CB Webster through 2013
- "NFLPA Bio".
- "Super Bowl XLVI - New York Giants vs. New England Patriots - February 5th, 2012". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-12-06.
- "Super Bowl XLVI - National Football League Game Summary" (PDF). NFLGSIS.
- "NFLPA Bio".
- "Giants CB Corey Webster Doubtful For Sunday With Hip Flexor Injury". CBS News New York. Retrieved 20 September 2013.