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Daylon Anthony McCutcheon (born December 9, 1976) is a retired National Football League cornerback who played his entire career with the Cleveland Browns.

Daylon McCutcheon
Position:Assistant defensive backs coach
Personal information
Born: (1976-12-09) December 9, 1976 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school:Bishop Amat Memorial
(La Puente, California)
College:Southern California
NFL Draft:1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 62
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at


High school careerEdit

McCutcheon played high school football at Bishop Amat Memorial High School in La Puente, California under the direction of then Head Coach, Mark Paredes. As a senior, he rushed for 2,456 yards in 1994; however he chose to play cornerback in college because his pro prospects were considered better at that position.[1]

College careerEdit

McCutcheon played college football at the University of Southern California. Although he played primarily on defense, the Trojans occasionally used him as a receiver due to his overall talent.[2] Following his senior year, he was named All-America second-team by The Sporting News and All-Pac-10 first-team. He was also a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award.

Professional careerEdit

McCutcheon played in 103 games with 96 starts and accumulated 463 tackles, 7 sacks, 12 interceptions, 63 pass breakups, and 8 forced fumbles [3] for the Browns before being released on March 9, 2007.

Coaching careerEdit

Beginning in 2007, McCutcheon began coaching at his former high school.[4]

New York JetsEdit

McCutcheon was named the New York Jets' assistant defensive backs coach on January 29, 2015.[5] On January 16, 2018, it was announced that McCutcheon would not be retained as the assistant defensive backs coach for the 2018 season.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Daylon's father, Lawrence McCutcheon, was an all-pro running back who set the since-broken Los Angeles Rams career rushing record (6,186 yards) and played in Super Bowl XIV.


  1. ^ Robyn Norwood, Woods’ Ankle Injury Lets MacKenzie Play, Los Angeles Times, October 5, 1997, Accessed December 16, 2008.
  2. ^ Robyn Norwood, McCutcheon Figures in Plans for Offense, Los Angeles Times, October 1, 1997, Accessed December 16, 2008.
  3. ^ Daylon McCutcheon Stats
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved August 23, 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (January 29, 2015). "Bowles Adds 3 More Position Coaches to Staff". New York Jets. Archived from the original on January 29, 2015. Retrieved January 29, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "Report: Assistant DB Coach Daylon McCutcheon Leaving Jets Staff".