Devin McCourty is an American football free safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers, and was drafted by the Patriots in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
High school career
McCourty attended Saint Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, New Jersey, with his twin brother, Jason McCourty. He played cornerback and free safety and was an all-league selection in his final two seasons. As a senior, he had 50 tackles and three interceptions. Considered a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, McCourty only received one scholarship offer, from Rutgers.
McCourty attended Rutgers University and played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team beginning in 2005. Likewise, after redshirting his first season, McCourty appeared in all 13 games as a freshman in 2006 and recorded 38 tackles and two interceptions. Furthermore, in 2007, McCourty and his twin brother Jason McCourty started at cornerback, with Devin compiling 63 tackles, two interceptions, one forced fumble, and three blocked kicks on special teams.
On August 25, 2009, NFL analyst Gil Brandt ranked McCourty the fourth-best cornerback prospect heading into the 2010 NFL Draft. Basically, he attended the NFL Scouting Combine and performed all of the combine drills. On March 10, 2010, McCourty attended Rutger’s annual pro day but chose to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills. Additionally, at the conclusion of the pre-draft process, McCourty was projected to be a first or second-round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.
McCourty was raised in Nyack, New York, by his parents Phyllis and Calvin McCourty. Moreover, his father died in 1990 at age 34 due to a heart attack related to complications from asthma. Devin has a twin brother, Jason McCourty, and an older brother named Larry White. Likewise, he was born 27 minutes before Jason and they both weighed six pounds and 13 ounces each. During junior high school, the family moved into a mobile home in Nanuet, New York. His mother worked as a nurse and made sacrifices throughout their childhood to enrol them in private school.
- Full Name: Devin McCourty
- Date of Birth: August 13, 1987
- Age: 32
- Birth Place: Nyack, New York
- Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
- Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
- High school: Saint Joseph Regional (Montvale, New Jersey)
- College: Rutgers
- NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
- Position: Free safety
- Spouse: Michelle Powell (since m. 2016)
- Total touchdowns: 2
- Pass deflections: 80
- Net Worth: $8 million
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