Avonte Maddox is an American football cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Pittsburgh. Similarly, after playing little league football, Maddox focused on baseball. And that was 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. Likewise, he was also nearly drafted into the MLB after his senior year of high school.
Maddox started at cornerback all four years at Pitt. Moreover, he was named Honorable Mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference his sophomore year and Third Team his senior year. Maddox missed two games in both his junior and senior years due to injury.
Maddox was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round (125th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. Moreover, he made his NFL debut during the league season opener on September 6, 2018 against the Atlanta Falcons, playing on special teams. 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. Likewise, on September 26, 2019, late in a game between the Eagles and the Green Bay Packers. Further, 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.
- Full Name: Avonte Maddox
- Date of Birth: March 31, 1996
- Age: 24 years
- Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
- Height: 1.75 m
- Weight: 83 kg
- Education: Martin Luther King Jr High School
- Current team: Philadelphia Eagles (#29 / Cornerback)
- Parents: Melanie Jackson, Michael Maddox
- Position: Cornerback
- High school: Martin Luther King (Detroit, Michigan)
- College: Pittsburgh
- NFL Draft: since 2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
- Net Worth: N/A
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