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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

After intercepting the ball, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie raises it in the air well before reaching the end zone. (ROBERT DEUTSCH/USA TODAY SPORTS)

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Born: April 7, 1986 in Bradenton, Florida

College: Tennessee State University

NFL Draft: 2008, Round 1, Pick 16 overall by the Arizona Cardinals

NFL Teams: Cardinals (2008-2010) Eagles (2011-2012) Broncos (2013) Giants (2014-present)

Career Statistics: 395 tackles, 149 passes defended, 30 interceptions, 6 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries, 6 touchdowns

NFL Awards/Honors: Two time Pro Bowler (2009, 2015) Second Team All-Pro (AP, 2016), Three-Time player of the week award (2016 – Week 17 NFC Defensive, 2013 – Week 8 AFC Defensive, 2009 – Week 5 NFC Defensive)

Spin: DRC was born with a non functioning kidney that was removed when he was 8 years old. At Tennessee State, he intercepted 11 passes over 3 years and QBs only completed 34.16% of passes in his direction. He also ran track and field at the school. Thought by many to be a late round pick, he ended up being defensive MVP at the 2008 senior bowl and ran a 4.29 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine. This propelled him to the first round. After being traded and hitting free agency one time each, he signed a 5 year, $35 million deal with the Giants on March 17, 2014 in his second go around in free agency.

 

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was an All-Pro in 2016 after a tremendous season for the New York Giants. DRC, along with Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins for the New York Pass Defense, also known as NYPD. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had been ridiculed for his nagging injuries that he has incurred during his Giants career, but that didn’t prevent him from having a tremendous 2016 season with Big Blue. He was also a Pro Bowler in 2015 with the Giants. Jerry Reese hit the jackpot with this signing to help bolster the secondary.