Domonique Foxworth is a former American football player who played as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He was born on March 27, 1983, in Oxford, England, but grew up in Maryland, USA. He attended Western Tech High School and then went on to play college football at the University of Maryland, where he was an All-ACC cornerback.
In 2005, Foxworth was drafted in the third round by the Denver Broncos and played for them for three seasons before being traded to the Atlanta Falcons in 2008. He later played for the Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins before retiring from the NFL in 2012.
After retiring from the NFL in 2012, Foxworth earned a law degree from Harvard Law School and joined ESPN as an NFL analyst and commentator, appearing on shows such as "SportsCenter," "NFL Live," and "First Take." He quickly established himself as a thoughtful and insightful voice on football, as well as on broader social and political issues affecting the league and its players.
In 2014, Foxworth was elected as the president of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), the union that represents active and retired NFL players. He was the youngest person ever to hold the position and served for two years, during which time he helped negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement with the league.
As president of the NFLPA, Foxworth was a vocal advocate for players' rights and was known for his willingness to speak out on issues such as player safety, the league's drug policy, and the treatment of retired players. He was also involved in efforts to improve players' financial literacy and to promote their involvement in the broader community.
After his tenure with the NFLPA ended, Foxworth returned to his role as an ESPN analyst, where he has continued to be a prominent voice on issues affecting the NFL and its players. He has also remained active in the broader conversation around social justice and racial equity, and has been a frequent commentator on the intersection of sports and politics.