Broncos sign third round pick

The Denver Broncos have signed cornerback Domonique Foxworth, whom they selected in the third round (97th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Foxworth, 5-11, 180 pounds, was a three-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection at the University of Maryland, where he started all 40 career games played. A three-year starter, Foxworth posted 143 career tackles (121 solo), eight interceptions (128 yds.), 31 pass breakups, four fumble recoveries and two touchdowns (1 interception return, 1 fumble recovery return).

He was a second-team All-ACC choice and garnered second-team All-America accolades from The Sporting News as a senior in 2004 after totaling 36 tackles and eight pass breakups as an 11-game starter. As a sophomore in 2002, Foxworth had five interceptions (64 yds.) and led the ACC in pass breakups to earn first-team all-conference recognition. The cornerback recorded three interceptions (64 yds.) in 2003, including one that he returned 44 yards for a touchdown against Eastern Michigan, and secured second-team All-ACC honors that year.

Foxworth was a three-year starter at defensive back and tailback for Western Tech High School in Catonsville, Md., where he posted 4,871 all-purpose yards and a school-record 43 touchdowns during his career. He was tabbed an All-American by SuperPrep as well as that publication's sixth-best defensive back in the nation as a senior. A graduate of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in American studies, Domonique Foxworth was born March 27, 1983, in Oxford, England.

Foxworth is the second of the Broncos' six selections in the 2005 NFL Draft to sign a contract, joining punter/kicker Paul Ernster (seventh round - 239th overall).

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