Devin McCourty is an American professional football player best known as the free safety for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).
The NFL defensive back is also well known for his role in helping his team win the Super Bowls XLIX and LI. Though he currently plays free safety, the Patriots captain, Devin McCourty, is equally good at playing at the position of cornerback and kickoff returner as well.
He is indeed one of America’s top football players who has made the country’s football league more interesting through their technical skills and perfect tactical abilities.
Devin McCourty Bio, Career
Devin McCourty was born on August 13, 1987, in Nyack, New York, and was raised alongside his twin brother, Jason McCourty, by his mother Phyllis Harrell as their father Calvin McCourty, passed away while they were three years old.
With the help and support of their hard-working mother, Devin and his brother went to St. Joseph’s High School in Montvale which happens to be one of the best all boy-school in New Jersey. There, Devin took interest and developed his skill as an athlete. At the high school, he played cornerback and free safety and was an all-league selection in his final two seasons.
He equally played basketball as a point guard. Thus, he was named to the all-league selection and was among the few rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
As senior in the high school, he scored 50 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked kicks on special teams. Hence, he was the first team All-Big East in 2009 at Rutgers before being selected 27th overall in the 2010 NFL Draft.
During his first year in college, Devin was redshirted, and he appeared in 13 games, making a total of 38 tackles and two interceptions. He also levelled 25.4 yards on kickoff returns and had a 98-yard kickoff return, third-longest in school history. With a career-high of 80 tackles and 10 pass deflections, he was named to All-Big East first team.
Devin McCourty began his professional NFL career in 2010 with New England Patriots after he signed a five-year contract with the team on July 28, 2010. The 2010 NFL Draft recorded yet another big feat for him as he was chosen by the New England Patriots in the first round, 27th overall. He was hailed as Sporting News’ First Team All-Pro, and The Associated Press’ Second Team All-Pro.
In 2015, McCourty won Super Bowl XLIX with the Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks, 28-24. This was after he made an interception on Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens. As a proof of his tactical skill on the football field, McCourty was named co-captain for the fifth straight year. In December 2017, he was named to the 2017 Pro Bowl, his second time receiving the honour.
Income and Net Worth
Today, the NFL star is not just famous for his skills but also, for having accumulated so much wealth as a footballer. His net worth is $28 Million with an annual income of over $10 Million.
Like other celebrities, Devin has fleets of luxury cars that worth over $2 million and a house worth $3 Million.
McCourty’s renewed 5-year contract is worth $47.5 million including a $15 million signing bonus and $7 million guaranteed pay. While still with the Patriots, McCourty has played in 107 games and has had 19 interceptions and 418 tackles.
Devin McCourty Brother
Devin McCourty has a twin brother, Jason McCourty who currently plays as the Tennessee Titans’ cornerback. A few interesting fact about the McCourty twins is that they were born 27 minutes apart, with Devin being the older brother. Also, the twins started their football career at St. Joseph’s High School in Montvale where they started at cornerback in 2007.
Jason is equally an NFL star, though he’s yet to attain much success in his career as his brother. While Jason has never been to the playoffs, Devin is about to play his second Super Bowl. Nevertheless, the two brothers have remained close friends, helping and supporting each other in their career pursuit.
The McCourty twins are one of the 12 sets of identical twins in NFL history. They are also one of the three active set of twins in NFL. Others are Mike and Maurkice Pouncey; Brandon, and Brian Dixon. There are just a few ways to differentiate between Devin and his brother Jason. First is their birthmark location. While Jason has his birthmark located on his neck and on his wrist, his older brother Devin has just one on his ear. Again, Devin has a chicken pox scar on his nose, while Jason has a scar on his forehead.
In May 2017, Jason signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. Both Devin and Jason are well-known philanthropists. They have both dedicate their time and wealth to Sickle Cell research as several members of their family have been afflicted with the disease including their father.
Wife or Girlfriend?
Apart from being Patriots’ safety, Devin has built a family with his wife, Michelle Powell, a family medicine doctor in Miami, Florida. He married Powell in April 2016 at the Venetian in New Jersey.
Michelle Zapata Powell was born on March 18, 1988, in Syosset, New Jersey. She is one of the children born to Jerome Powell and Carolita Powell (nee. Zapata). The couple met at Rutgers University and got engaged in 2015 after Devin popped the question at Disney World.
In March 2016, the lovebirds welcomed their first child, a girl they named Londyn Brielle McCourty. His brother Jason is also married. He married Melissa McCourty and they both have three children.
Quick Facts About Devin McCourty
|Full Name:||Devin McCourty|
|Birth Date:||August 13, 1987|
|Birth Place:||New York, USA|
|Current Team:||New England Patriots (#32 / Defensive back)|
|Number of Children:||One (Londyn Brielle McCourty )|
|Siblings:||Jason McCourty, Larry McCourty|