David Macklin

David Thurman Macklin (born July 14, 1978 in Newport News, Virginia) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Penn State.

David Macklin
No. 27, 38, 34
Personal information
Born: (1978-07-14) July 14, 1978
Newport News, Virginia
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Macklin has also been a member of the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.

College career

Macklin was a three-year starter at Penn State University. He was selected an All-Big Ten player as a junior in 1998, the year when he led the conference in interceptions with six. As a freshman Macklin briefly played point guard for the Penn State basketball team after the football season had ended.

Macklin studied business logistics at Penn State.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

Macklin spent the first four years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts after being drafted in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He reached the 2004 AFC Championship Game with Colts, but the team lost to eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in that game.

Arizona Cardinals

Macklin signed as a free-agent contract with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004. He scored his only NFL touchdown on a 60-yard interception return for the Cardinals in 2005. He was released by the Cardinals in March, 2007, making him a free agent again.

Washington Redskins

On April 5, 2007, he agreed to a deal with the Washington Redskins. He became a free agent at the conclusion of the season.

St. Louis Rams

Macklin signed with the St. Louis Rams in March 2008. He spent training camp with the team, but was released during the final cuts on August 30.

Kansas City Chiefs

Macklin signed with the Kansas City Chiefs to a two-year contract on November 5, 2008.[1]

He was released on March 18, 2009.

NFL statistics

YearTeamGamesCombined TacklesTacklesAssisted TacklesSacksForced FumblesFumble RecoveriesFumble Return YardsInterceptionsInterception Return YardsYards per Interception ReturnLongest Interception ReturnInterceptions Returned for TouchdownPasses Defended


Personal life

Macklin attended Menchville High School in Newport News. He played football and basketball for Menchville. As a freshman, he guarded Allen Iverson in a basketball game, a game which Iverson scored well-below his season average.

Macklin runs a foundation named 27 Reasons (27 is his college and professional number) which aids underprivileged kids in Arizona and Virginia.

Macklin also played basketball for Jenkins Middle School in Newport News,his team was the Knicks in his early childhood.

He was arrested for DUI in Newport News, Virginia on March 13, 2009; a BAC test indicated that his level was above the legal limit.[3]


  1. "Chiefs Agree To Terms With CBs Ricardo Colclough & David Macklin". kcchiefs.com. 2008-11-05. Archived from the original on 2008-11-08.
  2. "David Macklin Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
  3. Chiefs' Macklin Arrested for DUI Yahoo Sports, March 13, 2009

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