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.
|No. 27, 38, 34|
|Born:||July 14, 1978|
Newport News, Virginia
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||193 lb (88 kg)|
|NFL Draft:||2000 / Round: 3 / Pick: 91|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
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.
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.
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.
He was released on March 18, 2009.
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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.
- "Chiefs Agree To Terms With CBs Ricardo Colclough & David Macklin". kcchiefs.com. 2008-11-05. Archived from the original on 2008-11-08.
- "David Macklin Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- Chiefs' Macklin Arrested for DUI Yahoo Sports, March 13, 2009