A long journey from football to politics has led former Redskins offensive lineman Derrick Dockery to officially join the staff of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.). Politico reported the news on Thursday, saying:
Ryan (R-Wis.) has hired Dockery, 35, to help him build coalitions with state and local governments and the business community.
Dockery first came to Capitol Hill in 2012, as an intern on Ryan’s Budget Committee. In 2015, he went to work for Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and Ryan hired him at the end of last year. He started with Ryan in January.
The Redskins selected Dockery in the third round of the 2003 Draft, and he started 79 games with Washington over two stints with the team. He played with Washington from 2003 to 2006 before signing with the Buffalo Bills, where he played the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Dockerycame back to Washington in 2009 and last played for the Redskins in 2010.
He ended his career with the Cowboys, where he started four games over a two-year span in 2011 and 2012. Dockery played college football at the University of Texas.