Devin McCourty was drafted in the first round (27th overall) by the New England Patriots in the 2010 NFL Draft.
One of the steadiest defensive backs in the league in the 2010s and beyond, McCourty has been the backbone of the Patriots on defense from the moment he made the switch to safety from cornerback in his third NFL season.
Get to know more about McCourty, who has missed only five games for New England in his 12-year career:
Devin McCourty's bio
- Height: 5-foot-10
- Weight: 195 pounds
- Birthdate: Aug. 13, 1987
- Birthplace: Nyack, New York
- College: Rutgers
- NFL experience: 12 years
Devin McCourty's career NFL stats
Here are some of Devin McCourty's notable career achievements and statistics:
- Three-time Super Bowl champion (2014, 2016, 2018)
- Two-time Super Bowl runner-up (2011, 2017)
- Two-time Pro Bowl (2010, 2016)
- Three-time Second Team All-Pro (2010, 2013, 2016)
- NFL All-Rookie Team (2010)
- September 2019 AFC Defensive Player of the Month
- 2012 Week 7 AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
- Career totals (through 2021 season):
- 900 combined tackles
- 31 interceptions -- third in franchise history
- 3 sacks
- 6 fumble recoveries
- 2 defensive touchdowns
- 1 kickoff return touchdown
Here are Devin McCourty's contract details with the Patriots
McCourty completed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Patriots following the 2021 season and will be an unrestricted free agent in March 2022.
Through 12 NFL seasons, McCourty has earned more than $83 million.
Devin McCourty's college career
Devin McCourty played college football for Greg Schiano at Rutgers, where he won a bowl game in all four seasons with the Scarlet Knights.
A two-star recruit out of St. Joseph Prep in Montvale, New Jersey, where he also starred as point guard on the school's basketball team, McCourty enrolled at Rutgers in the fall of 2005 alongside his twin brother, Jason, after receiving interest from UConn, Maryland, North Carolina State and Syracuse.
While Jason played immediately in 2005, Devin redshirted and didn't play his first snaps until the following season.
In college, Devin McCourty mainly played cornerback, as he did for the Patriots his first two seasons before switching to safety in 2012.
He finished his career for the Scarlet Knights with 238 tackles, six interceptions and a sack.
Meet Devin McCourty's family
Devin's twin brother Jason is a veteran of 13 NFL seasons, including a three-year stint in New England (2018-20). A sixth-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2009, he spent the first eight years of his career in Nashville before joining the Cleveland Browns in 2017 (the year they finished 0-16) prior to joining the Patriots in time for their run to Super Bowl LIII.
Not only was it Jason's first championship, but New England's three playoff games in 2018 were the first three of Jason's career.
Devin and Jason have an older brother, Larry White.
Devin married his girlfriend Michelle Powell in 2016. The couple has two kids together, a daughter Londyn and a son Brayden.