Devon Witherspoon Biography
Devon Marquis Witherspoon is an eminent American football player who is presently playing as a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle Seahawks. Devon was a college football player at Illinois, where he was named the 2022 Tatum–Woodson Defensive Back of the Year. In the 2023 NFL Draft Witherspoon was drafted by the Seahawks fifth overall.
Devon Witherspoon Age
Devon Witherspoon was born in Pensacola, Florida, United States, on December 11, 2000, and presently Devon is 23 years of age.
Devon Witherspoon Height
Witherspoon stands at a moderate stature of 6 feet 0 inches (Approximately 1.83 m).
Devon Witherspoon Family
He was born and nurtured in Pensacola, Florida, United States by his loving and supportive parents. Devon’s mother is named Rhasheda Bickley who brought up Devon all alone working long hours as an EKG tech. There is no clear information concerning his siblings thus these details will be updated as soon as Devon does.
Devon Witherspoon Wife
Devon is in a romantic relationship with Nijeria McClain who is a model. Devon’s mother was born on July 6, 2001, in Pensacola, Florida, and presently he is 22 years old.
Devon Witherspoon Education
He studied at Pine Forest High School based in Pensacola, Florida. At first, Devon concentrated his athletic abilities on basketball until his junior year of high school when he started playing football. After recording two touchdowns, 74 tackles, and seven interceptions, Devon was the Pensacola News Journal Defensive Player of the Year in 2018 as a senior. Devon committed to play college football at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Devon Witherspoon Salary
Devon signed with the Seattle Seahawks a four-year contract worth $31,861,152.
Devon Witherspoon’s Net Worth
Witherspoon has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million US dollars.
Devon Witherspoon Career
In 2019 Devon was the only true freshman to begin on defense for the Illinois Fighting Illini. Devon wound up playing in every game, making 33 tackles. Devon recorded two interceptions and 33 tackles as a sophomore in 2020. In 2021 Witherspoon played and started 10 games his junior year, completing with one sack and 52 tackles. In 2022 Devon went back to Illinois his senior year, starting the year as the Big Ten Conference leader in passes defended.
During his stint, Devon was regarded as the leading trash-talker on the Fighting Illini team. Witherspoon was named one of twelve finalists for the Jim Thorpe Award during his senior year, the award is given to the country’s top defensive back. He was named a consensus All-American at the season’s conclusion and was chosen as the 2022 Tatum–Woodson Defensive Back of the Year, an award presented to the top defensive back in the Big Ten Conference.
In the 2023 NFL Draft Devon was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks fifth overall. The Seahawks acquired this draft pick as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos in the prior offseason. Devon recorded his first career interception on a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones against the New York Giants in a 24-3 win in Week 4 of the 2023 season.
Devon went back to the interception 97 yards for a pick-six, the second-longest pick-six in team history, the longest being in Week 13 of the 2018 season a 98-yard pick-six by Bobby Wagner against the San Francisco 49ers. That same game, Devon became the third recruit in NFL history to record a pick-six and 2.0+ sacks in a single game, together with Andy Katzenmoyer and Todd Shell, and the first player, recruit or not, to record both a 95+ yard pick-six and 2.0+ sacks in a game since 1982 when sacks became an official stat. Devon won National Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week due to that performance.