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Kayvon Webster
Kayvon Webster
Webster with the Denver Broncos in 2013
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1991-02-01) February 1, 1991 (age 27)
Miami, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Miami Gardens (FL) Pace
College: South Florida
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 121
Forced fumbles: 1
Fumble recoveries: 0
Pass deflections: 21
Interceptions: 2
Player stats at NFL.com

Kayvon Webster (born February 1, 1991) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Florida. He has also played for the Los Angeles Rams.

High school career[edit]

A native of Miami, Florida, Webster attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Florida, where he was a letterman in football and track. In football, he saw action on both sides of the ball and as a return specialist and was a two-time first team All-Dade selection. During his junior season, he caught 30 passes for 500 yards with eight touchdowns on offense, while also adding 65 tackles, four sacks, seven forced fumbles and 10 fumble recoveries on defense. Academically, he carried a 3.0 GPA.[1]

In addition to football, Webster was a standout track & field athlete, Webster was one of the state's top performer in the sprinting events. He earned All-Dade County First Team 3A track and field honors in 2007 and All-Dade County First Team 3A football honors in 2008. He was tabbed All-American by Track & Field News in the 4 × 100 m in 2009. He led the Pace Spartans 4 × 100 m relay team to three straight Florida 2A state championships his sophomore and junior seasons, and posted the fastest time in the nation in the 4 × 100 m relay with a time of 40.54 seconds as a senior, setting the state meet record in the process.[2][3] He took silver in the 100 meters at the 2009 Region 4 meet, with a time of 10.67 meters. Additionally, he was also timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash and posted a 245-pound bench press.

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Webster was rated as the 28th-best safety in the nation, 29th according to Scout.com. He was also ranked as the 32nd-best prospect as an athlete by ESPN.com. He chose USF over scholarship offers from Miami, Florida and Auburn, among others.[4]

College career[edit]

Webster attended the University of South Florida, where he played college football for the South Florida Bulls football team from 2009 to 2012. He was a second-team All-Big East Conference selection in 2011. He graduated from South Florida with a bachelor's degree in health science in December 2012.

In addition to football, Webster competed as a sprinter at USF, where he competed as a sophomore and junior. In 2010, he qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100m and 200 meters. He earned All-Big East honors after placing 3rd in the 4 × 100 m relay event at the BIG EAST Championships in a school record of 40.75 seconds.[5] In 2011, he took fifth in the 60 meters at the BIG EAST Championships, with a time of 6.91 seconds.[6] He was a member of the 4 × 100 m relay that placed 2nd at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 40.77 seconds, nearly broking the previous record.[7] He recorded a career-best time of 6.83 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the BIG EAST Conference Championships. His personal-best time in the 100 meters came at the USF Collegiate Invitational in 2012, where took silver with a time of 10.5 seconds.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
195 lb
(88 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
8 12 in
(0.22 m)
4.34 s 1.50 s 2.46 s 4.17 s 6.89 s 35 in
(0.89 m)
10 ft 5 in
(3.18 m)
14 reps
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[9][10]

Denver Broncos[edit]

Webster was selected 90th overall by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.[11]

In a win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 5 of the 2013 season, Webster recorded his first career forced fumble, when he forced Dez Bryant to fumble the ball. It was recovered by safety Duke Ihenacho. In the very next game against Jacksonville, Webster intercepted quarterback Chad Henne, to get the first interception of his career.

Webster played a key role in the special teams unit during the postseason. On February 7, 2016, Webster was part of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50. In the game, the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 24–10.[12]

Webster was placed on injured reserve on December 28, 2016 after suffering a concussion in Week 16.[13]

Los Angeles Rams[edit]

On March 13, 2017, Webster signed a two-year contract with the Los Angeles Rams.[14] He started 11 games in his first season as a Ram before suffering a ruptured Achilles in Week 14. He was placed on injured reserve on December 11, 2017.[15]

On April 6, 2018, Webster was released by the Rams due to a failed physical.[16]

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