After more than a decade in the National Football League, Drayton Florence, Jr. announced his retirement May 1, 2015.
Florence also started the next chapter in his life and completed his degree at the University of North Florida earning the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management.
See entire article here:
Drayton Florence, Jr. was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Tuskegee University.
Over his career Florence played for the following NFL teams:
San Diego Chargers
Detroit Lions (twice)
An April 23, 2013 Drayton Florence (along with Tuskegee University teammate and former NFL football player Frank Walker) was honored as one of the first two football players in the history of Tuskegee Athletics to get their numbers retired by the Tuskegee University Athletics Hall of Fame. Florence was honored for his football career at Tuskegee University and also recognized for his work with the Drayton Florence Foundation.
San Diego Chargers
October 3, 2011 Sports Illustrated Cover:
Football: Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills CB Drayton Florence (29) victorious, scoring touchdown after returning interception vs New England Patriots during 4th quarter at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Orchard Park, NY 9/25/2011
A few videos of Drayton in the NFL
Nov. 29, 2009 – Bills CB Drayton Florence leaps in the air and intercepts Chad Henne’s pass in the 4th quarter
Sept. 2, 2010 – Bills CB Drayton Florence intercepts a Matthew Stafford pass and returns it 40 yards for a TD
Nov. 21, 2010 – Drayton Florence scoops up a Cedric Benson fumble and takes it 28 yards for a touchdown
Dec. 5, 2010 – Drayton Florence reels in his second interception of the day and he runs 40 yards for the TD
Dec. 5, 2010- Buffalo Bills’ Florence reels in his second interception of the day and he runs 40 yards for the TD
Sept. 11, 2011 – Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence steps in front of a Matt Cassel pass and picks it off
Sept. 25, 2011 – Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence comes up with a deflected Tom Brady pass and returns it 27 yards for a touchdown
Nov. 27, 2011 – New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez is picked off by Buffalo Bills cornerback Drayton Florence which sets up a Buffalo touchdown
Dec. 2, 2012 – Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence picks off Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, and Luck tries to make a tackle on Florence
Aug. 22, 2013 – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is intercepted by Carolina Panthers cornerback Drayton Florence, who returns it 71 yards for the touchdown
Nov. 10, 2013 – Carolina Panthers cornerback Drayton Florence comes up with a huge interception against San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to lead Carolina to a Week 10 victory