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Ronyell Whitaker

Ronyell Whitaker

Former American football player, real estate agent
Ronyell Whitaker
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Intro Former American football player, real estate agent
A.K.A. Ron Whitaker
Is American football player Football player Athlete Canadian football player
From United States of America
Type Sports
Gender male
Birth 19 March 1979
Age 41 years
Star sign Pisces
Stats
Height: 69 in
Weight: 196 lbs
Education
Lake Taylor High School
Sports Teams
Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
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Biography

Ronyell Whitaker (born March 19, 1979) is a former professional American football cornerback. He was signed by the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2003, and played for the Minnesota Vikings, the Detroit Lions and the CFL's Winnipeg Blue Bombers before retiring from professional football in 2009.

Early years

Ronyell Deshawn Whitaker was born March 19, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia, the son of Sylvonia Whitaker and the nephew of boxer Pernell 'Sweet Pea' Whitaker.

He graduated from Norfolk's Lake Taylor High School, where he "lettered four years as a running back, defensive back and return man"; he scored 44 touchdowns and ran for 3,458 yards.

Whitaker played college football at Virginia Tech, where he was "rated the No. 8 cornerback in the nation by The Sporting News [and] ranked the No. 10 cornerback by Lindy's."

Professional career

In 2006, he led NFL Europe in interceptions and defensive touchdowns, with 141 return yards and two touchdowns, and was named to the All NFL Europe team. In one of his games in the NFLE in 2006, his 100-yard interception return for a score was his team's sole touchdown of the game. On November 6, 2007, the Vikings released him.

Whitaker spent a brief stint with the Detroit Lions (NFL) before being released just before the beginning of 2008-2009 season. Whitaker then signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was released on June 25, 2009.

Career after football

As of 2013, Whitaker is back in Minnesota, living with his fiancé and working as part of a Minneapolis–Saint Paul area real estate team, specializing in relocation transactions for the Vikings, as well as short sales.

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