DeAngelo Willingham
No. 39     Virginia Destroyers
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-01-15) January 15, 1987 (age 34)
Place of birth: Calhoun, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee
Undrafted in 2009
Debuted in 2011 for the Virginia Destroyers
Career history
* Tampa Bay Buccaneers ( 2009)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
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DeAngelo Lamond Willingham (born January 15, 1987) is an American football cornerback for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Tennessee.

Willingham has also been a member of the Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, and New England Patriots.

Early years

Willingham attended Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, South Carolina, where he was a three-year starter at defensive back, wide receiver, and kick returner. He was a PrepStar All-American selection in 2004. He also played basketball, where he was a three-year starter at guard. In track and field, Willingham was a regional finalist in the 4x100 meter relay.

College career

Junior college

Following high school, Willingham attended the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California, where he was a two-year starter at cornerback. He was a two-time all-conference selection. As a freshman, he had three interceptions, while as a sophomore he had five interceptions and one forced fumble.

University of Tennessee

After junior college, Willingham attended the University of Tennessee. In 2007, he started eight games, recording 38 tackles. As a senior in 2008, he started 10 games and had three interceptions.

Professional career

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Willingham signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was waived by the team on August 29, 2009.

Dallas Cowboys

Willingham was claimed off waivers by the Dallas Cowboys on August 30, 2009; however, he was waived during the team's final cuts six days later.

First stint with the Patriots

On September 6, 2009, Willingham was signed to the practice squad of the New England Patriots. He was released on September 21, 2009.

Seattle Seahawks

On November 3, 2009, the Seattle Seahawks signed Willingham to their practice squad, where he spent the remainder of the season. He was re-signed to a future contract on January 6, 2010 but was waived by the team on April 28, 2010.

Cincinnati Bengals

Willingham was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on April 29, 2010. He was later waived on June 18, 2010.

Second stint with the Patriots

Willingham was signed again by the Patriots on August 9, 2010. He was waived during final cuts on September 4, 2010.

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