|Date of birth:January 19, 1960|
|Place of birth: Dallas, Texas|
|College: Texas A&I|
|NFL Draft: 1982 / Round: 6 / Pick: 157|
|Debuted in 1982 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|Last played in 1996 for the Orlando Predators|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*AFL's 10th Anniversary Team (1996)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Durwood Roquemore (born January 19, 1960 in Dallas, Texas is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League, United States Football League, and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas A&M-Kingsville.
College career[edit | edit source]
Roquemore played college football at Texas A&I. While there he was a three year starter for the Javelinas and was named an All-American in 1980 and 1981. During his career he intercepted a school record 22 passes, including 10 his junior year, which was second in the nation. He was inducted into the schools Hall of Fame in 2000.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]
Roquemore was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 1982 NFL Draft. He played two seasons for the Chiefs, starting 3 of 24 games, recording five interceptions for 134 yards and a touchdown.
Houston Gamblers[edit | edit source]
First stint with Bruisers[edit | edit source]
Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]
Second stint with Bruisers[edit | edit source]
Roquemore returned to the Bruisers in 1988. Roquemore had a strong season, recording 72 tackles, 11 interceptions and a touchdown.
Albany Firebirds[edit | edit source]
In 1990 Roquemore played for the Albany Firebirds of the AFL. During the season he had 30 tackles and seven interceptions.
Orlando Predators[edit | edit source]
Roquemore joined the Orlando Predators in 1991, and would become one of the best players in AFL history. In six years with the Predators he recorded 290 tackles, and 30 interceptions.
Retirement[edit | edit source]
After the 1996 season Roquemore retired from professional football. He finished his AFL career with 427 tackles, 50 interceptions, and a touchdown. In 1996 he was selected to the Arena Football Leagues Tenth Anniversary Team and in 1999 he was elected to the Arena Football League Hall of Fame. He has the distinction of being the only player in Arena Football League history to be named First-Team All Arena five times. In 2012, during the AFL's 25th anniversary, the league named Roquemore the 21st greatest player in Arena Football League history.
In 1997 Roquemore was hired to be the defensive coordinator for the Albany Firebirds and was hired for the same position by the Houston Thunderbirds in 1998 and 1999. In 1999 he became the head coach for the Richmond Speed and remained until 2000.