Tawambi Settles
No. 29, 46     
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-01-19) January 19, 1976 (age 44)
Place of birth: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Career information
College: Duke
Undrafted in 1998
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1998)*
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
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Tawambi Jahmon Settles (born January 19, 1976) is a former American football defensive back who played one season with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Duke University and attended The McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was also a member of the Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, New York/New Jersey Hitmen, Grand Rapids Rampage, Detroit Fury, Toronto Argonauts, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Early yearsEdit

In high school, Settles played quarterback and defensive back for the McCallie School Blue Tornado. He was an All-State, three-time All-Region, and three-time All-District selection for the Blue Tornado. He also earned four letters in basketball, three in football, two in track, and one in baseball.[1]

College careerEdit

Settles played for the Duke Blue Devils from 1994 to 1997.[2] He recorded totals of 262 tackles, 18 passes broken up, and five interceptions during his college career. He also blocked a total of eight field goals and extra points.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Settles signed with the NFL's Detroit Lions after going undrafted in the 1998 NFL Draft. He was released by the Lions during training camp.[1] He was signed to the practice squad of the Green Bay Packers later that season.[1] Settles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL and played in seven games for the team during the 1998 season.[1][3] He was signed by the NFL's New York Giants in 2000.[1]

He played for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen of the XFL in 2001, recording eleven tackles and one interception.[1]

On June 21, 2002, Settles was signed to the practice squad of the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was promoted to the active roster on June 27. He was released by the Rampage on July 15.[4] Settles signed with the AFL's Detroit Fury on July 17, 2002.[5]

He was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League on March 30, 2004.[6] He was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 9 and played in six games for the team during the 2004 season.[6][7]


External linksEdit

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