Vernon Hargreaves

Vernon Hargreaves
No. 28Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1995-06-03) June 3, 1995
Place of birth: Tampa, Florida
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school: Tampa (FL) Wharton
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2016
Tackles: 59
Quarterback sacks: 0.0
Interceptions: 0
Pass deflections: 6
Player stats at

Vernon Hargreaves III (born June 3, 1995) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted 11th overall by the Buccaneers in the 2016 NFL draft. He played college football at Florida.

Early years

Hargreaves attended Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida, where he played football for coach David Mitchell. As a sophomore in 2010, he had 44 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. As a junior in 2011, he had 49 tackles and two interceptions, along with 11 offensive touchdowns. As a senior in 2012, he had 110 tackles and five interceptions. He was recognized as the most valuable player (MVP) of the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.[1]

Hargreaves also competed in track & field at Wharton. As a senior in 2012, he posted a personal-best time of 22.56 seconds in the 200-meter dash at the Hillsborough County National Division.[2] At the FHSAA District Meet, he placed fourth in the 100-meter dash (11.10 s), second in the long jump (22 ft 3 12 in or 6.79 m) and twelfth in the high jump (5 ft 10 in or 1.78 m).[3]

Regarded as a five-star recruit by, Hargreaves was ranked as the nation's best cornerback recruit and the second best player overall.[4]

College career

Hargreaves accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he has played for coach Will Muschamp and Jim McElwain's Florida Gators football teams in Southeastern Conference (SEC) competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015. As a true freshman in 2013, he started 10 of 12 games, recording 38 tackles and three interceptions, and received first-team All-SEC honors at cornerback.[5][6] As a sophomore, he played 12 games with 3 interceptions, 13 passes defended, and 2 fumble recoveries on 50 tackles. As a junior, he made 4 interceptions, a forced fumble, and 4 passes defended on 33 tackles in 12 games. After his junior year, he announced his intentions to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 38 in 204 lb30 58 in8 34 in 4.50 s 1.58 s 2.62 s 3.98 s 39 in 10 ft 10 in 15 reps
All values from NFL Combine,[7][8]

Hargreaves was drafted in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with the eleventh overall pick.[9]


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