36 Facts About Alfonzo Dennard


Alfonzo Dennard was born on September 9,1989 and is a former American football cornerback.


Alfonzo Dennard was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 7th round with the 224th overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.


Alfonzo Dennard played in college for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers.


Alfonzo Dennard used his speed to help on special teams, returning two kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns.


Alfonzo Dennard received first-team Class A all-state honors from the Georgia Sportswriters Association.


Alfonzo Dennard played point guard in basketball and used his speed in sprint events in track.


Alfonzo Dennard received an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl and had a lackluster week of practice due to an injury that prevented him from completing the full week of practices.


Alfonzo Dennard attended the NFL combine, and was unable to perform the bench press, three-cone drill, and short shuttle due to a hip and shoulder injury.


On March 8,2012, Alfonzo Dennard opted to participate at Nebraska's pro day, along with Jared Crick, Lavonte David, Jermarcus Hardrick and Marcel Jones.


Alfonzo Dennard was the 29th cornerback selected in the 2012 NFL draft.


Alfonzo Dennard competed with Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Ras-I Dowling, Will Allen, and Sterling Moore throughout training camp for the job as the starting cornerback while Aqib Talib served his four-game suspension to begin the season.


Alfonzo Dennard suffered a hamstring injury and missed a bulk of training camp, but returned for the last preseason game.


On October 7,2012, Alfonzo Dennard made his professional regular-season debut after missing the first four games with a hamstring injury.


Alfonzo Dennard returned the interception for an 87-yard touchdown, marking the first and only one of his career.


Alfonzo Dennard finished his rookie season with 35 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, three interceptions, and a touchdown in ten games and seven starts.


Alfonzo Dennard returned to the New England Patriots' training camp and competed with Ras-I Dowling, Kyle Arrington, and Logan Ryan for the starting cornerback role.


Alfonzo Dennard was named the starting cornerback, opposite Aqib Talib, to begin the regular season.


Alfonzo Dennard missed Week 11 with a knee injury and had meniscus arthroscopy a few days after.


Alfonzo Dennard recovered in time to play in their Week 12 victory over the Denver Broncos.


Alfonzo Dennard finished the 2013 season with a career-high 40 combined tackles, eight pass deflections, and an interception.


Alfonzo Dennard started nine games and was limited to 13 games after sustaining multiple injuries throughout the season.


Alfonzo Dennard entered training camp in 2014 and faced stiff competition from Darrelle Revis, Kyle Arrington, Brandon Browner, and Logan Ryan for the vacant starting cornerback job left after the departure of Aqib Talib.


Alfonzo Dennard finished the season with 15 combined tackles, one pass deflection, and an interception in six games and four starts.


On May 5,2015, Alfonzo Dennard was waived by the Patriots.


On May 6,2015, Alfonzo Dennard was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals.


On January 16,2017, it was announced that Alfonzo Dennard was among the first five players signed to the Baltimore Brigade of the Arena Football League.


Alfonzo Dennard signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders on April 25,2017.


Alfonzo Dennard was released by the Roughriders on June 12,2017.


Alfonzo Dennard's second cousin, Darqueze Dennard, is a cornerback in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons, although Darqueze pronounces his last name de-NARD, due to a family dispute between his parents.


On July 11,2013, Alfonzo Dennard was arrested on suspicion of a DUI and admitted to this probation violation at a later court hearing.


Alfonzo Dennard was scheduled for a sentencing hearing on December 5,2013.


On March 1,2014, Alfonzo Dennard reported to the Lancaster County Adult Detention Facility in Nebraska to begin serving his 60-day jail term.


Alfonzo Dennard served the minimum 35 days and was released after given credit for good behavior and time already served.


On December 15,2015, it was reported that Alfonzo Dennard had spent five days in Lancaster County Jail after violating the terms of his probation the week prior.


Alfonzo Dennard violated the terms after failing tests for alcohol three times in a single month and failed to appear for another drug test.


Alfonzo Dennard was arrested again in Lincoln, NE on February 9,2022 for alleged third degree assault and domestic violence.