Former Ravens and Maryland cornerback Domonique Foxworth has been named chief operating officer of the National Basketball Players Association.
Foxworth was previously the president of the NFL Players Association. Retired from the NFL since 2012, Foxworth was succeeded this year by Eric Winston as the players' union president.
Foxworth last played for the Ravens in 2011 after being signed to a four-year, $27.2 million contract in 2009 to play for his hometown team. His contract was terminated before the 2012 season because of chronic problems with his right knee after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament during a noncontact drill on the first day of training camp in 2010 at McDaniel College.
Foxworth, 31, was widely praised by NFLPA union officials for being instrumental in the negotiations to end the NFL lockout in 2011 as a new collective bargaining agreement was signed.
A Randallstown native who played at Western Tech, Foxworth was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2005 NFL draft and also played for the Atlanta Falcons before joining the Ravens. He played six seasons in the NFL and recorded 266 career tackles, eight interceptions and three forced fumbles.