Released by Detroit during preseason.
Four-year player at NC State (2001-04) as a CB, WR and return specialist…2004 Started all 11 games at CB as a senior…Named Team Most Outstanding Defensive Player…Made 40 tackles, 7 PKD and 1 forced fumble… Led team with 3 INT…2003 Transitioned from WR to CB during spring work-outs…Started 4 games including the Tangerine Bowl… Led team with 10 PKD…Finished the season with 26 total tackles…2002 Played in 13 games, starting 4 games…Caught 26 passes for 289 yards and a TD… 2001 Played in 11 games and recorded 11 catches for 164 yards and a TD.
Dovonte studied sports management at NCSU and played both basketball and football as a freshman. He gave up basketball to focus on football as a sophomore. Dovonte attended Chapel Hill H.S. where he was selected to play in the North Carolina Shrine Bowl and was named North Carolina Offensive Player of the Year. In the off-season, Dovonte spends time in his hometown of Chapel Hill running football camps for children around the city. He is an avid basketball fan and player, and says basketball is his first love. He is engaged to Tekisha and enjoys spending time with his family.