Cornerback Domonique Foxworth was elected president of the NFL Players Association, the union announced Sunday.
Foxworth, who is a free agent after being released by the Baltimore Ravens this offseason, was elected without opposition at the union meetings in Marco Island, Fla., according to the announcement.
He succeeds retired center Kevin Mawae.
“One of the most important things I learned from Kevin is about responsibility,” Foxworth said in a written statement released by the union. “Players like to say, ‘The NFLPA is our organization.’ There is a wealth of experience and talent in this room, and I will reach out to each and every one of you about your interests and passions. If we work as hard as we did during the lockout now in peacetime, we will be the strongest organization in the world.”
The union, according to the announcement, elected Tennessee Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light, New York Jets guard Brandon Moore and Cleveland Browns tight end Ben Watson as new members of the ruling executive committee
DeMaurice Smith was re-elected last week as the union’s executive director. Smith’s next contract is to be negotiated with the new executive committee.