Corey Winfield

#20 Corey Winfield

CB | r-Sr. | 6-1 | 190 | St. Louis, Mo. | Riverview Gardens/Syracuse

2016 (r-Jr.)

  • Two-year starter at Syracuse
  • Played in 31 career games for the Orange and finished with with 85 tackles, three sacks, 4.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, six pass breakups and  a forced fumble
  • Started all 12 games at cornerback
  • Finished with 41 tackles, including 31 unassisted tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, one interception and four pass breakups
  • Tied for team lead in pass breakups
  • Season-high seven tackles at Boston College

2015 (r-Jr.)

  • In 2015 as a sophomore, he started the first eight games of the season at cornerback before missing the last four games due to injury
  • Recorded tackles (26 solo), including two sacks, three pass breakups, one forced fumble, and tied for the team lead with two interceptions
  • Against Rhode Island in the season opener, made one tackle in his first career start and returned his first career interception 24 yards for the game’s opening touchdown
  • Credited with four solo tackles, one pass breakup, and intercepted a pass for the second straight game against Wake Forest
  • At Virginia, set career highs for tackles (8), sacks (2), and forced the first fumble of his career
  • Recorded five tackles at Florida State before exiting the game late in the fourth quarter with an injury
  • ACC Honor Roll selection
  • Member of the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semester

2014 (r-So.)

  • As a redshirt freshman, moved from wide receiver to cornerback and played in all 12 games, mostly on special teams
  • Recorded 14 tackles on the season, including assisting on a tackle for loss
  • Made his collegiate debut in the season opener against Villanova and had one tackle

2013 (Fr.)

  • Redshirted

High School

  • Coached by Kendrick Walker at Riverview Gardens
  • As a senior, recorded 18 catches for 389 yards and nine touchdowns, and returned six kickoffs for touchdowns
  • As a junior, caught 27 passes for 510 yards and scored a team-high nine touchdowns
  • As a sophomore, had 16 catches for 323 yards and three touchdowns


  • Birthday is September 2
  • Son of Corey Sr., and Tina Winfield
  • One of two children
  • Graduated from Syracuse with a bachelor’s degree in communications and rhetorical studies
  • Will be pursuing his master’s degree in corporate and organizational communication
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