Albert Haynesworth, III (born June 17, 1981 in Hartsville, South Carolina) is an American football defensive tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round (15th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.
Haynesworth has been selected to two Pro Bowls in his career and was considered "the most dominant defensive tackle in the league" when he signed a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins in February 2009.
Haynesworth attended Hartsville High School in Hartsville, South Carolina, participating in football, track, and shotput. Playing under head coach Lewis Lineberger, Haynesworth accounted for 150 tackles, 56 tackles for loss, six sacks, and six fumble recoveries during his junior year; he followed that by tallying 110 tackles, 51 quarterback pressures and six sacks as a senior in 1999.