Gary Baxter (born November 24, 1978) is an American Football player for the Cleveland Browns. His size, listed at six feet two inches, 215 pounds, has given him the ability to play both safety and cornerback in the NFL.
Baxter was drafted out of Baylor University in the second round, with the 62nd overall pick of the 2001 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens. After playing in a situational and reserve role for Baltimore during his rookie season, Baxter started 46 games over the next three years (eight at safety, 38 at cornerback). During this time, he became a solid, if unspectacular member of one of the NFL's best defenses. For his career, he has recorded five interceptions, 36 passes defensed, three sacks, 253 tackles, and two forced fumbles.
On March 2, 2005, Baxter signed a six-year, $30 million free agent contract with the Browns that included a $10.5 million signing bonus.