PRO (23-4/0-0): Signed by the Steelers on September 7, 2012…released by the Oakland Raiders on September 3, 2012…originally drafted by the Raiders in the third round (81st overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.
2012 (9-0): 9/9 at Denver: On his first snap as a Steeler, downed a punt on the Broncos’ one-yard line. Saw action on special teams for the next four contests…10/21 at Cincinnati: Recorded a career-high two special teams tackles…10/28 vs. Washington: Inactive…11/4 at N.Y. Giants: Saw action on special teams. Inactive for the next four contests (vs. Kansas City, vs. Baltimore, at Cleveland and at Baltimore)…12/9 vs. San Diego: Saw action on special teams, recording one tackle…12/16 at Dallas: Saw action on special teams…left the game in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury and did not return.
2011 (14-4/0-0): Saw action in 14 games, making four starts in his rookie season with the Raiders…had 11 tackles, four passes defensed and one interception…added two tackles and one fumble recovery on special teams…10/9 at Houston: Started his first career game at cornerback…had three tackles and added one tackle on special teams…10/16 vs. Cleveland: Started at cornerback…had two tackles and two passes defensed…10/23 vs. Kansas City: Started at cornerback…had a career-high four tackles and had his first career interception, picking off Chiefs’ QB Matt Cassell…added two pass breakups…11/20 at Minnesota: Had one special teams tackle and recovered his first career fumble on a kickoff return.
COLLEGE: A two-sport (football and track) athlete at Miami…played in 50 games, making 21 starts for the Hurricanes…had 80 tackles, three TFLs, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. 2010: Played in all 13 games, making three starts…set career highs in interceptions (2) and pass breakups (5)…added 20 tackles and one forced fumble. 2009: Played in 12 games with eight starts…had a career-high 30 tackles…added two TFLs, three pass breakups and one interception. 2008: Played in 13 games, making two starts…had 16 tackles and one pass breakup. 2007: Saw action in 12 games, making eight starts…had 14 tackles and one pass breakup.
Attended Monsignor Pace High School (Miami Gardens, Fla.)…finished his senior season with 56 tackles and seven interceptions…added 21 receptions for 417 yards…returned two kickoffs and four punts for touchdowns in his junior year…a member of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution
Super Southern 100.