Drafted with the 14th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Signed a multi-year extension April 28, 2014.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
HONORS: 2014: NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL, Sporting News All-Pro; 2013: NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro, Sports Illustrated All-Pro; 2012: NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro; 2011: NFC Pro Bowl starter.
COLLEGE: Named a Thorpe Award finalist (nation’s top defensive back). Left school after redshirt-sophomore season and started all 27 games at Texas, posting 135 tackles (97 solo) with 7.5 stops for loss. Added 19 tackles (17 solo) with a blocked punt performing on UT’s special team coverage units. Deflected 21 passes and intercepted 10 others for 149 yards in returns. His 10 interceptions rank 11th on the school’s career record list. As a sophomore, earned All-American first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, Walter Camp Football Foundation, American Football Coaches Association AP, and Football Writers Association of America, adding second-team honors from The Sporting News. Finalist for Jim Thorpe Award, given to the Nation’s top defensive back. Unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice. Recorded 65 tackles (46 solo), one forced fumble and led the league (third in nation) with eight interceptions. His eight interceptions in 2009 set the school single-season record, topping the previous mark of seven.
PERSONAL: Attended West Orange-Stark High School (Texas). Earned all-state selection and three-year starter at DB, RB and WR. Recorded 112 career tackles with 11 interceptions, two kickoff return TDs and two punt return TDs. Also had 1,850 rushing yards and 2,140 receiving yards. Helped team to a 24-2 record over his final two seasons. Also lettered in basketball, baseball and track and field. A two-time letterman in basketball and baseball. A three-time letterman in track and field. An active member of his church in which his late grandfather, Earl Thomas, was the pastor. Was part of a rebuilding project following Hurricane Katrina. His uncle, Anthony Thomas, was a linebacker at Stephen F. Austin (1997-99).