Drafted with the 23rd pick in the fifth-round of the 2011 NFL Draft (154th overall). Signed a multi-year extension on May 7, 2014.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
- Since 2011, leads the league in interceptions (24) and is second (Joe Haden, CLE) in passes defensed (68).
- Started all 16 games at left cornerback in 2014 in addition to all three postseason games. He recorded 57 tackles (45 solo), four interceptions, eight passes defensed and one forced fumble. He also recorded two interceptions in the playoffs.
- Led the NFL in 2013 with 8 interceptions. Started all 16 games played at left cornerback as well as all three playoff games, leading the team in interceptions (8) and passes defensed (19).
- Started all 16 games played in 2012 at left cornerback as well as both playoff games, leading the team in interceptions (8) and passes defensed (24).
- Played in all 16 games in 2011 and moved in to starting lineup after Marcus Trufant (back) and Walter Thurmond (ankle) were placed on injured reserve, starting final 10 games at left corner.
- Tied for third in franchise history with four interceptions as a rookie, along with 53 tackles (46 solo) and ranked second on team with 17 passes defensed.
HONORS: 2014: NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL, Sporting News All-Pro, MMQB All-Pro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week at San Francisco (11/27); 2013: NFC Pro Bowl, Associated Press First-Team All-Pro, Pro-Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro, Sports Illustraded All-Pro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week vs. 49ers (9/15/13) & at Giants (12/15/14); 2012: Associated Press First-Team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team, Sporting News All-Pro, Sports Illustrated All-Pro, NFC Defensive Player of the Week vs. Jets (11/11/12); 2011: All-Rookie Team (Pro Football Weekly).
COLLEGE: Played in 52 career games with 37 starts (27/15 at wide receiver, 25/22 at cornerback). Played his first three seasons at wide receiver before transitioning to cornerback prior to his senior season. Was granted a fifth season after his junior season was cut short after four games due to a knee injury. Registered 81 career catches for 1,340 yards (16.5 avg) and seven touchdowns. Tallied 112 career tackles and six interceptions at cornerback.
PERSONAL: Graduated from Dominguez High School in Compton. Ranked among the best wide receiver prospects in the nation. PrepStar All-West selection and SuperPrep All-Far West pick. Named to the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Dream Team as one of the premier recruits in the West. Listed as the 50th-best recruit in the nation by SuperPrep. Accounted for 1,030 all-purpose yards as a senior, including 870 yards on 28 catches and three punt returns for touchdowns. Recorded 45 tackles, eight pass breakups and one interception as a defensive back. First team All-CIF and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team selection in track as a senior. Communications major.