Very talented cornerback who is a returning starter ... named to the Pre-Season All-America team by The Sports Network ... also earned a spot on the 2013 All-Colonial Athletic Association pre-season team ... transfer from the University of Georgia where he played for two years ... very fast, talented defensive back with potential to play professionally ... missed spring ball due to an injury.
2012 SEASON: Starter in all 11 games ... named to All-Colonial Athletic Association second team ... made 35 tackles to finish eighth on the team ... led Tigers with two interceptions ... tied for second on team with five pass breakups ... also returned nine kickoffs for 185 yards for a 20.6 average ... led Tigers to overtime win at Delaware with four tackles and an interception in overtime that clinched the victory ... had career high eight tackles in win over Maine ... made five tackles in season opener at Kent State ... had four tackles at Louisiana State ... helped Tigers to win at Villanova with four tackles ... had two tackles and an interception against Rhode Island ... made two tackles and broke up three passes against Old Dominion ... had a 39-yard kickoff return at James Madison ... had two kickoff returns for 47 yards at Villanova ... returned two kickoffs for 45 yards in win at Delaware ... also returned a kickoff 26 yards against Delaware.
AT UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA: Two-year performer for the Bulldogs ... has two years of eligibility remaining ... played in 21 games in career at Georgia ... appeared in eight games and started once in 2011 ... made 12 tackles and forced a fumble ... also broke up one pass ... made first career start in season opener against Boise State ... member of Bulldogs team that finished the season with a 10-4 record as Southeastern Conference runners-up ... played in all 13 games as a freshman in 2010 ... made nine tackles and forced a fumble as a freshman ... had career high five tackles and forced a fumble against Coastal Carolina in 2011.
AT DEEP RUN H.S.: All-State selection at Deep Run H.S. in Virginia .... rated as No. 1 cornerback in Virginia as a senior ... made 45 tackles as a senior ... also ran for 281 yards with two touchdowns ... also returned a punt and a kickoff for a touchdown ... intercepted three passes as a junior.
PERSONAL: Has two brothers and two sisters ... stepbrother of Jerome Mathis, a former All-Pro wide receiver and kick return specialist who played for the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins ... father is a graduate of Southern Illinois who played pro football for the Seattle Seahawks ... mother is a graduate of Jackson State who works for the FBI ... born on December 31, 1990 in Chicago, Ill. ... major is mass communication.