The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Washington Redskins in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft, April 23, 2005…Re-signed by Redskins as a restricted free agent, July 29, 2010…Signed by San Francisco 49ers as an unrestricted free agent, August 3, 2011…Re-signed by 49ers as a free agent, March 16, 2012…Released by 49ers, March 11, 2014…Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, March 31, 2014.
AT A GLANCE:
CAREER: Veteran cornerback enters his first season with the Raiders, joining from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason…Earned his first Pro Bowl bid in 2011, while also garnering second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors that season…Tallied a career-high six interceptions in 2011…Started all 48 games for the 49ers from 2011-13…Spent his first six seasons with the Washington Redskins after entering the league as the ninth-overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft…Career totals include 126 games played with 116 starts, 503 tackles (392 solo) 17 interceptions, 109 passes defensed, one sack, four forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries…Has added eight games played with seven starts, 39 tackles (31 solo) and six passes defensed in the postseason.
2013 (with SF): Started all 16 games for the 49ers, helping the team reach the playoffs for the third straight year…Suffered a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the first two rounds of the playoffs before returning for the NFC Championship Game…(10/13) vs. Ari.: Registered his first INT of the season and 16th of his career, picking off Carson Palmer and returning it 11 yards…Also added a season-high 10 tackles and two passes defensed…(11/25) at Was.: Was part of a defense that held the Redskins to just 76 net passing yards, the fewest net passing yards the team had allowed since 2012...(12/1) vs. StL.: Hauled in his second INT of the season on a pass by Kellen Clemens.
2012 (with SF): Started all 16 games for the second straight season…Totaled 69 tackles (52 solo) and set a career high with three fumble recoveries…Helped the 49ers reach the Super Bowl for this first time since 1994…(9/9) at GB: Recorded first career sack in the season opener, taking down Aaron Rodgers in the first quarter…(9/23) at Min.: Recovered a fumble by Toby Gerhart in the fourth quarter…(9/30) at NYJ: Posted a career-high two fumble recoveries…Scored his third career TD on a 51-yard fumble return, which was his second of the game…(10/7) vs. Buf.: Helped the defense limit the Bills to 115 passing yards in the 45-3 victory…(10/14) vs. NYG: Played in his 100th career game and registered three passes defensed…(11/19) vs. Chi.: Was part of a defense that limited the Bear to just 143 total yards of offense…(12/16) at NE: Hauled in his first INT of the season and 15th of his career…Returned the pick 63 yards, a career long…(12/30) vs. Ari.: Started his 100th career game and posted two tackles and one pass defensed.
2011 (with SF): In his first season with the 49ers, started all 16 games for the first time in his career…Earned a trip to his first Pro Bowl and garnered second-team Associated Press All-Pro honors for the first time…Set a career high with six INTs…(9/11) vs. Sea.: Made his 49ers debut and totaled six solo tackles, helping limit the Seahawks for just 192 passing yards…(9/25) at Cin.: Intercepted Andy Dalton, marking his first INT as a 49er…(10/2) at Phi.: Picked off Michael Vick, marking the second time in his career that he has recorded an INT in back-to-back games…(10/9) vs. TB: Recorded his third INT of the season and returned it 31 yards for a TD…Marked the second TD of his career and first since 2007…(11/13) vs. NYG: Registered his first multi-INT game, intercepting Eli Manning twice…(12/19) vs. Pit.: Recorded his career-high sixth INT of the season, picking off Ben Roethlisberger and returning it 31 yards…Postseason: (1/22) vs. NYG: Tied a career-high with 12 tackles in the NFC Championship Game.
2010 (with Was.): Started 12 games in his final season with the Redskins…Missed four games due to a hamstring injury…(9/12) vs. Dal.: Totaled eight tackles and two passes defensed and was part of a unit that helped limit the Cowboys to just seven points…(9/19) vs. Hou.: Registered his first INT of the season, intercepting Matt Schaub…(10/3) at Phi.: Totaled six tackles and one forced fumble…(12/16) at Jac.: Totaled four tackles, two passes defensed and one INT of David Garrard.
2009 (with Was.): Started 15-of-16 games on the year, posting a team-high 12 passes defensed as he helped the Redskins defense finish 10th in the NFL in total defense and ninth in pass defense…(9/20) vs. StL.: Posted five tackles and one fumble recovery, while helping limit the Rams to 125 passing yards…(12/13) at Oak.: Made a season-high eight tackles (seven solo)…(12/27) vs. Dal.: Recorded three tackles and one pass defensed, which resulted in an INT.
2008 (with Was.): Played in all 16 games for the first time in his career…Recorded a team- and career-high 24 passes defensed, two INTs and one fumble recovery…His 24 passes defensed were tied for first among all players…Helped the Redskins finish fourth in the NFL in total defense and seventh in pass defense…In a six game stretch, limited Torry Holt, DeSean Jackson, Braylon Edwards, Calvin Johnson, Hines Ward and Terrell Owens to just 22 receptions for 223 yards and one TD…(9/21) vs. Ari.: Intercepted Kurt Warner and returned it 42 yards to set up the go-ahead TD…(12/28) at SF: Intercepted Shaun Hill and returned it 31 yards to set up a FG.
2007 (with Was.): Played in only seven games due a knee injury that landed him on the reserve/injured list for the final nine weeks of the season…Suffered the injury on Oct. 28 at New England…(9/17) at Phi.: Recorded a career-high 12 tackles…(10/7) vs. Det.: Posted his first career TD, when he picked off Jon Kitna and returned it 61 yards for the score.
2006 (with Was.): Started 15 games in his second NFL season, tallying a career-high with 88 tackles…Added one INT and 17 passes defensed…(11/19) at TB: Registered six tackles, two passes defensed and one forced fumble…(12/17) at NO: Posted six tackles and one INT
2005 (with Was.): Played in 12 games in his rookie season, starting five of them…A biceps injury kept him out of the final three contests, before returning for the playoffs…Added 13 tackles (10 solo) in the postseason…(10/2) vs. Sea.: Made his first career start and tied for second on the team with seven tackles and one forced fumble.
COLLEGE: Saw action in 50 games with 43 starts in four-year career at Auburn...As a senior, was a First-Team All-America selection, winner of the Jim Thorpe Award, semifinalist for the Bednarik Award and finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award, after recording 47 tackles, two INTs, 0.5 sacks and five tackles for loss in 13 starts…As a junior, started 12 games and totaled 29 tackles, one INT, one fumble recovery and nine passes defensed...Appeared in all 13 games with nine starts as a sophomore, recording 48 tackles, four INTs and nine passes defensed…Named to The Sporting News Freshman All-America second-team and the Freshman All-SEC team after posting 58 tackles, one fumble recovery and 12 passes defensed in 12 games with nine starts.
PERSONAL: Was a three-year starter at Butler High School in Augusta, Ga. …Received numerous accolades and was selected to the North-South All-Star Game and the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game…Also lettered in basketball, averaging 14.2 points per game at point guard, as well as track, in which he competed in the 100 meters (10.7 second) and the 200 meters (21.0)…Attended Hargrave Military Academy in 2000 after graduating from high school in an effort to strengthen his college qualifications and get the opportunity to test his football skills to the limit.