Selected by Oakland Raiders in first round (12th overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 25, 2013.
At a glance
COLLEGE: Played two years at Houston after transferring from Navarro Junior College...Garnered All-Conference USA honors in each of his two seasons at Houston...Played in 22 games with 21 starts before having his senior season cut short due to an injury to his inferior vena cava, suffered in a practice collision...Recorded six interceptions, 127 tackles (90 solo), one sack, 11 tackles for loss, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and 19 passes defensed in two seasons...As a senior, started all nine games in which he appeared...Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors despite missing last portion of the season due to his injury...Ranked second on the team with four interceptions and eight passes defensed...Returned two of four interceptions for touchdowns, including a 75-yard return at SMU and a 95-yard return vs. UTEP...Had two interceptions vs. UTEP...Also picked off a pass and forced a fumble at UCLA...Recorded a fumble recovery vs. UAB...Posted a career-high 10 tackles vs. Louisiana Tech and had nine-tackle games against North Texas and UAB...Named Conference USA Defensive Newcomer of the Year as a junior...Named second-team All-Conference USA...Led team with 11 passes defensed and finished fifth on team with two interceptions...Forced a team-high five fumbles...Forced a fumble in each of the season's final five games...Recovered two fumbles...Had eigh ttackles for loss and one sack...Returned an interception 54 yards for a score at UAB...Posted two tackles for loss in 2012 TicketCity Bowl victory over Penn State...Had five tackles, two tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery vs. Rice...Had nine tackles against Marshall and eight stops each against Tulsa and Southern Mississippi...Helped lead Navarro Junior College to the 2010 NJCAA national championship...Played in 11 games, posting 35 tackles (33) as a sophomore...Ranked No. 41 on Rivals.com's top-50 junior college players...Had three interceptions, including one return for a touchdown...Registered six passes defensed...Played in 10 games as a freshman, totaling 23 tackles...Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Fort Bend Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas.
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