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David Amerson
CB #29
Height:
6-1
Weight:
205
Age:
25
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Honolulu, HI
Experience:
5

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
15
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 248 214 34 0.0 0 63 8 73 -- 45 2 2 1
2017 OAK 5 5 15 11 4 0.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2016 OAK 15 15 64 56 8 0.0 -- 16 2 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2015 OAK 14 12 58 53 5 0.0 0 25 4 28 7 24 1 1 --
2015 WAS 2 0 2 2 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 WAS 15 15 61 52 9 0.0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 WAS 16 8 48 40 8 0.0 0 10 2 45 22.5 45 1 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 26-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NYJ W 45-20 1 1 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS L 10-27 6 3 3 0.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 10-16 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BAL L 17-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 LAC L 16-17 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Washington Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Waived by Redskins, Sept. 21, 2015... Claimed via waivers by Oakland Raiders, Sept. 22, 2015.

CAREER: Experienced cornerback enters his third season with the Silver and Black following his first full year in 2016 after joining via waivers during the 2015 campaign... Tied a career high with 15 starts in 2016, while posting a career-high 64 tackles (56 solo) in his first full season with the Raiders... Ranks second in the NFL since 2015 with 42 passes defensed... In 2015, needed only 14 games, with 12 starts, to set the Raiders franchise record for passes defensed in a season with 26... Ranked second on the team with four INTs, including one INT-TD for the team's only defensive TD... Started all 15 games in which he played in 2014... Played in all 16 games as a rookie after being selected as the Redskins' top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft... Made his NFL debut in the 2013 season opener at only 21 years old... Career totals include 62 games played, with 50 starts, 234 tackles (204), eight INTs with two INT-TDs, 58 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Washington Redskins in the second round (51st overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft... Waived by Redskins, Sept. 21, 2015... Claimed via waivers by Oakland Raiders, Sept. 22, 2015.

CAREER: Experienced cornerback enters his third season with the Silver and Black following his first full year in 2016 after joining via waivers during the 2015 campaign... Tied a career high with 15 starts in 2016, while posting a career-high 64 tackles (56 solo) in his first full season with the Raiders... Ranks second in the NFL since 2015 with 42 passes defensed... In 2015, needed only 14 games, with 12 starts, to set the Raiders franchise record for passes defensed in a season with 26... Ranked second on the team with four INTs, including one INT-TD for the team's only defensive TD... Started all 15 games in which he played in 2014... Played in all 16 games as a rookie after being selected as the Redskins' top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft... Made his NFL debut in the 2013 season opener at only 21 years old... Career totals include 62 games played, with 50 starts, 234 tackles (204), eight INTs with two INT-TDs, 58 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.

2016: Played in 15 games in his second season with the Raiders, tying a career high by starting in all of them and missing one with a knee injury... Posted a career-high 64 tackles (56 solo), while recording two INTs and tied for the team lead with 14 passes defensed... (9/11) at NO: Made his first start of the season, posting four tackles... (9/18) vs. Atl.: Registered his and the Raiders' first INT of the 2016 season when he picked off QB Matt Ryan in the back of the end zone to bring Atlanta's drive to a halt, keeping the Raiders ahead 14-13 early in the third quarter... Finished with eight tackles (seven), one INT and a team-high three passes defensed... Left the game in the fourth quarter with a concussion... (9/25) at Ten.: Recorded three tackles (two) and four passes defensed... In his last two outings against the Titans, has amassed five tackles (four), 10 passes defensed and one INT... (10/2) at Bal.: Started and recorded four tackles (three) in the win while shadowing WR Steve Smith Sr. for the majority of the day... (10/9) vs. SD: In his fifth start of the season, posted three tackles and added one pass defensed... (10/16) vs. KC: Recorded seven (four) tackles... (10/23) at Jac.: Played and started in his seventh game of the season... On third-and-7 from Oakland's 18-yard line, picked off a QB Blake Bortles pass in the end zone to bring the Jaguars' drive to a halt... The INT marked his second of the season... Played on every defensive snap, finished with four tackles, one INT and two passes defensed... (10/30) at TB: With CB Sean Smith exiting for the day on the second play of the game, was matched up with Buccaneers' number one WR Mike Evans for the majority of the day and held him to 50 yards receiving... Finished with four tackles and one pass defensed... (11/6) vs. Den.: In the absence of Smith, helped hold the Broncos' top two receivers to just 103 yards and zero touchdowns... Registered five tackles on the evening... Helped the team hold the Broncos' offense to 299 total yards... (11/21) vs. Hou.: Recorded another pass defensed, his fourth in his last four games, along with four tackles (three) in his 10th start of the season... Helped hold Texans star WR DeAndre Hopkins to just 58 yards receiving... (12/4) vs. Buf.: Returned to the defense after missing the previous week's game with a knee injury, and recorded five tackles and one key pass defensed on third down... The stop resulted in the offense taking their first lead of the game... (12/8) at KC: Added four more tackles to his stat sheet to total 55 on the season... (12/18) at SD: Tallied six tackles, his most since Week 6 and registered his team-leading 14th pass defensed while playing every snap on defense... (12/24) vs. Ind.: Started in his 14th game, second most in his career and recorded one tackle in the victory... (1/1/17) at Den.: Tied a career high with his 15th start of the season and recorded two tackles (one)... His two tackles set a personal single-season best (64)... Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Played nearly every snap on defense in his first career postseason appearance and recorded two tackles (one).

2015 (with Was. and Oak.): Played two games with Washington before being claimed via waivers by Oakland prior to Week 3... In 14 games and 12 starts with the Raiders, set a team record for passes defensed in a season with 26... Ranked second on the team with a career-high four INTs and posted the unit's only defensive TD... Totaled a career-best 62 tackles (57 solo) on the year with one forced fumble... (9/13) vs. Mia.: Notched two tackles and one pass defensed in the season opener... (9/27) at Cle.: Saw significant action at cornerback in Raiders debut... Totaled three tackles (two)... (10/4) at Chi.: Made first start of the season and notched seven tackles (five)... Forced a fumble, which was recovered by the Raiders to set up a FG drive... Also recorded one pass defensed... (10/11) vs. Den.: Made second straight start, posting five tackles (four) and one pass defensed... (10/25) at SD: Credited with six tackles (five) and one pass defensed... (11/1) vs. NYJ: Posted seven solo tackles and two passes defensed... (11/8) at Pit.: Recorded first INT as a Raider, picking off QB Ben Roethlisberger in the third quarter... Posted a career-high eight solo tackles and three passes defensed... (11/22) at Det.: Started in a sub package and racked up four passes defensed... (11/29) at Ten.: Registered perhaps his finest game as a pro, totaling six passes defensed and one INT... Pass defensed total marked the highest single-game mark in Raiders history according to STATS, LLC. ... Picked off QB Marcus Mariota in the third quarter, halting a potential scoring drive deep in Raiders territory... Batted away a pass on a third-and-5 play in the first quarter to force a punt... Credited with two solo tackles... (12/6) vs. KC: Notched four solo tackles and one pass defensed... (12/13) at Den.: Credited with four solo tackles and one pass defensed... (12/20) vs. GB: Recorded his third INT of the season, picking off QB Aaron Rodgers at the Oakland goal line in the fourth quarter... Credited with three passes defensed... Also posted six solo tackles... (12/24) vs. SD: Posted another standout performance, notching five solo tackles and two passes defensed... (1/3/16) at KC: Posted his second career INT return for a TD... Jumped in front of an out route in the second quarter, picking off QB Alex Smith and returning the INT 24 yards for a TD... Also credited with two solo tackles and one pass defensed, increasing his franchise-record total to 26 as a Raider on the season.

2014 (with Was.): Started all 15 games he played, missing only Week 12 game against San Francisco... Posted a career high 61 tackles (52 solo) with seven passes defensed... (9/7) at Hou.: Tied for third on the team with five tackles... (9/14) vs. Jac.: Registered four solo tackles and two passes defensed... (9/21) at Phi.: Recorded four solo tackles... (9/25) vs. NYG: Started and posted eight tackles (six)... (10/6) vs. Sea.: Made three solo tackles... .(10/12) at Ari.: Made two solo tackles... (10/19) vs. Ten.: Started and recorded two solo tackles in the win... (10/27) at Dal.: Started in an overtime win, making four solo tackles... (11/2) at Min.: Started and contributed five solo tackles and one pass defensed... (11/16) vs. TB: Started and accrued five tackles (three)... (11/20) at Ind.: Started and recorded one solo tackle and one pass defensed... (12/7) vs. StL.: Started and made three tackles (two)... (12/14) at NYG: Started and registered six tackles (four)... (12/20) vs. Phi.: Started and recorded five tackles (four) in the victory.

2013 (with Was.): Appeared in all 16 games during his rookie season, earning eight starts... Made 47 tackles (39 solo) and recorded two INTs, and one 45-yard INT-TD... (9/9) vs. Phi.: Started at cornerback in his NFL debut, registering four tackles (two) and one pass defensed... (9/15) at GB: Made six tackles (five)... (9/22) vs. Det.: Started as the team's third cornerback and posted three tackles (two) with two passes defensed... (9/29) at Oak.: Recorded his first career INT, returning it 45 yards for a TD... The 45-yard INT return for a TD was the longest by a Redskins' rookie since 1999... (10/20) vs. Chi.: Tied for second on the team with five tackles (three) and added one pass defensed... (10/27) at Den.: Started and contributed three solo tackles and one pass defensed... (11/13) vs. SD: Started and recorded six tackles (five) and the second INT of his career... (11/17) at Phi.: Started and posted five solo tackles... (11/25) vs. SF: Contributed one solo tackle... (12/1) vs. NYG: Recorded three tackles (two), one forced fumble and one pass defensed... (12/8) vs. KC: Finished with two solo tackles... (12/15) at Atl.: Started and recorded three solo tackles... (12/22) vs. Dal.: Started and made two solo tackles... (12/29) at NYG: Posted two tackles and two passes defensed.

COLLEGE: Started the final 35 of his 39 games at North Carolina State... Recorded 18 INTs for 293 yards in returns (16.3 avg.) and three TDs... His 18 INTs tied John Talley of Duke (2003-2006) for third on the ACC's all-time list... His three INT-TDs are the most in school history and one shy of the ACC career-record of four... Recorded 169 tackles (139 solo) and two stops for loss in his career... Recovered one fumble, deflected 18 passes and gained 42 yards on a pair of kickoff returns... Won 12 of the 14 games in which he had at least one INT... As a junior in 2012, was named to the All-ACC Second Team, recording five INTs and a career-high 60 tackles (48) in 13 games started... As a sophomore in 2011, earned All-American and All-ACC honors as he set school and league season records with 13 INTs with 205 return yards, including two TDs... His 13 picks led the nation... Recipient of the Jack Tatum Award after the season, given annually to the nation's top defensive back... Named the College Football Performance Awards Defensive Back of the Year... The 13 INTs tied George Shaw of Oregon (1951) for the second-most INTs in major college history, one shy of Washington's Al Worley (14 in 1968)... Became just the third player in conference history to intercept at least 10 passes, (North Carolina's Dre Bly – 11 in 1996, and Maryland's Bob Sullivan – 10 in 1965)... In 2010, was one of just five true freshmen to start a game for the Wolfpack, playing in 13 games with nine starts... Finished with 50 tackles (39) and one pass defensed... Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL: Attended Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C. ... Starred as a safety and running back... Received a four-star rating and was ranked as the nation's 16th-best safety and sixth-best overall prospect in the state of North Carolina by Rivals.com... Was also named to the 2009 NCPreps.com 4A All-State football team... As a junior, he recorded 60 tackles and nine INTs... In his senior campaign, produced 55 tackles and six INTs... Also averaged 14 yards per punt return that season and excelled in the classroom, graduating with a 3.5 grade-point average.

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Special teams tackles – 1 in 2013, 1 in 2015; NFL totals: 2.

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 8, three times; last: 9/18/16 vs. Atl. Solo – 8, 11/8/15 at Pit. Interceptions – 1, eight times; last: 10/23/16 at Jac. Passes defensed – 6, 11/29/15 at Ten. Forced fumbles – 1, two times; last: 10/4/15 at Chi.

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