Selected by Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (219th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 10, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
2014: Key contributor on defense and special teams as a rookie, playing in 13 games with four starts...Totaled 48 tackles (40 solo), one INT, 12 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Also handled kick returning duties, bringing back 26 punts for 195 yards (7.5 avg.) and 15 kickoffs for 362 yards (24.1 avg.)...(9/7) at NYJ: Made his NFL debut, seeing significant action at cornerback in nickel situations…Forced and recovered a fumble by QB Geno Smith deep in Raiders territory, turning the ball over at the 4-yard line…Credited with four tackles (three)…(9/28) vs. Mia.: Recorded first career INT, picking off a QB Ryan Tannehill pass and returning it 28 yards in the third quarter...Credited with four solo tackles...(10/12) vs. SD: Made first career start and posted four tackles (three)…Notched four passes defensed...Returned kickoffs for the first time, returning three kicks for 85 yards with a long return of 38 yards...(10/19) vs. Ari.: Totaled eight tackles (seven) and one pass defensed...Broke up a fourth-down pass intended for TE John Carlson to force a turnover on downs...(11/2) vs. Sea.: Knocked away a first-quarter pass from QB Russell Wilson, giving him seven passes defensed on the season to set a Raiders rookie mark...Returned a third-quarter punt 27 yards to the Seahawks’ 30-yard line, setting up Oakland’s first TD drive...Also registered a season-long 42-yard kickoff return at the end of the second quarter...(11/16) at SD: Made third start of the season, opening the game as part of the nickel package...Posted five tackles (three) and one pass defensed…(12/7) vs. SF: Racked up seven solo tackles, tying a personal high…(12/21) vs. Buf.: Started at cornerback in place of an injured CB Tarell Brown...Posted four tackles (three) and two passes defensed.
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Ohio University…Appeared in 50 games with 36 starts, contributing on defense and special teams…Totaled 165 tackles (108 solo), nine INTs, 36 passes defensed, three sacks and two forced fumbles over his career…Also served as the team’s punt returner, racking up 659 return yards on 56 returns with one TD…Played in 13 games in 2013, starting 11…Tied a career high with four INTs, two of which he returned for TDs…Named to All-MAC First Team as punt returner after he led the league with a 12.7 punt return average...Earned All-MAC Third Team honors as a cornerback...Earned a medical redshirt in 2012 after he suffered a season-ending injury in preseason camp…Played in 14 games in 2011, starting 12…Recorded career highs in tackles (49), passes defensed (17) and INTs (four)…Named All-MAC Second Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Second Team and Collegesportsmadness.com All-MAC Second Team…Started all 12 games in 2010…Finished the season with 39 tackles (25 solo), two forced fumbles, five passes defensed and 19 punt returns for 197 yards...Redshirted in 2009…Played in 11 games as a true freshman in 2008…Totaled 35 tackles (17 solo) and one INT.
PERSONAL: Attended De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. …Lettered for two seasons on state championship team...Totaled 90 tackles, two forced fumbles, two INTs and 10 pass deflections...Also blocked one punt...Voted first-team all-conference as a senior...Honor roll student…Active in the Northern California community, helping refurbish the playground at Emerson Elementary in 2015…As a rookie, participated in Clorox Clean Classrooms, Toys for Tots drives and the NFL Play 60 Character Camp…Represented the Raiders in presenting High School Coach of the Week honors at Skyline High School and Castlemont High School…Brother, Domonick, played football at Portland State...Brother, Eric, played football at New Mexico State.