Selected by Cleveland Browns in the fifth round (160th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft, April 24, 2010…Waived by Browns, Sept. 4, 2010…Re-signed by Browns to practice squad, Sept. 5, 2010…Signed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nov. 30, 2010…Waived by Buccaneers, Aug. 31, 2012…Signed by Indianapolis Colts as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 1, 2013…Waived by Colts, Aug. 31, 2013…Signed by Colts, Oct. 4, 2013…Waived/injured by Colts, Nov. 15, 2013...Signed by Oakland Raiders as a free agent, Aug. 6, 2014...Waived/injured by Raiders, Aug. 26, 2014...Placed on reserve/injured list by Raiders, Aug. 27, 2014...Waived by Raiders, Sept. 2, 2014...Re-signed by Raiders, Oct. 29, 2014…Re-signed by Raiders as a restricted free agent, April 8, 2015.
AT A GLANCE
CAREER: Experienced safety who has seen significant action on defense and special teams…Has played in 23 NFL games with the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders…Career totals include 34 tackles (28 solo), one INT, one pass defensed and two forced fumbles with an additional nine special teams tackles…Saw extended action at safety for Oakland in 2014, setting a career high with 23 tackles in only six games.
2014: Played in six games with two starts before suffering season-ending shoulder and quad injuries...Totaled 23 tackles (18 solo) and one forced fumble...Was in training camp with the Raiders, playing in three preseason games before being waived/injured on Aug. 26…Re-signed with the team on Oct. 29...Placed on the reserve/injured list on Dec. 13...(11/2) at Sea.: Made Raiders debut, seeing significant time on defense and special teams...Set a Raiders season high with three special teams tackles...Added two solo stops on defense...(11/9) vs. Den.: Made first career start at strong safety, replacing S Brandian Ross, who moved into the nickel cornerback slot...Eclipsed his previous personal best with a career-high 11 tackles (nine)...Tackle total matched his career total entering the 2014 season...(11/16) at SD: Posted one solo tackle...(11/20) vs. KC: Started second game at strong safety as Raiders opened in a nickel package on defense...Racked up nine tackles (six), including a pair of down-field stops that saved potential touchdowns...Forced a fumble with a hit on RB Jamaal Charles in the third quarter...Added two special teams tackles, posting stops in kickoff coverage...(11/30) at StL.: Saw action on defense and special teams...(12/7) vs. SF: Saw action despite suffering a second-quarter quad injury.
2013 (with Ind.): Saw action in five games during the regular season, primarily on special teams…Suffered a hamstring injury on Nov. 13…Waived/injured by the Colts on Nov. 15.
2012 (with TB): Played in all four preseason games with the Buccaneers before being waived on Aug. 31.
2011 (with TB): Played in 10 games, recording 10 tackles (nine solo) and one forced fumble on defense, adding three special teams tackles…(10/9) at SF: Saw action at safety and recorded one solo tackle…(10/23) vs. Chi.: Made one special teams tackle…(11/13) vs. Hou.: Recorded two solo tackles at the safety position, adding one special teams stop…(1/1/12) at Atl.: Recorded a career-high seven tackles (six solo) including one for a loss…Forced a fumble by stripping RB Jacquizz Rodgers on Tampa Bay’s own 1-yard line in the fourth quarter…Added one special teams tackle.
2010 (with Cle. and TB): Spent most of the year on the Browns’ practice squad…Signed to the Buccaneers active roster on Nov. 30…Played in two games, registering one solo tackle, one special teams tackle and an INT…(12/26) vs. Sea.: Recorded one solo tackle…(1/2/11) at NO: Logged the only INT of his career, picking off QB Drew Brees at the end of the first half, and returned it four yards.
COLLEGE: Started 36-of-39 games at Nebraska after transferring from Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College…Registered 224 career tackles, one sack, three forced fumbles and three INTs at Nebraska…Earned first-team All-Big 12 honors as a senior after recording 79 tackles, two forced fumbles and two INTs…Returned an INT 74 yards for a TD against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2009…Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention accolades in 2007 and 2008…Converted from linebacker to defensive back after enrolling at Nebraska…Majored in economics and earned secondary degrees in sociology and ethnic studies…Recorded 76 tackles, one INT and three blocked kicks as a redshirt freshman at Coffeyville Community College in 2006…Earned All-Jayhawk League honors and honorable mention All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
PERSONAL: Attended Hayfield High School in Alexandria, Va. …Earned all-league honors as a running back in the AAA Patriot Division as voted by the Washington Post.
Oakland Raiders safety Larry Asante spoke to reporters in the locker room and put the Bengals game in the rear view mirror and looked ahead to Sunday against Baltimore.