Selected by the New England Patriots in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, April 29, 2011…Waived by Patriots, Aug. 28, 2013…Signed by New York Jets to practice squad, Oct. 23, 2013…Re-signed by Jets as a reserve/future free agent, Jan. 6, 2014…Waived by Jets, Aug. 24, 2014…Signed by Oakland Raiders to practice squad, Sept. 1, 2014…Signed by Raiders to active roster, Dec. 13, 2014.
AT A GLANCE:
2014 (with NYJ and Oak.): Spent the offseason and training camp with the Jets before being waived at the end of camp…Signed to the Raiders’ practice squad before the start of the season…Appeared in the Raiders’ final three games of the season…(12/14) at KC: Saw his first NFL action since 2012, and made his Raiders debut, contributing on special teams and defense…(12/21) vs. Buf.: Saw action on defense, playing in the dime package…(12/28) at Den.: Saw significant action at safety, posting three tackles (two solo).
2013 (with NE and NYJ): Spent training camp with the Patriots before being waived after the third preseason game...Signed by the Jets to their practice squad on 10/23, spending the final 10 weeks of the season with New York.
2012 (with NE): Played in seven games and registered seven tackles with one pass defensed...Placed on the reserve/injured list (Oct. 26) following a game vs. the Jets...(9/9) at Ten.: Registered a career-high four tackles (three solo) in season opener.
2011 (with NE): Started the first two games of his rookie season...Suffered a hip injury that ultimately landed him on the reserve/injured list (Oct. 29)...Finished the season with three tackles...(9/12) at Mia.: Started in his NFL debut as he posted two solo tackles.
COLLEGE: Started in 25-of-40 games at Virginia from 2007-10...Totaled 160 tackles, 29 passes defensed, 7.5 tackles for loss and one sack...Totaled eight INTs in his collegiate career…Became the 11th Virginia player to lead the team in INTs in consecutive seasons (2007-08)…As a freshman in 2007, led the Cavaliers in INTs with two, and added two forced fumbles…Added three picks as a sophomore…Totaled a career-high 58 tackles (40 solo) as a junior in 2009…Also recorded three INTs and his only collegiate sack…Played in five games as a senior in 2010…Majored in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Deep Creek (Va.) High School where he competed in football, basketball and track...Was a two-time second-team all-district selection in basketball…Played one postgraduate season at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., before attending Virginia…Received a four-star rating from Rivals.com and three stars from Scout.com…Ranked the eighth-best prep school player by Rivals.com…Named the 20th-best player in Virginia following his senior year at Deep Creek HS by the Roanoke Times, 22nd by SuperPrep, 25th by TheSabre.com, 26th on the Charlottesville Daily Progress "Silver List" and 28th by Rivals.com.
A behind the scenes look with a mic'd up Dan Williams on the Raiders sidelines during their Week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos.
Oakland Raiders linebackers Lorenzo Alexander, Neiron Ball and offensive lineman Matt McCants visited McKinley Elementary School in San Leandro, Calif. to award the SLSD with a $10,000 “Hometown” Grant.
Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio spoke to the media Monday afternoon following his team's 16-10 Week 5 loss to the Denver Broncos.