Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the second round (45th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Minter has appeared in 29 games (five starts) in his first two seasons.
2014: Played in all 16 games with five starts and recorded 49 tackles, one sack and five tackles for loss … also had one pass defensed, a QB hit and a QB pressure … collected his first three career tackles vs. SD (9/8) … made first career start and registered three tackles @ NYG (9/14) … recorded three tackles vs. SF (9/21) … totaled four unassisted tackles @ Den (10/5); also had first career tackle for loss … had two solo tackles and a pass defensed vs. Was (10/12) … notched five tackles @ Oak (10/19) … recorded three unassisted tackles vs. Phi (10/26) … registered two solo tackles vs. Det (11/16) … recorded first career sack in the fourth quarter @ Sea (11/23); totaled three tackles, including a season-best two for loss … posted three tackles and a QB hit vs. KC (12/7) … collected three solo tackles @ StL (12/11) … tied previous career high with five tackles, including one for loss vs. Sea (12/21) … started for the injured Larry Foote and had a career-high six solo tackles, including one for loss @ SF (12/28) … posted two unassisted tackles in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).
2013: Played in 13 games primarily on special teams and recorded four special teams tackles … made his NFL debut and played on special teams @ StL (9/8) … inactive (hamstring) @ NO (9/22) and @ TB (9/29) … returned and played on special teams vs. Car (10/6) … inactive @ SF (10/13) … saw action on special teams vs. Sea (10/17) and vs. Atl (10/27) … recorded his first career special teams tackle vs. Hou (11/10) … collected one special teams tackle @ Jax (11/17) … saw action on special teams @ Phi (12/1); left the game with a shoulder injury … registered a team-leading and career-high two special teams tackles @ Sea (12/22).
College: Appeared in 38 games at LSU, starting his final 27 contests at MLB before leaving for the NFL following his junior season … finished his career with 206 tackles (81 solos), five sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss and four QB pressures … also added six passes defensed, an INT, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … was a Butkus Award finalist as the nation’s top LB following his junior year in 2012, earning All-America first-team honors from Sports Illustrated and adding second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press … consensus All-SEC first-team pick was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … twice named SEC Defensive Player of the Week … started all 13 games at MLB, ranking third in the league and tied for 20th nationally with an average of 10.0 tackles per game … led the Tigers with 130 tackles, the fourth-best season total in school history … recorded five passes defensed and an INT, while also forcing a fumble ... had six games of at least 10 tackles, including a career-best 20 vs. Florida; his 20 tackles vs. Florida rank second on the LSU single-game chart ... closed out his career with 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl; the 19 tackles were an LSU bowl game record and tied for eighth in college football bowl game history … took over MLB duties as a sophomore in 2011, recording 61 tackles, his first career sack and 3.5 tackles for loss … also had a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a TD vs. Mississippi … notched his first career sack in the BCS Championship Game vs. Alabama … as a freshman in 2010, played in 11 games behind Kelvin Shepherd at MLB, finishing the season with 15 tackles … redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... graduated from high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of ’09 so he could participate in spring practice.
Personal: Attended Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA) High School where he was a Class 5A first-team All-State selection as a senior after totaling 113 tackles in 10 games … played DE during his first two seasons at the school, combining for 154 tackles as a freshman and sophomore … moved to MLB as a junior, leading the team with 137 tackles while also collecting six sacks … received a four-star prospect grade according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com … earned a General Studies degree and was a member of the 2012 SEC Athletic Directors Honor Roll.