Signed by the Cardinals as a rookie free agent on 4/27/09. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/26/12, agreeing to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent.
2012: After being selected by his teammates as a special teams captain for the first time in his career, played in 14 games and recorded 12 tackles, eight special teams tackles, and one pass defensed … saw action on both defense and special teams vs. Sea (9/9); matched a career high with four solo tackles and added one special teams tackle … appeared on special teams @ StL (10/4); left the game after a blow to the head … inactive (head) vs. Buf (10/14) and @ Min (10/21) … returned from injury and had one special teams tackle vs. SF (10/29) … recorded two solo tackles and a team-high three special teams tackles @ Atl (11/18) … had one tackle and his first career pass defensed @ Sea (12/9); also had one special teams tackle … matched his season high with four tackles and added two QB pressures vs. Det (12/16) … saw action on defense and special teams vs. Chi (12/23) and @ SF (12/30).
2011: Played in all 16 games, contributing mostly on special teams … finished second on the team with a career-high 16 special teams tackles and totaled eight tackles on defense … played on special teams and entered the game on defense in the second half after starting LB Daryl Washington was injured vs. Car (9/11); had one unassisted tackle and one QB pressure … posted a career-best seven tackles, including four solo tackles, @ Was (9/18) … had one special teams tackle vs. NYG (10/2) … recorded a career-high four special teams tackles @ Bal (10/30) … collected two special teams tackles vs. StL (11/6) … registered two special teams tackles @ SF (11/20) … recorded two special teams tackles @ StL (11/27) … collected two special teams tackles vs. Dal (12/4) … recorded one special teams tackle vs. SF (12/11) … collected one special teams tackle @ Cin (12/24) … had one special teams tackle vs. Sea (1/1).
2010: Played in 11 games and recorded eight tackles and 10 special teams tackles … registered one special teams tackle in the season opener @ StL (9/12) … posted one special teams tackle vs. Oak (9/26) … registered two tackles, one tackle for loss and one special teams tackle @ SD (10/3) … inactive (hamstring) @ KC (11/21) … tied for the team lead with three special teams tackles vs. Den (12/12) … recorded a season-high three tackles and one special teams tackle @ Car (12/19) … totaled two tackles and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Dal (12/25).
2009: After making the team as an undrafted rookie free agent, played in seven regular season games and one postseason contest … inactive for the season opener vs. SF (9/13) … had one special teams tackle in his first career game @ Jax (9/20) … inactive for the next four games … saw time on special teams vs. Car (11/1) and @ Chi (11/8) … played special teams and saw brief action on defense vs. Sea (11/15) … registered second special teams tackle of his career @ StL (11/22) … inactive for the next four games … registered one special teams tackle and recovered first career fumble on a punt return at the AZ 43-yard line in the third quarter vs. StL (12/27) … recorded four tackles on defense in the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … inactive for the Wild Card game vs. GB (1/10/10) … in his first postseason game, had a team-high two special teams tackles in the Divisional matchup @ NO (1/16/10).
Finished college career by starting 22 of 46 games played and registered 163 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... started six of 12 games as a senior, recording 46 tackles, five tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and two sacks ... saw action in all 12 games with seven starts as a junior in 2007 and had a career-high 65 tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, only career INT, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles ... recorded first career INT and first sack of career against Auburn ... saw action in a career-best 13 games, making a career-high nine starts as a sophomore in 2006 ... in 2005 as a freshman, played in nine games.
Born in Fairbanks, AK ... started three years at Grant (Sacramento, CA) High School and was one of the top LBs in the state of California ... helped lead the Pacers to a 9-2 record and a Metro Conference title in 2004 ... earned first team Division I All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section honors ... named first team all-Metro by the Sacramento Bee ... also a first team all-Metro Conference selection and the league’s defensive MVP ... all-conference selection in rugby and was involved in the math honors club ... grew up in Missouri before moving to Sacramento just prior to starting high school … majored in Family Studies.