Pro Career: Originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick (219th overall) of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2009 NFL Draft. Released by the 49ers on 9/3/11 and signed a futures contract with the Raiders on 1/5/12. Released by Oakland on 8/31/12. Signed to 49ers practice squad on 12/26/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 4/4/13.
Pro Career: Originally entered the league as a seventh-round pick (219th overall) of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2009 NFL Draft. Released by the 49ers on 9/3/11 and signed a futures contract with the Raiders on 1/5/12. Released by Oakland on 8/31/12. Signed to 49ers practice squad on 12/26/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals on 4/4/13. Released on 8/30/13 and signed to practice squad on 9/2/13. Promoted to Cardinals active roster on 12/10/13.
2013: After spending the first 14 weeks of the season on the practice squad, was elevated to active roster on 12/10 and played in one game … inactive @ Ten (12/15) … made Cardinals debut and saw action on special teams @ Sea (12/22) … inactive vs. SF (12/29).
2010: Played in five games and had three special teams tackles … recorded one special teams tackle vs. NO (9/20), @ Atl (11/3) and vs. Phi (10/10) … inactive (quad) vs. Oak (10/17) … placed on injured reserve (quad) on 10/19.
2009: Saw action in seven games as a rookie and collected four special teams tackles … inactive the first four games of the season … made his NFL debut and recorded his first career special teams tackle vs. Atl (10/11) … had one special teams tackle @ Ind (11/1) … notched a career-high two special teams tackles @ GB (11/22) … placed on injured reserve (knee) on 12/1.
College: Played in 50 games with 22 starts … finished collegiate career with 112 tackles, five INTs and two sacks … appeared in 13 games and made nine starts as a senior in ’08, recording 43 tackles, two INTs, one sack, one fumble recovery, and one pass defensed … as a junior in ’07, replaced four-year starter and first-round draft pick LaRon Landry as starting free safety … helped LSU to a national championship, playing in all 14 games with 13 starts and setting career highs with 54 tackles, three INTs, and six passes defensed … also had one sack … had five tackles and a fourth-quarter INT in BCS National Championship Game win over Ohio State … played in 12 games and had 12 tackles in ’06 … appeared in 11 games and collected three tackles as a redshirt freshman … redshirted in 2004.
Personal: Attended Franklinton (LA) High School where he played safety, quarterback and wide receiver … moved from QB to WR during his junior year … had 28 receptions for 562 yards and six TDs as a senior … earned all-district honors and led team to a state regional appearance in 2003 … younger brothers, Jhyryn and Brandon, also played football at LSU, and Brandon was a third-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2012 … majored in General Studies, with an emphasis in African-American Studies, Communication Studies and Sports Studies.