Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (80th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Fleming appeared in 15 games with three starts during his rookie campaign.
2012: Played in 15 games with three starts in his rookie season … recorded 24 tackles, one pass defensed, and three special teams tackles … made his NFL debut and had one solo tackle vs. Sea (9/9) … made his first career start and tied for the lead among the DBs with five tackles @ NE (9/16); also had one pass defensed … recorded four unassisted tackles vs. Phi (9/23) … totaled three tackles vs. Mia (9/30) ... started and led the DBs with five solo tackles vs. Buf (10/14); also had his first career special teams tackle … recorded two solo tackles and one special teams tackle @ Min (10/21) … had one unassisted tackle vs. SF (10/29) … made his third start of the season and collected three unassisted tackles @ GB (11/4) … had one special teams tackle @ Atl (11/18) … inactive @ Sea (12/9) … played on special teams in each of the final three games.
Appeared in 51 games for the Sooners, starting his final 24 contests … recorded 131 tackles, seven INTs, 24 passes defensed, 12.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … scored two career TDs, returning an INT 55 yards for a score and returning a fumble recovery 56 yards for a TD … his 24 pass break-ups rank eighth on the school career-record list … totaled 32 special teams tackles during his freshman and sophomore seasons … as a senior in ’11, earned All-Big 12 first-team honors after starting 11 games and recording 60 tackles (49 solos), two forced fumble and a fumble recovery that he returned 56 yards for a TD … totaled two INTs and added 10 passes defensed … named Defensive MVP of the Sooners 31-14 Insight Bowl victory over Iowa after posting seven tackles, an INT and three passes defensed … as a junior in ’10, started all 13 games while being named All-Big 12 honorable mention during his first season as a starter … ranked second in the nation with 19 pass breakups (5 INTs, 14 passes defensed) … his five INTs tied for the conference lead … returned one of the INTs for a TD … had a career-high 71 tackles, a sack and eight tackles for loss … recognized as the Defensive MVP in 48-20 defeat of Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, largely due to his 55-yard INT return for a TD in the third quarter … appeared in 12 games, playing mostly on special teams where he posted 14 tackles as a sophomore in ’09 … played in 14 games as a redshirt freshman in ‘08 and was one of the top performers on special teams, totaling a team-high 18 tackles … also saw action as a backup CB … redshirted as a freshman in ‘07.
Attended Seguin (Dallas, TX) High School where he played on both sides of the ball and earned all-district and second-team All-State honors after catching 29 passes for 481 yards and four TDs as a senior … concluded his prep career by playing in the All-American Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida … Multidisciplinary Studies major.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians stops by NFL Total Access to give his thoughts on the current NFL playoff system and hints at which players he will be targeting in free agency and the draft.