Pro Career: Signed with the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on 5/10/13 and was released on 8/31/13. Signed to the Cardinals practice squad on 12/11/13 and signed a futures contract with Arizona on 1/1/14.
College: Saw action in 49 games with 23 starts over his four-year career at Ohio State … tallied 131 career tackles, including 76 solo stops, six INTs and 11 passes defensed … started eight of 12 games his senior season in 2012, posting 39 tackles, two INTs and seven passes defensed … INT against Central Florida in the fourth quarter helped secure the win ... totaled 32 tackles and three INTs, tying for the team lead, during his junior season in 2011 … recorded 50 tackles and an INT while starting the final 11 games of his sophomore season in 2010 … played in 11 games as a redshirt freshman in 2009 … named academic All-Big Ten performer … redshirted in 2008.
Personal: Attended Boca Ciega (FL) High School where he was a Class 4A Florida All-State team and All-Pinellas County player … selected as an U.S. Army All-American Bowl honoree … played safety and quarterback, throwing for 1,100 yards and 15 TDs to help his team to a district championship his senior season … also played basketball … was on the honor roll … majored in Sport and Leisure Studies.
In August, Cardinals' legend Aeneas Williams received his coveted gold jacket into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Last Sunday he completed his memorable year in front of Cardinal Nation.
LB Alex Okafor has made an impact as an outside rusher since cracking the Cards' starting lineup. Okafor chronicles his two-sack day against the Lions.