PRO:Spent his rookie season in Kansas City on Reserve/Injured after suffering a hip flexor injury.
COLLEGE:Started 20-of-25 games in two seasons at Alabama, tallying 74 tackles (53 solo), including eight tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, one interception for a touchdown and 16 passes defensed.
2011:Started all 13 games for the Crimson Tide as a senior where he finished the season with 41 tackles (27 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception returned 25 yards for a touchdown, one fumble recovery and 12 passes defensed.
2010:Saw seven starts in 12 games played as a junior, totaling 33 tackles (26 solo), including a secondary-leading 33 tackles (26 solo). Also recorded two sacks and four pass break-ups.
2009:Made 51 tackles (36 solo) and had one interception in his final season at Copiah-Lincoln and was ranked as the No. 6 junior college prospect by Super Prep Magazine.
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