Joins the Lions after being signed as a free agent during the 2017 offseason. Entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2016 with Dallas. Spent a portion of the 2016 training camp with the Cowboys before being released.
Played the 2015 season with the Rockets following a year at Alabama-Birmingham. Recorded 48 tackles, four tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two interceptions in 11 games at Toledo.
2014: Played one season at UAB and started in eight games. Finished as the team’s second-leading tackler with 54.
2013: Played one season of junior college at Reedley (Calif.) College. Recorded 44 tackles, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries.
Attended Lakes Wales (Fla.) High School.
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