OUTLOOK: Turned in his best season in an Alabama uniform to date in 2013 and returns for his senior season to help anchor the Crimson Tide's secondary ... started 10 games at nickel back in 2013 after battling through an injured shoulder to play in four games in 2010 and then losing his 2012 season to an ACL injury in fall camp ... gave the Tide valuable snaps as a reserve safety and special teams contributor in 2011 ... has played in 22 career games with 10 starts ... has 46 career tackles with two tackles for loss, one sack and two pass breakups ... won the Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman Award in the spring of 2011.
JUNIOR (2013): Started 10 games and saw action in 12 as the Crimson Tide's star (nickel back) ... made 24 tackles, two tackles for loss (10 yards), a sack (9 yards), a quarterback hurry and two pass breakups ... earned Alabama Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance at Mississippi State ... missed the Colorado State game due to injury an eye injury. Virginia Tech: Stated the first game of his career in the season opener ... finished the game with three tackles (one solo) and a pass breakup. Texas A&M: Recorded a tackle for loss and made two total tackles. Ole Miss: Returned to the Tide's starting lineup to help hold the Rebels to 205 total yards and no points ... had four tackles with two solo stops. Georgia State: Made one solo tackle as the Tide limited the Panthers to 175 yards of offense. Kentucky: Registered five tackles with a sack (9 yards) and four solo stops ... helped hold the Wildcats to 76 yards passing. Arkansas: Recorded a career-high six tackles with three solo stops and a quarterback hurry against the Hogs. Tennessee: Had two solo tackles in 35-point win over the Vols. LSU: Started and made three total tackles, including two solos stops. Mississippi State: Earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the Tide coaching staff after making five tackles and breaking up a pass against the Bulldogs. Chattanooga: Made one assisted tackle as the Tide allowed just 82 yards passing and 175 total yards. Auburn: Recorded five tackles with a solo stop and four assisted tackles.
MEDICAL REDSHIRT (2012): Missed the entire 2012 campaign after suffering a knee injury in fall camp.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Gave Alabama great depth at safety ... an excellent athlete who played in seven games ... also helped the Tide on special teams ... finished with four tackles, including three solo stops ... recorded tackles against North Texas, Mississippi, Georgia Southern and LSU in the BCS National Championship Game ... also saw action versus Kent State, Vanderbilt and Auburn.
FRESHMAN (2010): Played in four games for the Crimson Tide as a reserve safety and on special teams ... played against San Jose State, Penn State, Duke and Michigan State ... missed some time in the middle of the season with a shoulder injury he suffered in practice ... recorded one assisted tackle. Michigan State: Served as the Crimson Tide's dime back in the 49-7 victory over the Spartans in the Capital One Bowl ... made one assisted tackle and saw his most extensive playing time.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: A U.S. Army All-American ... the No. 5 safety nationally and the No. 3 player in the state of Alabama by Rivals.com ... No. 83 on the Rivals100 ... ranked eighth among safeties by Scout.com and 15th by ESPNU ... No. 97 in the Scout.com National 100 ... a SuperPrep All-American and the No. 6 defensive back prospect nationally ... also listed as the No. 2 player in Alabama by SuperPrep ... No. 2 on Mobile Press-Register's Elite 18 and No. 27 in the Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 ... the No. 18 safety by Tom Lemming ... played in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Game ... the No. 9 player in the Birmingham News Super Senior postseason rankings ... a member of the PrepStar Dream Team as the No. 114 player nationally ... recorded 75 tackles as a senior at Blount High School for head coach Kelvin Sigler ... made 41 solo stops in 2009 with five interceptions, three tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries ... was a 2009 ASWA 6A All-State choice ... made 94 tackles in nine games as a junior, with one tackle for loss, two forced fumbles, eight pass breakups, two interceptions and a blocked field goal ... earned 6A honorable mention ASWA All-State ... had 75 tackles and six picks as a sophomore at Vigor High School in 2007 ... chose Alabama over Auburn, LSU, Florida, Oklahoma and Florida State.