Versatile defensive back who has played both cornerback and safety for Irish ... has seen action in 36 career games and started 16 ... started 10 of 13 games for the Irish in 2011 and played both safety and also an outside linebacker in certain defensive formations ... has totaled 90 career tackles with four tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions, five pass breakups and one forced fumble ... opened 2010 as the starter at safety but was hindered with a foot injury for much of the year ... practiced initially at Notre Dame as a cornerback but received increased playing time during 2009 season at safety ... appeared in every game during 2009 after not seeing any action in rookie campaign ... a valuable special-teams contributor on multiple units ... opens 2012 as a leader of the Irish defense and a starter at a safety position... approved for fifth year by Faculty Board on Athletics since he did not play as a freshman in 2008.
Slaughter suffered a ruptured Achilles' tendon during Notre Dame's victory over Michigan State early in 2012, and petitioned the NCAA for a sixth season of eligibility, but that petition was denied.
Slaughter had only eight tackles in 2012 before the injury but had 98 tackles and three interceptions in 39 career games with the Irish.
Started 10 games at safety, while appearing in all 13 ... did not start vs. Pittsburgh, USC or Stanford ...tallied 45 tackles, including four for loss ... also had an interception, forced fumble and two pass breakups ... had six games with four or more tackles ... had career game against Air Force, notching six tackles, while forcing a fumble and intercepting a pass ... named FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Week following performance against the Falcons ... notched career high in tackles with eight against USC ... had five tackles, including first-career tackle for loss, in a victory over Navy ... also had four tackles in a win vs. Michigan State and at Stanford ... registered career high in solo tackles (five), tackles for loss (two) and sacks (two) against Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl.
Played in 11 games for the Irish, starting against Purdue, Stanford, Boston College, Pittsburgh and Army ... totaled 31 tackles ... recorded 20 solo and 11 assisted stops ... added one interception and three pass breakups ... did not see action against Michigan or Navy due to an injury ... registered three tackles, including one solo stop, and a pass breakup against Purdue ... recorded a season and career-high seven tackles versus Stanford ... hauled in an interception against the Cardinal and raced 26 yards, marking the second-longest interception return for the Irish that season ... registered four tackles, three solo, in the victory over Pittsburgh ... added three tackles and a pass breakup against Tulsa ... collected a season-high four solo tackles (five total tackles) against Army at Yankee Stadium ... recorded four tackles, including three unassisted stops, in the victory over USC ... registered a pair of solo tackles in the victory over Miami (Fla.) in the Hyundai Sun Bowl ... added a pass breakup against the Hurricanes ... totaled 292 snaps on defense, the third most of any Irish safety and sixth most of any Notre Dame defensive back.
Defensive back appeared in all 12 games for Irish, making his first career start against Washington State ... tallied 14 tackles, including 12 solo stops, in his first season playing ... ranked eighth on team with five special teams tackles ... recorded four tackles, including three solos, against Washington State ... also recorded multiple tackles against Nevada (two solo), Boston College (three total, two solo) and Stanford (two solo) ... earned 33:51 of playing time on defense and made 110 special teams appearances.
Did not see any game action as a rookie.
Invited to play in the Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando ... named first-team all-state by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution following his senior year ... one of just six safeties named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Super Southern 100 list ... named first-team all-state for Class AAAA by the Georgia Sports Writers Association ... chosen to the Mobile Press-Register's Super Southeast 120 where he was the ninth-ranked defensive back and the 53rd-ranked player on the list ... rated the 86th-best player on the ESPN 150 list ... considered by Rivals.com as the 13th-best safety in the country and the 14th-best player in Georgia ... ranked the 11th-best player in Georgia and the 11th-best safety in the nation by Scout.com ... helped lead the Tigers to the Class AAAA state semifinals before losing to the eventual state champions ... finished the season with a 13-1 record and ranked No. 2 in the state ... won region six as a senior with a 10-0 record and was member of a defense that allowed only six points per game (best in Class AAAA) and pitched seven shutouts ... credited with 56 tackles, three interceptions and 11 pass break ups during senior season ... totaled 66 tackles, four interceptions and three forced fumbles as a junior ... also ran track and had personal bests of 10.9 in the 100-meter dash and 49.0 in the 400 meters ... played for coach Franklin Stephens at Tucker.
Son of Debbie Garrett... graduated from College of Arts and Letters as an industrial design major ... enrolled in graduate studies program.