Started the most career games as a safety at FIU (45), which is the third-most amount of starts at any position for a Panther.
All-Sun Belt first team selection. led the team in tackles with 93, including FIU highs in solo stops (54) and assisted tackles (39). He also recorded a team-high four interceptions, along with five pass breakups, 3.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble. He started all 12 games in 2012.
All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team...recorded 81 tackles (third-highest on the team), along with 5.5 tackles for loss and a team-high eight passes broken up...tackle total was good for 18th in the Sun Belt...started all 13 games...eight pass break-ups tied for third all-time in a season in program history...was the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 21 after his nine-tackle performance in the road win, 28-17, at ULM...in the ULM game, he also recorded an interception...recorded one blocked kick at WKU (11/5)...had a season-high 11 tackles at Louisville (9/9)...had nine tackles and a 9-yard interception return for a touchdown at ULM (11/19)...had a season-high three pass break-ups vs. North Texas (9/1)...the three pass break-ups tied for third all-time in a single game in program history.
All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team...First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference from Phil Steele...led the team with 113 tackles, the fourth-best single-season total in FIU history...opened the season with a nine-tackle performance against Rutgers (9/11)...had 11 tackles and two forced fumbles against Texas A&M (9/18)...had six tackles and a forced fumble against Maryland (9/25)...had 11 tackles against Pitt (10/2)...set a career-high with 13 tackles against WKU (10/9)...matches his career-best with 13 stops against FAU (10/30)...also forced a fumble against the Owls... had five stops and an interception against Troy (11/13)...had 10 tackles against Louisiana (11/20)...had six tackles and broke up two passes against Arkansas State (11/27)...closed out the season with eight tackles and one pass breakup against Middle Tennessee (12/4)...closed out the year with an eight tackle performance against Toledo in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl...also broke up a pass against the Rockets.
Was named Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference...appeared in all 12 games for FIU, starting seven of them...was second on the team with 78 tackles... recorded one interception, three breakups and forced two fumbles... opened the year with four solo tackles against Alabama (9/12)... had three stops against Rutgers (9/19)... recorded four tackles, three of them unassisted against Toledo (9/26)... made five stops against ULM (10/3)... had a season-high 10 stops against Western Kentucky (10/10)... credited for six tackles, including five unassisted against Troy (10/17)... had six tackles against Arkansas State (10/24)... against Louisiana (10/31), had nine stops... made seven solo stops against Middle Tennessee (11/7)... registered five tackles against North Texas... had a season-best nine unassisted tackles against Florida (11/21).
Team captain for North Miami Beach High...During his time with the team, selected as All-Dade and District 12-6A First Team.
Son of Kennel and Roselaure Cyprien... has four siblings, Clay, Schnider, Sheena and Christian... was on the honor roll at NMB... was also recruited by Western Michigan.