A four-year defensive back who appeared in 51 games with 39 career starts ... his 39 consecutive starts led the defense and were tied for second on the team (with Dominic Espinosa) behind Mason Walters (51) at the end of 2013 ... had 29 career pass breakups, second on the team to Quandre Diggs (32) at the conclusion of his senior year ... two-time All-Big 12 selection (2011, 2013) ... selected to play in the 2014 East-West Shrine Bowl ... returned two of his five career interceptions for touchdowns ... one of eight players in school history with two or more in a career ... a 2013 second team All-Big 12 pick ... a member of the 2013 Thorpe Award and CFPA Defensive Awards preseason watch lists ... named to the 2012 Nagurski Trophy and CFPA Defensive Back Trophy watch lists ... 2011 first-team All-Big 12 (AP, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News) choice ... also received second-team (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and honorable mention (Coaches) All-Big 12 honors in 2011 ... a three-time first-team all-district selection and three-year starter at defensive back as a prepster ... a member of Rivals' top 250 and ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the 10th-best cornerback by ESPNU and 12th-best cornerback by Rivals coming out of high school.
Started at cornerback in all 13 games ... a second team All-Big 12 selection (coaches) ... second on the team in solo tackles (45) and in pass breakups (7) ... named to the Thorpe Award and CFPA Defensive Awards preseason watch lists ... a preseason All-Big 12 second-team pick by Athlon and Lindy's ... posted three tackles and one QB pressure against New Mexico State ... had two stops and one pass breakup vs. BYU ... recorded five tackles with three solo against Ole Miss ... registered three tackles and one pass breakup vs. Kansas State ... posted four stops against Iowa State ... had three stops against Oklahoma ... registered six tackles and one pass breakup vs. TCU ... had five tackles in the win against Kansas ... recorded a season-high eight tackles, including a career-high tying two tackles for loss and one sack, one forced fumble, and one pass breakup vs. West Virginia ... shared the team's defensive player of the game award with Steve Edmond, Desmond Jackson and Adrian Phillips ... posted six stops against Oklahoma State ... notched four stops and one pass breakup in win vs. Texas Tech ... recorded four tackles and and one pass breakup against Baylor ... had three solo tackles and one pass breakup vs. Oregon ... earned the game's Sportsmanship Award.
Started at cornerback in all 13 games ... tied for fourth on the team with 39 solo tackles ... second on the team in interceptions (3) and PBUs (6) ... tied for the team lead with two blocked kicks ... posted his third career interception in the second quarter of the Wyoming game which set up a touchdown... notched four tackles against both Wyoming and Ole Miss ... had five stops vs. Oklahoma State ... posted four tackles and the second blocked kick of his career vs. West Virginia ... his second-quarter blocked punt set up a touchdown ... posted a career-high 10 tackles and his fourth career pick (second returned for a TD) vs. Oklahoma ... intercepted Landry Jones in the third quarter and returned the ball 28 yards for a touchdown, the second of his career.Had three solo stops, including his first-career-sack, and one PBU vs. Kansas ... had five stops (all solo) and three pass breakups vs. Texas Tech ... also broke up a two-point conversion which would have tied the game and blocked a 23-yard field goal attempt which would have cut into a 31-22 fourth-quarter lead ... named the defensive player of the game and the co-special teams player of the game by the coaching staff ... posted three tackles, one pass breakup, and one interception , which he carried for 4 yards, against Iowa State ... recorded three tackles, including two solos, against TCU ... made four tackles, including three solo stops, against Kansas State ... also forced a fumble against the Wildcats ... made four tackles, including three solo stops, against Oregon State in the Alamo Bowl.
Started all 13 games at cornerback ... first-team All-Big 12 (AP, Kansas City Star, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News) ... received second-team (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) and honorable mention (Coaches) All-Big 12 honors ... tied for the team lead with 15 pass breakups to go along with 58 tackles, eight TFL, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... ranked tied for 12th in the NCAA with 17 passes defended ... was the team's Defensive Player of the Week following Rice, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M ... returned an interception 58 yards for a touchdown while adding seven tackles, one tackle for loss and three pass breakups at Texas A&M to earn Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Defensive Back of the Week ... recovered a fumble and had three solo tackles in the Holiday Bowl against California.In first career start, posted five tackles (three solo), two TFL for 11 yards and one PBU versus Rice ... registered eight tackles (five solo) and one TFL for two yards in win against BYU ... recorded his first career interception and added five tackles (four solo), and one PBU in a win at UCLA ... made five solo tackles and two pass breakups at Iowa State ... notched five tackles, one tackle for loss, one PBU and one pressure against Oklahoma ... tallied a career-high four pass breakups to go with two tackles in the Oklahoma State game ... helped lead the defense to a shutout performance against Kansas, allowing only 46 yards of total offense and minus-2 rushing yards ... had two pass breakups against the Jayhawks ... made seven tackles with one for a loss and one pass breakup against Texas Tech ... recorded four solo tackles with one for a loss while helping the defense hold Kansas State to 121 yards of total offense ... made four solo stops at Missouri.
Played in all 12 games on special teams and six at defensive back ... helped Texas rank sixth in the nation in total defense (300.2 ypg) and pass defense (161.6 ypg) ... posted 20 tackles (17 solo), one PBU, one forced fumble and one blocked punt ... was the team's second-leading tackler on special teams with seven, including five solo ... also returned one punt for 13 yards ... recorded three solo tackles at Rice ... tallied one tackle versus Wyoming ... registered one tackle at Texas Tech ... recorded one tackle against No. 8 Oklahoma ... logged one tackle at No. 5/4 Nebraska ... recorded three tackles at Kansas State ... notched one tackle and one PBU versus No. 12/11 Oklahoma State ... set a season high with five tackles (four solo) against Florida Atlantic ... recorded four tackles (two solo), one forced fumble and one blocked punt, along with one punt return for 13 yards against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Coached by John Outlaw at Lufkin H.S. ... a three-time first-team all-district selection and three-year starter at defensive back ... a member of Rivals' top 250 and ESPNU's top 150 national prospects ... ranked as the 10th-best cornerback by ESPNU and 12th-best cornerback by Rivals ... posted 210 tackles, six INTs, five TFL and a fumble recovery over his final three seasons, helping Lufkin post a 24-10 record ... tabbed second-team all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... named second-team Dave Campbell's Texas Football Super Team ... tabbed the district 14-5A co-defensive player of the year ... recorded 53 tackles, five TFL and an INT ... helped Lufkin to an 8-3 record and an appearance in the first round of the 5A Div. I state playoffs ... tabbed first-team all-district as a junior ... recorded 79 tackles and 3 INTs while helping Lufkin reach the second round of the state playoffs ... named first-team all-district as a sophomore ... recorded 78 tackles, two INTs and a fumble recovery ... played baseball as a prepster ... named first-team all-district and district Newcomer of the Year in baseball as a junior ... also competed in track and field ... won district titles in the 4x100-meter relay and long jump (22-10.50) and finished second in the 200m dash (22.02), 4x400-meter relay and triple jump (42-4).
Born in Lufkin, Texas ... an active participant in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits the Dell Children's Medical Center ... an honorable mention academic all-state selection by the Texas High School Coaches Association ... tabbed 14-5A academic all-district ... earned Lufkin's academic excellence award as a freshman and sophomore ... was a member of the Deep East Texas Council of Government club as a prepster ... father, C.B., played defensive back at Houston (1981-84).