2010 UMIAMI SPORTS HALL OF FAME UNSUNG HERO AWARD
CAREER: Played in 49 games from 2006-2010 … Played on both sides of the ball and special teams during career … Began career on special teams and wide receiver during his true freshman and sophomore campaigns … Transitioned to the defensive side of the ball in the secondary his junior year … Started 11 games at cornerback in 2010 … Made 18 total starts in his career … Finished with 85 total tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss … Caught 19 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns … Recorded 33 kickoff returns for 587 yards… Graduated from the University of Miami in December of 2010.
2010 (SENIOR): Saw action in 13 contests … Started 11 games at cornerback … Posted 51 tackles on the season … Caught first career interception at Pittsburgh … Had a break-out game at Virginia, making a career-high 11 total and nine assisted stops … Posted seven solo tackles at Duke for a career best … Caught second career interception at Clemson … Added a third interception at Duke … Posted 3.0 tackles for loss for eight yards … Had two double-digit tackling games … Ended season with eight pass breakups, including two against Virginia Tech.
2009 (SENIOR): Missed the entire 2009 season due to an injury, earning a medical hardship waiver
2008 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games either in the defensive secondary or on special teams … Made first career start at safety against Duke and followed it up with starts against Wake Forest, at Virginia, at NC State and against Cal … Posted 34 tackles in his first season playing in the secondary, which put him ninth on the team … Tallied a career-high seven tackles in the win at Duke … Had five tackles at NC State … Also had eight kickoff returns for 91 yards with a long of 29 yards … Added six tackles – including four solo tackles – against Cal in the Emerald Bowl.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 11 games as a wide receiver, making two starts … Caught 11 passes for 105 yards and scored his first two collegiate touchdowns … Led the team in kickoff returns with 21 returns for 428 yards, a 20.4-yard average (47 long) … Caught one pass for 19 yards and returned one kickoff for 23 yards against Marshall … Caught a career-high three passes for 23 yards at Oklahoma – including a six-yard touchdown pass that marked his first collegiate touchdown … Took over as the main kickoff returner against North Carolina with four returns for 111 yards … Returned two kickoffs for 39 yards at Florida State … Returned six kickoffs for 135 yards (32 long) against Virginia … Saw extensive action at wide receiver at NC State, recording five catches for 33 yards … Started and caught two passes for 30 yards – including a 23-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter – at Boston College.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Played in 12 games as a true freshman, making one start … Caught eight passes for 77 yards and returned four kickoffs for 68 yards … In the season opener vs. Florida State, played in his first collegiate game only two weeks after switching to wide receiver and made one reception for seven yards … Played as a reserve wide receiver vs. Florida A&M, with one reception for five yards … Caught one pass for 14 yards at Louisville, and also returned one kickoff for five yards … Saw plenty of action as the No. 3 and 4 wide receiver in the Houston game, with one reception for nine yards … Caught one pass for seven yards and returned one kickoff for 22 yards in the Maryland game … Made his first collegiate start at Virginia.
HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior in 2005, made three interceptions, 54 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and six passes broken up … As a receiver on offense, caught 26 passes for 488 yards and six touchdowns … Also punted, averaging 43.2 yards per kick and was named first-team All-State … Named to the All-Big Bend team … As a junior in 2004, intercepted four passes, made 53 tackles and defended 18 passes … Played in the CaliFlorida Bowl … Rated the No. 5 cornerback in the nation, seventh overall player in the state and the No. 59 overall player in the country by Rivals.com … Ranked as the No. 4 cornerback and the No. 71 player in the country by Scout.com … Rated the No. 8 defensive back by PrepStar … Ranked as the No. 8 player on the Miami Herald‘s list of state’s top 25 players … Rated the No. 9 player in Florida by the Orlando Sentinel … Member of the PrepStar 200 and ranked as the No. 8 defensive back … Ranked the No. 4 cornerback on the Florida Times-Union Super 75 … Also played baseball … Coached by Maurice Belser.