Originally a fifth-round selection (170th overall) by the Steelers in the 2007 NFL Draft, remained in Pittsburgh after signing one-year tender on 4/16/10 and a one-year contract on 8/4/11. Agreed to a two-year contract with the Cardinals on 3/25/12 as an unrestricted free agent.
2011: Appeared in all 16 regular season games for the fifth straight season, including a career-high 15 starts … extended his consecutive regular season games played streak to 80 … totaled 56 tackles, a career-high two INTs, 13 passes defensed and a fumble recovery in the regular season … also started the lone postseason contest … saw action on both defense and special teams in the season opener @ Bal (9/11); posted a tackle and added a special teams tackle … made his first start of the season at LCB in place of the injured Bryant McFadden vs. Sea (9/18) and had four tackles and two passes defensed; part of a defense that held the Seahawks to 159 yards passing … made his second start of the season at CB in place of the injured McFadden and had five tackles @ Ind (9/25) … started in place of McFadden and had three tackles @ Hou (10/2); part of a defense that held the Texans to 138 yards passing … made his fifth consecutive start at LCB vs. Jax (10/16), which marked his 70th career game; totaled five tackles and was part of a defense that held the Jaguars to 109 yards passing … made his 30th career start at CB and had five tackles and one pass breakup vs. Bal (11/6); recorded his first fumble recovery of the season and second of his career when LB James Harrison sacked and stripped QB Joe Flacco … totaled three tackles and recorded the second INT of his career @ Cin (11/13), picking off QB Andy Dalton with 2:27 left in the fourth quarter; also added a team-high three pass breakups … starting at LCB, appeared in his 75th career game and had two tackles @ KC (11/27) … finished with six tackles and recorded his second INT of the season vs. Cle (12/8); part of a defense that held the Browns to just three points … starting at LCB, had six tackles and one pass defensed vs. StL (12/24) … recorded four tackles and two pass breakups in the regular season finale @ Cle (1/1/12) … started at LCB in the Wild Card matchup @ Den (1/8/12) and had five tackles.
2010: Saw action in all 16 regular season games with one start, while also starting two of three postseason games he appeared in … finished the regular season with 46 tackles, a career-high two sacks, a team-high 15 passes defensed, a forced fumble and 13 special teams tackles … finished the postseason with seven tackles while tying the team-high with three passes defensed … saw action at CB and on special teams in the season opener vs. Atl (9/12), recording three tackles and a pass defensed; also added a special teams tackle … appeared in his 50th career game when he saw time at CB @ Ten (9/19); totaled one tackle and was part of a defense that forced six Titans turnovers … posted four tackles and recorded his first sack of the season @ TB (9/26); marked second career sack … saw action on defense and on special teams vs. Cle (10/17), recording two tackles, a pass defensed and a special teams tackle … put on a memorable performance @ Cin (11/8), when he totaled six tackles, three QB pressures, three passes defensed and his first career blocked punt on the Bengals first possession of the game; marked first blocked punt for a Steelers player since Andre Frazier did so @ Washington on 11/3/08; also added a tackle on special teams … made his first start of the season as an extra CB and finished with four tackles, a career-high four passes defensed and a forced fumble @ Buf (11/28) … totaled four tackles, a pass defensed and posted an eight-yard sack in the second quarter vs. Cin (12/12); marked his second sack of the season and third of his career … saw action in the secondary and on special teams and helped limited the Panthers to just 72 yards passing vs. Car (12/23) … recorded two tackles and two passes defensed in the regular season finale @ Cle (1/2/11) … saw significant action in place of injured CB Bryant McFadden and posted a tackle and a pass defensed in the Divisional matchup vs. Bal (1/15/11); helped limit the Ravens to just 125 yards passing … made his first career start in the secondary in the postseason and totaled four tackles, a pass defensed and his first career TD in the AFC Championship Game vs. NYJ (1/23/11); TD came after he scooped up a Jets fumble and returned it 19 yards to give the Steelers a 24-0 lead late in the second quarter … made his second career postseason start in the secondary and posted two tackles and a pass defensed in Super Bowl XLV vs. GB (2/6/11).
2009: Started 14 of the 16 games he appeared in while recording career-highs with 91 tackles and 16 passes defensed … added his first career sack and forced fumble and totaled five special teams tackles … posted three games with at least 10 tackles and four games with multiple passes defensed … appeared as a reserve in the final two games of the season … made his fifth career start in the season opener vs. Ten (9/10) and totaled six tackles and a pass defensed … made his second consecutive start and posted double-digit tackles (10) for the first time in his career @ Chi (9/20) … starting his fourth consecutive game to open the season, recorded four tackles and a season-high three passes defensed vs. SD (10/4) … finished with eight tackles, a pass defensed and recorded his first career sack @ Det (10/11); sack came on the Lions final drive of the game with Pittsburgh leading 28-20; took down Daunte Culpepper on 2nd down, one of seven Steelers sacks on the day … made his seventh straight start to open the season and finished with 11 tackles and a pass defensed vs. Min (10/25) … recorded eight tackles and matched his season-high with three passes defensed vs Cin (11/15) … established a career-high with 12 tackles and forced his first career fumble @ Bal (11/29) … started his 12th consecutive game and had five tackles and a pass defensed before leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to a head injury vs. Oak (12/6) … returned from the head injury to start @ Cle (12/10), and posted three tackles … in his final start of the season, recorded six tackles and two passes defensed vs. GB (12/20) … totaled three tackles in his first appearance of the season as a reserve vs. Bal (12/27) … played in his 48th consecutive game, appearing on defense and special teams @ Mia (1/3/10); recorded a tackle, a QB pressure, a pass defensed and a special teams tackle.
2008: Played in all 16 regular season games for the second consecutive season, and made his first four career starts … also appeared in all three postseason matchups … totaled 38 tackles, 11 passes defensed and the first INT of his career … INT came in the fourth quarter against Baltimore in Week 15, sealing the win and the AFC North title … added nine tackles on special teams … registered two solo tackles and one special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Hou (9/7) … appearing in his 19th consecutive game, totaled five tackles and a pass defensed @ Phi (9/21) … saw extensive action in the secondary after injures to S Troy Polamalu and CB Bryant McFadden and recorded two tackles and a pass defensed @ Cin (10/19) … finished with three solo tackles, two passes defensed and two special teams tackles @ Was (11/3) … made his first career start at CB and recorded three solo tackles vs. SD (11/16) … made his second consecutive start at CB and finished with a then career-high six tackles and one pass defensed vs. Cin (11/20) … made his third straight start at CB and had four tackles, two passes defensed and a special teams tackle @ NE (11/30) … in his fourth consecutive start, registered four solo tackles and two passes defensed vs. Dal (12/7) … recorded the first INT of his career @ Bal (12/14); INT came in the fourth quarter with Pittsburgh leading 13-9 and the Ravens driving inside Steeler territory with under 20 seconds remaining in the game; INT sealed the win and the AFC North division title for Pittsburgh … appeared in his second career postseason game and recovered a muffed punt in the third quarter of the Divisional matchup vs. SD (1/11/09) … contributed on defense and special teams in the AFC Championship Game vs. Bal (1/18/09) … recorded a tackle and a special teams tackle in Super Bowl XLIII vs. Ari (2/1/09).
2007: Appeared in all 16 regular season games and the Wild Card matchup as a reserve DB and on special teams during his rookie campaign … finished the season with five tackles, two passes defensed, a fumble recovery and tied for third on the team with 11 special teams tackles … made his NFL debut in the season opener @ Cle (9/9) and recorded a fumble recovery and a pass defensed against the division rival Browns … totaled two special teams tackles vs. SF (9/23) … part of a defense that allowed only 144 total yards (38 rushing, 106 passing) and only eight first downs vs. Sea (10/7) … registered his first two NFL tackles and added a special teams tackle @ Den (10/21) … saw extensive playing time due to the absence of Ryan Clark and Bryant McFadden @ Cin (10/28) … recorded a tackle on defense and on special teams vs. Bal (11/5); part of a defensive unit that allowed just 104 total yards (64 rushing, 40 passing) and five first downs … saw extensive action on special teams and limited action on defense in the next seven games … recorded two tackles and a special teams tackle in the regular season finale @ Bal (12/30) … saw action on defense and special teams in his first career postseason matchup in the Wild Card game vs. Jax (1/5/08).
Appeared in 46 games with 36 starts in four seasons at Louisville … as a freshman and sophomore from 2003-04, played alongside current Cardinals teammate Kerry Rhodes … as a senior in ’06, was selected first-team All-Big East Conference after finishing second on the team with 60 tackles and leading the way with six INTs … also totaled 13 passes defensed … helped lead Louisville to a FedEx Orange Bowl victory over Wake Forest … as a junior in ’05, started nine games and tallied 20 tackles, a sack and forced fumble … as a sophomore in ’04, started 11 games and totaled 21 tackles and four passes defensed … named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team in ’03 after appearing in 11 games (three starts) … totaled 33 tackles, an INT and led the team with eight passes defensed.
Attended Rickards (Tallahassee, FL) High School where he played QB, WR and safety for the Raiders … passed for 1,035 yards and seven scores, had 1,237 yards and 11 scores receiving and added 82 tackles, 14 passes defensed and nine INTs as a senior when he was named team co-MVP and earned first-team all-Big Bend area honors … racked up over 1,200 all-purpose yards and 12 TDs as a junior … also a standout on the track team.