Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (80th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, Fleming appeared in 15 games with three starts during his rookie campaign.
2012: Played in 15 games with three starts in his rookie season … recorded 24 tackles, one pass defensed, and three special teams tackles … made his NFL debut and had one solo tackle vs. Sea (9/9) … made his first career start and tied for the lead among the DBs with five tackles @ NE (9/16); also had one pass defensed … recorded four unassisted tackles vs. Phi (9/23) … totaled three tackles vs. Mia (9/30) ... started and led the DBs with five solo tackles vs. Buf (10/14); also had his first career special teams tackle … recorded two solo tackles and one special teams tackle @ Min (10/21) … had one unassisted tackle vs. SF (10/29) … made his third start of the season and collected three unassisted tackles @ GB (11/4) … had one special teams tackle @ Atl (11/18) … inactive @ Sea (12/9) … played on special teams in each of the final three games.
Appeared in 51 games for the Sooners, starting his final 24 contests … recorded 131 tackles, seven INTs, 24 passes defensed, 12.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … scored two career TDs, returning an INT 55 yards for a score and returning a fumble recovery 56 yards for a TD … his 24 pass break-ups rank eighth on the school career-record list … totaled 32 special teams tackles during his freshman and sophomore seasons … as a senior in ’11, earned All-Big 12 first-team honors after starting 11 games and recording 60 tackles (49 solos), two forced fumble and a fumble recovery that he returned 56 yards for a TD … totaled two INTs and added 10 passes defensed … named Defensive MVP of the Sooners 31-14 Insight Bowl victory over Iowa after posting seven tackles, an INT and three passes defensed … as a junior in ’10, started all 13 games while being named All-Big 12 honorable mention during his first season as a starter … ranked second in the nation with 19 pass breakups (5 INTs, 14 passes defensed) … his five INTs tied for the conference lead … returned one of the INTs for a TD … had a career-high 71 tackles, a sack and eight tackles for loss … recognized as the Defensive MVP in 48-20 defeat of Connecticut in the Fiesta Bowl, largely due to his 55-yard INT return for a TD in the third quarter … appeared in 12 games, playing mostly on special teams where he posted 14 tackles as a sophomore in ’09 … played in 14 games as a redshirt freshman in ‘08 and was one of the top performers on special teams, totaling a team-high 18 tackles … also saw action as a backup CB … redshirted as a freshman in ‘07.
Attended Seguin (Dallas, TX) High School where he played on both sides of the ball and earned all-district and second-team All-State honors after catching 29 passes for 481 yards and four TDs as a senior … concluded his prep career by playing in the All-American Offense-Defense Bowl in Florida … Multidisciplinary Studies major.
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