Selected by the Cardinals in the third-round (95th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft and has appeared in 42 games with 11 starts in his first three seasons.
2011: Appeared in all 16 games and made a career-high nine starts for the injured Kerry Rhodes … posted a career-high 49 tackles and added one fumble recovery, one pass defensed, and eight special teams tackles … recorded one special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Car (9/11) … had one unassisted tackle @ Was (9/18) … played in his 30th career game and recorded two special teams tackles vs. NYG (10/2) … saw significant action at FS after Kerry Rhodes left the game with a foot injury in the first half @ Min (10/9); had his first career fumble recovery in the third quarter; also had one assisted tackle and one special teams tackle … with Rhodes out due to a foot injury, made his first start of the season vs. Pit (10/23); totaled three tackles … led the team with a career-high 10 tackles, including a career-best eight solo tackles @ Bal (10/30) … making his third consecutive start, recorded four tackles vs. StL (11/6) … led all DBs with nine tackles, including one for loss @ SF (11/20) … had five tackles and his first pass defensed of the season vs. Dal (12/4) … made his eighth consecutive start for the injured Rhodes and had three tackles, including one for loss, and two special teams tackles vs. SF (12/11) … totaled two tackles and one special teams tackle vs. Cle (12/18) … with Rhodes inactive due to an ankle injury, made his ninth start of the season and collected five tackles in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1/12).
2010: Started one of 16 games played, recording 43 tackles, five passes defensed, one INT, one forced fumble and 12 special teams tackles … saw increased time after FS Kerry Rhodes was disqualified with just over four minutes left in the fourth quarter @ Atl (9/19) and recorded four tackles … registered one tackle, one pass defensed and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Oak (9/26) … saw increased playing time with S Matt Ware injured and recorded four tackles vs. NO (10/10) … totaled six tackles and first career INT @ Min (11/7); INT came with the Vikings on the AZ two-yard line with 3:56 left in the third quarter … got first start of the season as part of a six DB formation vs. Sea (11/14) and recorded one tackle and one special teams tackle … recorded two tackles, one pass defensed and first career forced fumble that was recovered by FS Kerry Rhodes vs. Den (12/12) … had a season-high seven tackles and one pass defensed vs. Dal (12/25).
2009: Started one of 10 games played, contributing as a backup safety and on special teams … in first career game, finished with four tackles vs. SF (9/13) … recorded the first two special teams tackles of his career vs. Ind (9/27) … inactive for the next four games … registered one special teams tackle vs. Sea (11/15) … inactive @ StL (11/22) and @ Ten (11/29) … saw time on special teams and defense, recording one tackle vs. Min (12/6) ... played a bigger role on defense after S Matt Ware left the game with a knee injury early in the first quarter @ SF (12/14) … with Ware (knee) placed on injured reserve, saw more time at safety recording one tackle and the first pass defensed of his career @ Det (12/20) … made first career start for the injured Antrel Rolle (thigh) and led the team with nine tackles vs. GB (1/3/10) … inactive for both postseason games.
Started 31 of the 50 games he appeared in at Alabama, including his final 27 contests at FS … unanimous All-SEC first-team selection as a senior in 2008 … shared the Mal Moore Leadership Award with center Antoine Caldwell … given the President’s Award for perseverance in making outstanding contributions to the team’s success … started all 14 games at FS, ranking second on the team with 89 tackles (60 solos), including one sack and five tackles for loss … deflected 11 passes and ranked sixth in the SEC with five INTs for 125 yards (fifth-best season total in Tide annals) and tied the school season-record by returning two of those INTs for TDs … earned All-SEC first-team honors from the league’s coaches as a junior … named team captain and was chosen co-Defensive Player of the Year … started all 13 games at FS, leading the team with a career-high 94 tackles (57 solos) … ranked second in the conference and tied for 18th in the nation with six INTs (seventh-best single-season total in Alabama history) … played in 11 games as a sophomore … made the move to the defensive side of the ball as a freshman but played strictly on special teams during the season and appeared in 12 games … recorded eight tackles (five solos) and caused one fumble … redshirted as a freshman RB in 2004.
Lettered as a RB at Sulligent (AL) High School … during the 2012 offseason, held the second annual Walk-On to Champions Football Camp at Sulligent High School in support of his Walk-On to Champions Foundation … majored in Computer Science.
Sam Acho strips Jason Snelling and Greg Toler saves the fumble from going out of bounds allowing Rashad Johnson to recover the fumble against the Falcons.