Junior Year (2008): Started 12 of 13 games at rover (strong safety) and finished third on the team with 62 total tackles, including a career-high 40 solo stops...only missed start came at Maryland on Nov. 22 on the day
Sophomore Year (2007): Started all 13 games for the Seminoles and has started 23 consecutive games entering the 2008 season...fourth on the team in tackles with 67 and has 144 total tackles in the first two seasons of his career...36 unassisted tackles marked his single-season career-high...one of only five Seminole players on the defensive side of the ball who started at the same position in all 13 games...his season high of eight tackles came against Clemson, NC State and Kentucky...at least five tackles in nine of his 13 games played...was tied for third on the team with eight tackles in the Music City Bowl...forced the first fumble of his career versus Kentucky that was returned for 52 yards by Tony Carter and set up an FSU TD, which tied the game at 14-14...named to the 2007 All-ACC academic team.
Freshman Year (2006): First team Freshman All-American and the ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year by the Sporting News...freshman All-American first team by The American Football Coaches' Association and College Football News...freshman All-America second team by Rivals.com...finished fifth in the voting for ACC Rookie of the Year honors by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association...All-ACC honorable mention by the ACSMA...played in 12 of Florida State's 13 games and started the final 10 games of the season including the Seminoles' victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...began pre-season practice with the goal of becoming a starter and was inserted into the starting line-up in week four against Rice...moved into the starting lineup after starter Anthony Houllis was lost for the season because of a knee injury...finished third on the team in tackles with 77 including 5.5 tackles for minus yardage...finished 17th overall and as the ACC's leading tackler among freshman with a 6.4 tackles per game average ...tied for second on the team with five pass break-ups with a career-high two coming against Florida...earned his career-high of 11 tackles in Florida State's victory over Western Michigan...recorded his first career quarterback sack against Virginia and totaled a career-high two tackles for minus yardage against the Cavaliers in the Seminoles' 33-0 victory...had 1.5 tackles for minus yardage against Maryland, one against Western Michigan and 0.5 for loss against Florida...first career interception came in Florida State's victory over UCLA in the Emerald Bowl.
High School: Graduated from The Hun School in January of 2006 - a full semester ahead of his graduating class and immediately enrolled at Florida State...was named the ACC's preseason defensive newcomer of the year by The Sporting News and proved the publication correct by winning the award at the end of the season...listed as the conference's No. 1 impact newcomer by Athlon Sports...the No. 1 ranked player nationally on ESPN's 150 for 2006 after a senior season where he totaled 112 tackles including 14 tackles for minus yardage... listed as the No. 1 athlete in the nation and No. 1 prospect in the state of New Jersey according to Rivals.com...rated as a five-star player and 11th overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com... rated as the seventh overall recruit in the nation and No. 1 defensive back by Scout.com...named to the 2006 EA Sports All-American First Team defense...a Parade All-American and one of 16 finalists for the 2006 Parade All-America High School Football Player of the Year Award... received three out of a possible three stars from PrepStar Magazine and was named the No. 3 overall prospect on the magazine's Top 100 Dream Team...named the New Jersey Prep Defensive Player of the Year by the Newark Star Ledger as a junior after registering 83 tackles (19 for loss), six sacks and four interceptions...totaled 112 tackles - including 14 for minus yardage - as a senior...represented the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...roomed with Clemson's C.J. Spiller at the Army All-American game...named the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, Ohio...a versatile athlete, he lined up at safety, cornerback, wide receiver and running back during his high school career...played four years of varsity basketball during his high school career...named MVP of the Nike Camp at the University of Miami prior to his senior season...chose Florida State over Florida, Oklahoma, Michigan, Penn State, Miami and Texas.
Personal: Born Oct. 30, 1986...on pace to have his bachelor in exercise science before the 2008 season begins...will pursue a master's degree in public administration beginning in September... his father graduated with a master's degree in finance from Miami...played the lead role in his high school's production of "Fiddler on the Roof" as a senior...the youngest of five brothers... wants to become a Rhodes Scholar like his good friend and former Seminole track and field star Garrett Johnson...2007 Arthur Ashe First Team Sports Scholar...won the 2006 Watkins Award, awarded to high school students on the basis of academic achievement, athletics and involvement in the community...a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society and Phi Eta Sigma.