• 2012 All-ACC Honorable Mention (Coaches and Media)
Moved to safety in the spring after playing primarily at cornerback his first three seasons • Is the senior leader in a young secondary.
2013 - Junior Season
Appeared in all 13 games and finished with 49 tackles, three pass breakups, two interceptions, two quarterback hurries, two tackles for loss and a sack • Playing mostly at safety in the Belk Bowl vs. Cincinnati, had an outstanding game with six tackles, including an 8-yard sack, to help lead the Tar Heels to a 39-17 victory • Finished with four tackles against Duke • Had three tackles and a pass breakup in the win at Pitt • Had four solo stops and two QB hurries against Virginia • Grabbed his second interception of the year in the win at NC State • Matched a season high with six tackles and a pass breakup in the win over Boston College • Had three solo stops against Miami • Finished with four tackles and broke up a pass at Virginia Tech • Tallied a season-high six tackles (five solo) against East Carolina • Had five solo tackles and a tackle for loss at Georgia Tech • Finished with four tackles, including three solo stops, and his sixth career interception in the win over Middle Tennessee • Had two tackles in the season opener at No. 6 South Carolina.
2012 – Sophomore Season
Earned All-ACC honorable mention accolades from the league’s head coaches and the media • Started all 12 games at cornerback and finished with 48 tackles, good for sixth on the team • Had 36 solo tackles, including 5.5 for loss and a team-best four interceptions • Also broke up a team-high nine passes • Had four solo tackles, including two for a combined loss of 15 yards, and a pass breakup in the season finale against Maryland • Had six stops, including one for a loss, and broke up a pass at Virginia • Returned an interception 34 yards for his first career touchdown against Georgia Tech • Had a season-high six solo stops and a pass breakup in the win over NC State • Finished with five stops and a pass breakup at Duke • Tallied three tackles and broke up a pass in the win at Miami • Had one of the best games of his career against Virginia Tech, breaking up two passes and picking off another to go with six tackles • Had three solo stops against Idaho • Finished with four tackles, including three solo efforts, and a tackle for loss in the East Carolina win • Tallied a season-high seven tackles at Louisville • Picked off his second pass of the season and returned it 16 yards at Wake Forest • Also had three tackles in the Wake Forest game • Broke up two passes and intercepted another in the season opener against Elon.
2011 – Freshman Season
Played in all 13 games and made eight starts as a true freshman cornerback • Finished the regular season with 43 tackles, including 29 primary stops and 14 assists • Ranked second on the team with six pass breakups, had two quarterback hurries and intercepted a pass • Broke up a pass and had a tackle against Missouri in the Independence Bowl • Defended two passes and had two tackles in a 37-21 win over Duke • Had four tackles at Virginia Tech • Broke up a pass, recorded a tackle for loss and had five overall stops against NC State • Broke up a pass and had four tackles in a 49-24 win over Wake Forest • Started and recorded five tackles, including one for a loss, in a 59-38 loss to Clemson • Had one tackle in a 30-24 loss to Miami • Posted two tackles in a 14-7 victory over Louisville • Recorded a career-high nine tackles in a 35-20 victory at East Carolina • Made his first career interception vs. the Pirates (3-yard return), broke up another pass and had a quarterback pressure • Had one tackle in a loss at Georgia Tech • Recorded two tackles in a 28-17 victory vs. Virginia • Had two tackles and a quarterback pressure in a 24-22 victory vs. Rutgers • Made his first career start in place of suspended cornerback Charles Brown in the season opener vs. James Madison.
Colonial Forge High School
Considered the 18th-best safety prospect in the nation by ESPNU • Ranked the No. 34 cornerback in the country by Scout.com • Rated the No. 38 cornerback in the nation and the No. 12 prospect in Virginia by Rivals.com • Ranked the No. 14 prospect in Virginia by SuperPrep • Earned Commonwealth District defensive player of the year honors and was first-team All-Fredericksburg as a senior • Named all-district as a defensive back, wide receiver and kick returner • Was also a second-team All-Washington Metro selection • Four-year starter • Carried 22 times for 173 yards and one touchdown as a junior • Also made 13 receptions for 221 yards and one touchdown • Also plays basketball • Coached by Bill Brown.
Born Jan. 25, 1993 • Exercise and sport science major on the sports administration track.
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