PRO CAREER: Started 24 of 29 games played in two seasons (2011-12) with the Bears recording 133 tackles, 3 INTs, 6 PBUs, 1 fumble recovery and 2 TFLs… Added 4 special teams stops… Made first career start vs. MIN (10/16/11)… Recorded first career INT in London vs. TB (10/23/11).
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft (4/29/11)... Signed a 4-year contract with Chicago (7/29/11). SIGNED through 2014
2012 SEASON: Started all 15 contests in which he appeared, recording 86 tackles, 2 INTs, 5 PBUs, 1 TFL and first career fumble recovery… Added 1 special teams tackle… Started Games 1-15 at FS… Inactive Game 16 at DET (12/30) due to a hamstring injury. GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 15-15
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Started 9 of 14 games played, collecting 47 tackles (23 solo), 1 INT, 1 PBU and a TFL... Added 3 special teams tackles... Made first career start vs. MIN (10/16)... Recorded first career INT in London vs. TB (10/23)... Started
Games 6-14) at FS... Injured ankle in Week 15 vs. SEA (12/18)... Missed last two contests after being placed on Injured
Reserve (12/19) due to ankle injury.
COLLEGE CAREER: Played in 50 games at Cal (2007-10), making 17 starts (12 at safety, 5 at corner) for the Golden Bears… Made switch from corner to safety and started all 12 games at safety as a senior... Finished with 157 tackles (100 solo), 4 TFLs, 2 INTs and 11 PBUs... Added 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery… Returned 3 kickoffs for 55 yards and blocked a punt that he returned for a touchdown... Earned first-team all-Pac 10 honors as a senior... Honorable mention freshman All-American (The Sporting News, Scout Media).
PERSONAL: Went to Loyola High School (Los Angeles, Calif.) where he was an all-Far West selection by SuperPrep… Posted 58 tackles with 4 INTs and caught 43 passes for 614 yards and 4 TDs as a senior… Helped team to CIF Division I title as a junior, collecting 38 tackles and 2 INTs.
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