Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Started at SS and totaled 4 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 forced fumble…In the 2nd quarter, forced a fumble by Steelers RB Willie Parker at the Cleveland 25-yard line and was recovered by LB Antwan Peek…Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Started at SS and added 6 tackles, including 3 solo, and 1 interception for 11 yards…In the 1st quarter, had his first interception of the season on a pass from Bengals QB Carson Palmer intended for WR Chad Johnson at the Cincinnati 48-yard line and returned 11 yards down to the Cincinnati 37-yard line, and seven plays later K Phil Dawson connected on a 39-yard FG to cut the Bengals lead to 7-3…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Started a SS and led the team with 12 tackles, including 4 solo, a career-high 2 PBU and 1 forced fumble…In the 2nd quarter, forced a fumble as he stripped Raiders WR Mike Williams of the ball at the Cleveland 45-yard line, recovered by DB Daven Holly, and four plays later QB Derek Anderson connected with WR Braylon Edwards on a 21-yard TD pass to open a 17-16 lead…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Started at SS and totaled 3 tackles, including 2 solo…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Started at SS and totaled 5 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 PBU…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Started at SS and added 3 tackles, including 1 solo…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Started at SS and totaled 6 tackles, including 2 solo…Made a key play late in the 4th quarter as he stopped FB Brian Leonard on a 4th and 1 for no gain at the Cleveland 16-yard line…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Started at SS and added 8 tackles, including 4 solo, 1 QB pressure and 1 interception for 26 yards…In the 1st quarter, intercepted a pass from Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck intended for WR Bobby Engram at the Cleveland 22-yard line and returned 26 yards to the Cleveland 48 yard line…In overtime, made a key stop on 4th and 1 as he tackled Seattle RB Maurice Morris for no gain at the Cleveland 44-yard line and six plays later K Phil Dawson nailed a 25-yard FG to win the game, 33-30 in overtime…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Started at SS and ranked third on the team with 9 tackles, including 6 solo…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Started at SS and totaled 7 tackles, including 3 solo, 1 QB pressure and 1 interception…In the 1st quarter, intercepted a pass from Ravens QB Kyle Boller intended for WR Mark Clayton at the Cleveland 20-yard line…In the 3rd quarter, pressured Boller on a pass attempt and the throw was intercepted by S Brodney Pool at the goal line and returned 100-yards for a TD to open a 27-14 lead…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Started at SS and totaled 7 tackles, including 4 solo…Part of a defensive effort that forced three turnovers, two sacks and limited Houston to only 77 net yards rushing…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Started at SS with 6 tackles, including 2 solo, 1 TFL and 1 interception…In the 2nd quarter, intercepted a pass from Cardinals QB Kurt Warner intended for RB J.J. Arrington, which was tipped by LB Willie McGinest, at the Cleveland 38-yard line…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Started at SS and added 9 tackles, including 3 solo, 0.5 sack for 4 yards, 2 QB pressures and 1 interception…Recorded his fifth interception of the year in the 2nd quarter in the end zone on a pass from Jets QB Kellen Clemens intended for WR Jerricho Cotchery to thwart a potential scoring drive…In the 4th quarter, shared a sack with LB Chaun Thompson with an 8-yard sack of Jets QB Kellen Clemens to force a 3rd and 16 situation…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Started at SS and added 4 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 QB pressure…Part of a defensive effort that gave the Browns their first shutout since 2005 (11/20/05 vs. Miami, 22-0 win) and held the Bills to 232 net yards of offense…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Started at SS and led the team with 9 tackles, including 4 solo…Game 16 vs. San Francisco 12/30: Started at SS and ranked second on the team with 7 tackles, including 3 solo and 1 TFL…Part of a defense that limited the 49ers to only 185 net yards of offense, added 5 sacks and allowed only 73 net yards passing.
In his third season with the Browns, had a breakout season and solidified the strong safety position and started in all 16 regular season games and recorded 107.5 tackles, 54 solo, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, 5 interceptions for 46 yards and 7 PBU…Named to Sports Illustrated Dr. Z’s All-Pro Team…Tied for the team lead with DB Daven Holly and tied for 10th in the NFL with 5 interceptions for 46 yards…Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week with 2 interceptions and 3 tackles vs. N.Y. Jets on Oct. 29…Ranked third on the team with 107.5 tackles and had a career-high 13 tackles at Cincinnati on Sept. 17…Game 1 vs. New Orleans 9/10: Made his first career start at SS with 6 tackles, including 4 solo, 1 interception for 10 yards and 1 recovered fumble…The interception and recovered fumble were the first of his career…In the 1st quarter, stepped in front of a QB Drew Brees pass intended for WR Terrance Cooper and intercepted the pass at the Cleveland 36-yard line and returned it 10 yards to the Cleveland 46-yard line…In the 3rd quarter, recovered a fumble by Saints RB Deuce McAllister at the New Orleans 35-yard line, forced by S Brian Russell…Game 2 at Cincinnati 9/17: Started at SS and led the team with a career-high 13 tackles, including 5 solo, and 1 QB pressure…Game 3 vs. Baltimore 9/24: Started at SS and totaled 6 tackles, including 3 solo, 1 QB pressure and 1 PBU…Part of a defensive effort that limited Ravens to 86 net yards rushing as a team…Game 4 at Oakland 10/1: Started at SS and totaled 6 tackles, including 1 solo, 1 interception for 19 yards and 1 PBU…In the 1st quarter, intercepted a pass from Raiders QB Andrew Walter intended for TE Courtney Anderson at the Cleveland 41-yard line and returned it 19 yards to the Oakland 40-yard line…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Raiders to 240 net yards of offense, including only 46 net yards passing…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 5 at Carolina 10/8: Started at SS and totaled 6 tackles, including 3 solo…Part of a defensive effort that limited Carolina to 288 net yards of offense and 0 for 11 on third downs…Game 6 vs. Denver 10/22: Started at SS and finished with 2 solo tackles and 1 PBU…Game 7 vs. N.Y. Jets 10/29: Started at SS with 3 solo tackles, a career-high 2 interceptions for 7 yards, and 1 PBU…Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 1)…In the 1st quarter, intercepted a pass from Jets QB Chad Pennington intended for WR Jerricho Cotchery at the Cleveland 28-yard line and returned 3 yards to the Cleveland 31-yard line, and 10 plays later RB Reuben Droughns added a 2-yard rushing TD to open a 10-3 lead…In the 4th quarter, added his second interception of the game as he picked Pennington on a pass intended for WR Laveranues Coles, which was tipped by DB Leigh Bodden, and intercepted at the Cleveland 33-yard line and returned 4 yards to the Cleveland 37-yard line…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Jets to only 193 net yards of total offense, including 88 net yards rushing, and forced three turnovers…Game 8 at San Diego 11/5: Started at SS and totaled 3 tackles, including 2 solo, and 0.5 sack for 5 yards…Recorded a shared sack with LB Kamerion Wimbley on San Diego QB Philip Rivers in the 2nd quarter for a 10-yard loss to force a 4th-and-17 punting situation…Game 9 at Atlanta 11/12: Started at SS and totaled 3 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 interception for 10 yards…In the 2nd quarter, intercepted a pass from Atlanta QB Michael Vick intended for TE Alge Crumpler at the Cleveland 34-yard line and returned the pick 10 yards to the Cleveland 44-yard line, and 5 plays later, QB Charlie Frye connected with WR Bryalon Edwards for a 19-yard TD to open a 14-0 lead…Part of a defensive effort that limited QB Michael Vick to run for 74 yards, pass for 197 yards and forced three turnovers…Game 10 vs. Pittsburgh 11/19: Started at SS with 4 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 PBU…Game 11 vs. Cincinnati 11/26: Started at SS with 11 tackles, including 6 solo, 1 TFL, and 1 QB pressure…Game 12 vs. Kansas City 12/3: Started at SS with 7 tackles, including 3 solo, and 1 PBU…Game 13 at Pittsburgh 12/7: Started at SS and tied for the team lead with 11 tackles, including 6 solo…Game 14 at Baltimore 12/17: Started at SS and tied for second on the team with 8 tackles, including 6 solo, and 1 PBU…Game 15 vs. Tampa Bay 12/24: Started at SS and ranked third on the team with 12.5 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1.5 TFL…Also played on special teams with a blocked PAT in the 4th quarter…Game 16 at Houston 12/31: Started at SS and ranked second on the club with 6 tackles, including 4 solo…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Texans to 177 total net yards.
Rebounded from a knee injury his rookie season to appear in all 16 regular season games and led the team with 20 special teams tackles…Also saw limited action at the strong safety position with 4 tackles, including 2 solo…Made his NFL debut vs. Cincinnati on Sept. 11, with 1 special teams tackle…Added 1 special teams tackle at Green Bay on Sept. 18, and 3 special teams stops at Indianapolis on Sept. 25…Contributed 2 special teams tackles vs. Chicago on Oct. 9…Had 1 special teams tackle at Baltimore on Oct. 16, and vs. Detroit on Oct. 23…Saw action at safety at Houston on Oct. 30, with 1 solo tackle…Added 1 special teams tackle at Pittsburgh on Nov. 13, and 2 special teams stops vs. Miami on Nov. 20…Led the club with 3 special teams tackles vs. Jacksonville on Dec. 4…Added 1 special teams tackle at Cincinnati on Dec. 11…Played safety at Oakland on Dec. 18…In the regular season finale vs. Baltimore on Jan. 1, saw action at safety and had a career-high 3 tackles, including 1 solo, and also added 3 special teams tackles.
Placed on Reserve-PUP on Aug. 30, 2004 with a knee injury.
Hard-hitting tackler with excellent leaping ability…Standout performer on special teams who proved to be invaluable in the Bulldogs’ secondary, playing free safety, strong safety and rover during his career…An outstanding kick blocker, served as defensive co-captain during his junior campaign…Played in 37 games, starting 24 times…Finished with 250 tackles, 140 solos, an 8-yard sack, 10 TFL, 4 QB pressures, 3 recovered fumbles for 105 yards in returns, 7 interceptions for 100 yards, 4 blocked kicks, 2 kickoff returns for 55 yards (27.5 avg.) and 10 punt returns for 160 yards (16.0 avg.)…His 10 interceptions rank tenth on the school’s career-record list…His 4 blocked kicks topped the old school career-record of three by Boss Bailey (1998-99, 2001-02), Kendrell Bell (1999-2000) and Corrie Collier (2000-01)…In 2003, named All-American first-team selection by the American Football Coaches Association, adding second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report…All-Southeastern Conference first-team pick…Served as defensive team captain…Started 12 games, seeing action at rover in 10 contests, at strong safety vs. Alabama-Birmingham and at free safety vs. Georgia Tech…Third on the team with a career-high 121 tackles, 76 solos, including an 8-yard sack, 5 TFL, 3 QB pressures, 5 PBU and 5 interceptions for 42 yards… Added 2 recovered fumbles and 3 blocked kicks…Also had a 41-yard kickoff return…Bothered the second half of the season with a pinched nerve in his shoulder…In 2002, named All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report…Recipient of the Charles G. Rood Endowed Football Scholarship…Started 12 games at rover and also took over punt return duties when injuries depleted that unit…Recorded 91 tackles, 43 solos, with 4 TFL and 1 QB pressure…Had 1 recovered fumble, 3 PBU and 3 interceptions for 58 yards…Blocked a kick and returned 10 punts for 160 yards (16.0 avg.)…In 2001, played in every game as a reserve free safety…Recorded 38 tackles, 21 solos, 1 TFL, 2 PBU and returned a kickoff 14 yards…In 2000, redshirted as a freshman.
Attended Westlake (Atlanta, Ga.) High…1999 USA Today All-USA honorable mention...Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 75 in Georgia, Class AAA All-State defensive back...Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State honorable mention....Passed for 2,490 yards and 31 TDs during his senior season and also rushed for 806 yards and 11 TDs....Recorded 13 interceptions as a defensive back…Education major…Born March 2, 1982…Resides in Atlanta, Georgia.