Born: August 2, 1993|College: Penn State '16
Acq: D6b, '16|NFL Yr: 3rd|Dolphins Yr: 3rd
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Activated to the Dolphins’ 53-man roster on Oct. 3, 2017 … Signed to the Dolphins practice squad on Sept. 3, 2017 … Waived by the Dolphins on Sept. 2, 2017 … Originally was a sixth-round selection (204th overall) of the Dolphins in the 2016 NFL draft.
2017 (Dolphins) – Played in 11 games … Inactive for two games … Spent three games on the Dolphins practice squad … Recorded two solo tackles … Added four special teams tackles (two solo) … Recorded one assisted special teams tackle at New England (11/26) … Made two solo tackles vs. Denver (12/3) … Totaled one assisted special teams tackle vs. New England (12/11) … Made one special teams tackle vs. Buffalo (12/31).
2016 (Dolphins) – Played in eight games … Inactive for eight games … Made NFL and Dolphins debut on special teams at Seattle (9/11) … Recorded two assisted special teams tackles vs. Buffalo (10/23) …
POSTSEASON: Recorded one assisted special teams tackle in the AFC Wild Card game at Pittsburgh (1/8/17).
Four-year letterman (2012-15) and three-year starter at Penn State … Played in 46 career games with 33 starts … Recorded career totals of 180 tackles (116 solo) with four sacks, three interceptions, 28 passes defensed and three forced fumbles … Started 27 consecutive games before suffering a season-ending injury near the end of his senior season … Played and started nine games as a senior in 2015 … Recorded 56 tackles (34 solo), one sack, one forced fumble and three passes defensed … Shifted from corner to safety in the offseason prior to his senior year … Played in all 13 games with 12 starts as a junior in 2014 … Recorded 58 tackles (37 solo), nine passes defensed and a career-high two sacks … His nine pass breakups led the team … His 58 tackles were third on the squad … Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors … Selected to ESPN.com’s All-Bowl team after he made seven stops (five solo) and a fourth-quarter sack in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl vs. Boston College (12/27) … Started all 12 games as a sophomore in 2013 … Recorded a career-high 65 tackles (45 solo), one sack, three interceptions, 16 passes defensed and two forced fumbles … His three interceptions – all in Big Ten play – led the team … Led the team and ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten with 16 passes defensed … Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors … Played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2012 … Recorded one assisted tackle … Majored in journalism.
Attended Worcester (Mass.) Academy … Played defensive back and running back … Recorded 13 touchdowns … Attended New Rochelle (N.Y.) High School prior to Worcester Academy … Earned AA South Section Back of the Year honors … Was named a first-team all-star by his local newspaper … Participated in the Dan Marino WalkAbout Autism in January 2017 … Regularly attends events spreading autism awareness in support of his younger brother, who has autism … Born Aug. 2, 1993.
Special Teams Tackles: 2 in 2016, 4 in 2017 for total of 6.