Confident athlete who returns for his final season as the starter at field cornerback … also will be used on kickoff and punt return teams … All-American candidate … one of the best cornerbacks in the BIG EAST … displays explosive speed and quickness … defensive playmaker who provides leadership to the defensive backfield … named all-BIG EAST preseason first team by Phil Steele’s, Yahoo! Sports, Athlon Sports and Sporting News … bowl trips: 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Meineke, 2010 Gator.
2009 (Jr.): Honorable-mention All-American by SI.com … an all-BIG EAST Conference first-team selection by the league coaches and rivals.com … started all 13 games … saw action on more than 810 plays, including a season high 81 plays at Auburn … used on 70 or more plays in six games and 60 or more plays in nine games … third-leading tackler on the team with 74 total tackles, including a team-high 46 solo tackles … also had two tackles for loss, an interception return for 17 yards, a fumble recovery and a team-high 11 pass breakups … tied for No. 3 in the BIG EAST Conference in passes defended (12) and No. 22 in tackles … WVU Defensive Champion: East Carolina, Syracuse, Marshall, Pitt … WVU Special Teams Champion: Marshall … two double-figure tackle performances of 11 tackles against East Carolina and at Cincinnati … registered five or more tackles in seven games … registered three tackles against Florida State in the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl … collected four tackles at Rutgers … tallied eight tackles, including six unassisted and two pass breakups against Pitt … team-high 11 tackles, including eight solo stops and a pass breakup at Cincinnati … collected four tackles against Louisville …had two punt returns for 13 yards with a long return of eight yards … finished with four tackles and a pass breakup at USF … had six tackles against UConn … registered five solo tackles, a fumble recovery, a pass breakup and a 17-yard interception return against Marshall … had a 16-yard punt return against Marshall … posted two solo tackles and had a career-long 49-yard punt return at Syracuse … seven tackles and two pass breakups against Colorado … three solo stops, including a tackle for loss at Auburn … season-high 11 tackles and two pass breakups against East Carolina … six tackles, including four solo stops, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup against Liberty.
2008 (So.): Played in 12 games and started nine … WVU Defensive Champion: Marshall, Auburn, Connecticut, Cincinnati … WVU Special Teams Champion: Connecticut … saw action on more than 650 plays, including a season-high 77 against Syracuse … used in 50 or more plays in 10 games … sixth-leading tackler on the team, collecting 60 tackles, including 40 solo stops, a team leading seven pass breakups, tied for the team lead with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries … second on the team in fumble recoveries and tied for second in breakups … season-high nine tackles, including six unassisted tackles and two pass breakups against Cincinnati … also had a team-leading nine tackles against USF, including seven solo stops and a pass breakup … eight tackles and a pass breakup at Louisville … six tackles, assisted on a sack and had an interception at Pitt … six tackles at Colorado, including unassisted tackles … four tackles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery against Marshall … collected four tackles, including three unassisted tackles against Syracuse … three tackles, a fumble recovery and two interceptions at Connecticut … registered five tackles against Rutgers … three tackles at East Carolina and against Auburn.
2007 (Fr.): Played in 10 games with one start … saw action on more than 225 plays, including a season-high 55 against East Carolina … had 12 receptions for 67 yards with a long catch of 12 yards … season-high six catches for 44 yards with a long catch of 12 yards against East Carolina … four catches for 10 yards with a long reception of six yards at Syracuse … an 11-yard reception against Louisville.
Prep: Talented athlete from Osbourn (Va.) High ... offensive player of the year for Coach Steve Schultze’s 14-0 state champions ... passed for 2,539 yards (32 TD) and rushed for 1,735 yards (26 TD) as a senior ... also had a punt return for a score ... two-year record of 24-2 ... first team all-Cedar Run, all-region, all-metro and all-state ... also a track letterman.
Personal: Birthday is April 1 … guardian is Karen Morris ... majoring in athletic coaching education.