Played in every game and started the season opener when the Bucs went to a nickel formation with three safeties. Saw extensive playing time in the secondary and was also a key member of the kick coverage units.
Was promoted to the active roster with four weeks left in the 2011 season havinng been a 5th-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Grew up in nearby Lakeland as a fan of the team, his aunt even having once been a Buccaneers Cheerleader. Was the MVP of the 2011 Outback Bowl.