Played in the first four games with two starts as an extra defensive back and was then released. Was not signed by any other NFL team during 2013. In his second season, 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 having 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.