Played in every game as the first extra safety off the bench and made five starts during the year, three at strong safety when Dashon Goldson was out and then the final two at free safety replacing Mark Barron. Recorded his first NFL interception in the Seattle game and added two more against Detroit and Carolina. Made the 2012 team for his special teams skills as well as a back-up safety. Played in nine games in those roles and had a carry for 18 yards on a fake punt during the road game in New Orleans. Started 40 games during his four years in college with the Mountaineers with 188 tackles, 13 interceptions and 24 passes defensed.