AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic vs. Nebraska (AP
2007 -- Started every game and was fourth on the team with 63 tackles ... Had 34 tackles, with 29 solo, in last seven games ... Tied for team lead in INTs (4) ... Recorded five or more tackles in nine of 13 games ... Received the Zeke Smith Award, presented each year to Auburn's Defensive Player of the Year ... Picked off a pass in three straight games ... First player to record an interception in three straight games since Karlos Dansby in 2001-02 ... Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1) after recording a career-high seven tackles at Florida while helping hold the SEC's top-ranked total and scoring offensive team to 205 yards and 32 points below the Gators season averages ... Made first career start at Auburn in season opener against Kansas State ... Had five tackles against Wildcats, including a half TFL and two pass breakups ... Notched six tackles against South Florida ... Also had a TFL (-2) against the Bulls ... Five tackles against Mississippi State ... Recorded six tackles against New Mexico State ... For his efforts, was named Coaches' Co-Defensive Player of the Game versus the Aggies ... Four tackles against Arkansas including one outstanding open field tackle against Darren McFadden ... Six tackles at LSU, including a second-quarter fumble recovery that was returned 36 yards and set up Auburn's second touchdown ... Had five tackles, all solo, vs. Tennessee Tech ... Notched third interception of season with a pick vs. Georgia ... Also had four tackles, all solo, vs. UGA ... Picked off pass in the end zone to prevent go-ahead TD by Alabama in second quarter ... Registered six tackles vs. Crimson Tide... Had six tackles, one tackle for a loss, and one pass break-up against Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
2006 -- Coaches Freshman All-SEC Team ... Finished with 26 tackles and four pass deflections ... Posted a pass deflection and a tackle against Nebraska in the Cotton Bowl ... Finished with three tackles against Alabama ... Made three tackles and returned a fumble recovery eight yards against Georgia ... Finished with two tackles and a pass breakup against Arkansas State ... Named the Coaches' Defensive Player of the Week against the Indians ... Tied for second on the team with four tackles and was credited with a pass deflection against Tulane ... Credited with one tackle against Florida and blocked a Gator punt in the third quarter that was returned for a touchdown ... That play was named the National Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Year ... Finished with four tackles for the second time this season, including three solo, against South Carolina ... Posted four solo tackles against LSU ... Played in his first career game against Washington State and finished with a tackle.
2005 -- Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Accumulated 46 tackles, four interceptions and forced two fumbles as a senior ... Led his team to the second round of the playoffs ... Compiled 44 tackles, four interceptions, and added 209 receiving yards and three touchdowns as a junior ... Named All-Decatur defensive back and All-Region ... Class 4A-6A All-Area team ... Montgomery Advertiser All-State football team ... Alabama Sports Writers Association's All-State team ... Awarded honorable mention All-Southern Football Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Mobile Register Super Southeast 120 ... Rivals.com Alabama Top 25 ... Lemming All-Southeast Team ... Mobile Register's Elite 18 list ... SuperPrep Dixie Team ... PrepStar All-Region ... Scout.com Alabama Top 30 ... Scout.com top 75 cornerbacks ... Averaged 15 points a game on the basketball team.
PERSONAL -- Born July 19, 1987 ... Son of Janice Powers and Willie Steele ... Majoring in public administration.