Players

Desmond Trufant
CB #21
Height:
6-0
Weight:
190
Age:
24
College:
Washington
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
30
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 100 80 20 0.0 0 24 2 0 -- 0 0 1 1
2014 ATL 8 8 30 25 5 0.0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ATL 16 16 70 55 15 0.0 -- 17 2 0 -- 0 0 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NO W 37-34 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @CIN L 10-24 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 TB W 56-14 3 3 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @MIN L 28-41 4 4 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @NYG L 20-30 5 4 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 CHI L 13-27 4 3 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 @BAL L 7-29 6 3 3 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DET L 21-22 4 4 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

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Selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games as a rookie and earned All-Rookie honors from the PFWA after notching 74 tackles (12 solo) with a club rookie record 17 passes defensed and two interceptions. Finished the year tied for 10th in the NFL and tied for second among all rookie cornerbacks in passes defensed. According to Stats LLC., his 17 passes defensed in 2013 were the most by a Falcons rookie in a single season, surpassing Darnell Walker, who broke up 13 passes in 1993. Named Defensive Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus. According to Stats LLC., allowed just 48.3 of passes thrown his way to be completed (42 of 87). Among players with at least 87 defensive targets, his 48.3 completion percentage was tied for the eighth-best in the NFL and he was one of nine players to allow less than 50 percent of passes to be completed. Recorded his first career interception against Panthers (11/3) picking of QB Cam Newton. Finished the game with seven tackles (six solo), one interception and one pass defensed. Recorded his second career interception, picking off QB Kirk Cousins to cap off a seven takeaways game against Washington (12/15). Finished the game with seven tackles (four solo), one interception, and two passes defensed.

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Selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the first round (22nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

2013 (Falcons)

Started all 16 games as a rookie and earned All-Rookie honors from the PFWA after notching 74 tackles (12 solo) with a club rookie record 17 passes defensed and two interceptions. Finished the year tied for 10th in the NFL and tied for second among all rookie cornerbacks in passes defensed. According to Stats LLC., his 17 passes defensed in 2013 were the most by a Falcons rookie in a single season, surpassing Darnell Walker, who broke up 13 passes in 1993. Named Defensive Rookie of the Year by Pro Football Focus. According to Stats LLC., allowed just 48.3 of passes thrown his way to be completed (42 of 87). Among players with at least 87 defensive targets, his 48.3 completion percentage was tied for the eighth-best in the NFL and he was one of nine players to allow less than 50 percent of passes to be completed. Recorded his first career interception against Panthers (11/3) picking of QB Cam Newton. Finished the game with seven tackles (six solo), one interception and one pass defensed. Recorded his second career interception, picking off QB Kirk Cousins to cap off a seven takeaways game against Washington (12/15). Finished the game with seven tackles (four solo), one interception, and two passes defensed.

College

Started 47 of 50 career games at the University of Washington posting 195 tackles (151 solo) with a school record 39 passes defensed, 8.5 tackles for loss, and six interceptions. Allowed just eight of 54 pass completions (14.8 percent) on balls thrown in his direction as the Huskies ranked 23rd in the nation in pass defense, allowing 197.3 passing yards per game. As a senior, won both the Sports Radio 950 KJR Most Outstanding Defensive Player and the Guy Flaherty Award (the team’s oldest and most prestigious honor). As a team captain in 2012, earned second-team All-American honors from The NFL Draft Report and Fox Sports as well as first-team All-Pac 12 honors after recording 36 tackles (27 solo) with nine passes defensed and one interception. In 2011, was named All-Pac 12 Conference honorable mention and won the team’s Don James Perseverance Award after starting all 13 games and posting a career-high 64 tackles (46 solo), a team-leading 16 passes defensed, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Earned All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention as a sophomore in 2010 starting all 13 games and logging 48 tackles (34 solo) with four passes defensed, one interception, and one fumble recovery. Made an instant impact as a freshman as he was named to the Sporting News Freshman All-Pac 10 team and earn All-Pac 10 Conference honorable mention in 2009. Spent three games as a reserve cornerback before taking over the starting role for the final nine games posting 47 tackles (44 solo), six passes defensed, and two interceptions.

Personal

Attended Wilson High School (Tacoma, Wash.) where he was named a first-team all-state selection by the Seattle Times after recording 67 tackles on defense and 12 rushing touchdowns during his senior season. As a junior, he posted 47 tackles and eight interceptions, along with four stops for loss, scoring five times while gaining 440 receiving yards and finding the end zone six more times on 36 carries for 360 yards. Named a red chip prospect by the Seattle Times and a “Northwest Nugget” honorable mention by the Tacoma News-Tribune. Rated the sixth-best overall player in the state of Washington and the country’s 56th-best cornerback by Rivals.com. A standout long jumper and triple jumper at Wilson. Took second place in the Class 4A state track meet in the triple jump (46 feet, 5.75 inches) and placed 11th in the long jump (21 feet, 2.25 inches) as a junior in 2008. Also starred on the Rams basketball team. His two older brothers Marcus and Isaiah also played in the NFL. Marcus was selected 11th overall by Seattle in the 2003 NFL Draft and spent 10 years with the Seahawks while Isaiah spent time in the AFL and UFL before breaking into the NFL as a practice squad player with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. Son of Constance and Lloyd Trufant.

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