WSU CAREER: Earned four varsity letters…appeared in 49 games…made 43 starts…recorded 384 career tackles, fourth-most in WSU history…made 268 career solo tackles, second-most in WSU history…tallied 15 career interceptions, third-most in WSU history…16 career double-digit tackle performances…three-time all-conference selection…First-Team All-American as a senior…Freshman All-American…Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist as a senior…two 100-tackle seasons…led team in tackles three times...led Pac-12 in tackles and tied for lead in interceptions as a senior…selected to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
SENIOR (2013): Named First-Team All-America by Associated Press and Athlon Sports. Second-Team All-America by Walter Camp Football Foundation, third-Team All-America by CBS Sports and Honorable Mention All-America by Sports Illustrated…received the College Football Performance Awards Elite Defensive Back Trophy…named to Preseason All-America Fourth Team by Athlon Sports...earned varsity letter after starting all 13 games…named All-Pac-12 First-Team, the first WSU defensive back to earn first-team honors since Eric Frampton in 2006…named a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, for the nation’s top defensive back…named a Midseason All-American by Sports Illustrated and to the Midseason All-America Second Team by CBS Sports…voted a team captain 11 times…led the Pac-12 with 114 tackles…first back-to-back 100-tackle seasons by a Cougar since Billy Newman in 1999-2000…most tackles since James Darling’s 136 in 1996…tied for 11th in the country with 78 solo tackles…led team and tied for first in the conference with six interceptions…tied for team-highs with three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…tallied 4.5 tackles-for-loss…recorded four double-digit tackle performances…picked off a pass in four straight games at point…tied for team-lead with seven special teams tackles, five on kickoff…in the season-opener at Auburn, made a season-high 14 tackles, 12 solo, forced one fumble and recovered another…made eight tackles in the win at No. 25 USC…had eight tackles and an interception in the win over Southern Utah…had five tackles, forced a fumble and picked off a pass in the win over Idaho…made nine tackles and picked off a pass against No. 5 Stanford in Seattle…tallied 12 tackles, one for loss and an interception win the win at California…made eight tackles, including seven solo and a tackle-for-loss against Oregon State…at No. 2 Oregon, made nine tackles, one for loss, forced a fumble he also recovered…tallied 12 tackles, 10 solo and picked off a pass against No. 25 Arizona State…had 11 tackles in the win at Arizona…recorded six tackles in the win over Utah…made seven tackles including one for loss at Washington…recorded five tackles and picked off a pass against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl…named WSU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player.
JUNIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making 11 starts…named All-Pac-12 second team…made a team-high 106 tackles, fifth-most in the Pac-12…WSU’s first 100-tackle season since 2006 (Eric Frampton – 100) and the most since 1996 (James Darling – 136)…made a team-best four interceptions…tallied three tackles-for-loss including one sack, the first of his career…broke up four passes and forced one fumble…posted double-digit tackles seven times…second on team with six special teams tackles, four on kickoffs…elected team captain three times…made 12 tackles, seven solo at BYU…recorded seven tackles, one for loss and picked off a pass against Eastern Washington…tallied 10 tackles, eight solo and forced a fumble against Colorado…made four tackles and intercepted two passes against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle…registered 11 tackles, eight solo and an interception at No. 14 Oregon State…made 13 tackles, eight solo against California…made six tackles at Utah…made a career-high 17 tackles, 11 solo at Arizona State…made 11 tackles, six solo including two for loss and recorded first career stack in Apple Cup victory over Washington.
SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making 11 starts…second on team with 80 tackles, including 58 solo…second on team with three interceptions…recorded four pass breakups, forced one fumble and blocked one field goal...finished fifth in the Pac-12 with 58 solo tackles and No. 13 in tackles-per-game (6.7)…named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-Pac-12 second team…made seven tackles in the win over Idaho State…made eight tackles and picked off a pass at San Diego State…had five tackles and made an interception in the win at Colorado…made 11 tackles, including seven solo, against No. 7 Stanford…had five tackles, an interception and picked up WSU’s Big Hit Award at No. 7 Oregon…made eight tackles, seven solo and forced a fumble that earned WSU’s Big Hit Award at California…made a season-high 13 tackles, all solo in the win over Arizona State…made two tackles while playing with sprained ankle against Utah…made nine tackles, seven solo and blocked a field goal attempt at Washington.
FRESHMAN (2010): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making eight starts…earned CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention accolades…named to Rivals.com Pacific-10 All-Freshman team and Phil Steele’s All-Pacific-10 fourth team…led team with 84 tackles (7.0 per game), 67 solo and four for loss…finished 15th overall in tackles in the conference and was the conference’s leading freshman tackler…tied for fourth in tackles in conference games only, averaging 8.1 tackles per game…tied for team-lead with two interceptions and had five pass breakups….forced two fumbles and recovered one…led team in tackles in four contests…made four tackles and forced a fumble at Oklahoma State…named Cougar Special Teams Player of the Week against Montana State…in first career start, made five tackles at SMU…registered eight tackles, all solo, and recorded first career interception against USC…made five tackles and recovered a fumble against Oregon…earned Cougar Defensive Player of the Week accolades against Arizona, collecting a game-high 16 tackles, 14 solo, along with a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup…the 16 tackles were the most by a Cougar since Xavier Hicks, Jr. had 17 against Arizona State (10/6/07)…the 14 solo tackles tied for the fifth-most in school single-game history and were the most by a Cougar freshman…followed that performance with 15 tackles, 11 solo, at Stanford…made eight tackles, all solo, at Arizona State…made 10 tackles, five solo, and had the Cougars “Big Hit” of the Week against California…collected seven tackles, forced a fumble and had an interception in the end zone against Washington.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Two-year letterwinner in football for head coach LeVon Haynes…also lettered four times in golf…JUNIOR year racked up 140 tackles, three sacks, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries en route to his first Solano County Athletic Conference Player of the Year award…named All-CIF Sac-Joaquin Section and City Defensive Player of the Year…also garnered all-region, all-city and all-league accolades…SENIOR year named first-team all-state (medium schools) by CalHiSports.com……also named first-team All-Northern California by GoldenStatePreps.com…garnered his second-straight SCAC Defensive Player of the Year honor, in addition to all-league and all-city honors…recorded 107 tackles (44 solo), including four sacks, and had two interceptions and two fumble recoveries…caught 20 passes for 264 yards and a touchdown on offense…led Vanden to the second round of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division III playoffs…three-star prospect according to Scout.com was rated No. 78 overall in the state of California and No. 102 at his position nationally…three-star prospect according to Rivals.com was rated No. 45 at his position nationally and No. 85 overall in the state of California…rated No. 77 in the Contra Costa Times’ Cream of the Crop (California Top 100).
Born in Oakland, Calif....parents Duane and Sonji...brothers, David and Davondre...brother, David is a redshirt-freshman safety for the Cougars...majoring in criminal justice.
DEFENSE G/GS TT PT AT TFL SACKS FF FR PD INT/YDS
2010 12/8 84 67 17 4/-6 0/0 2 1 5 2/0
2011 12/11 80 58 22 2/-2 0/0 1 0 4 3/30
2012 12/11 106 65 41 3/-12 1/-9 1 0 4 4/30
2013 13/13 114 78 36 4.5/-7 0/0 3 2 1 6/110
TOTALS 49/43 384 268 116 13.5/-26 1/-9 7 3 13 15/170