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Alterraun Verner

Alterraun Verner
No. 20     Tennessee Titans
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-13) December 13, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Orange, California
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Lakewood (CA) Mayfair
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Debuted in 2010 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history

Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

  • All-American (2009)
  • Second Team All-Pacific-10 by Coaches (2008)
  • Pacific-10 Co-Freshman of the Year (2006)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2013

Alterraun Ennis Verner (born December 13, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles. Verner was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2010 NFL Draft. In 2011, Verner returned to UCLA during the NFL off-season to complete his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics.[1]

High school career

Verner attended Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California, where he played wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and special teams. As a senior, he made 50 receptions for 907 yards and 13 touchdowns. On defense, he made 56 tackles and four interceptions (one returned for a 102-yard touchdown). Verner earned second-team All-CIF Southern Section honors and was selected to play in Shrine All-Star Game.

An excellent student, Verner held a 4.17 GPA and achieved a 1740 SAT score. He also served as a peer tutor to his high school football team in the subjects of math and history.

Considered a three-star recruit by, Verner was listed as the No. 49 cornerback prospect in the nation.[2] He chose UCLA over Boston College, Oregon, and Washington.

College career

In his true freshman year at UCLA, Verner finished fourth among Bruins with 59 tackles and third on the team with two interceptions, while leading the team with 123 interception yards and two touchdowns. He was named co-Freshman of the Year for the Pac-10 Conference (alongside Jairus Byrd and Taylor Mays), and was selected first-team Freshman All-America by College Football News and Scripps/FWAA, as well as second-team by The Sporting News,, and

As a sophomore, Verner appeared in all 13 games, while starting 10, and ranked fourth on the squad with 75 tackles. He finished with 15 passes broken up and four interceptions. In his junior year, Verner was a starter in all 12 games, and was second on the team in tackles with 73. He was selected to the second-team All-Pac-10 squad chosen by the league's coaches.

In November 2009, he was named one of the twelve semifinalists for the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award.[3]

In his senior year, he started in all 13 games and finished with 72 tackles, 51 solo. He also had 5 interceptions and 158 interception return yards, with one of them resulting in a touchdown. He also had another defensive touchdown as a fumble recovery.

As a result of his dominating play, he earned the nickname ATV while at UCLA.

Professional career

2010 NFL Draft

In the 2010 NFL Draft, Verner was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 4th round, 142nd overall and 18th cornerback taken.[4]

2010 Season

On October 10, 2010, Verner had his first career interception against the Dallas Cowboys. It was a screen play thrown by Tony Romo. On October 18, 2010, he picked off Trent Edwards for his second career interception. On December 19, 2010, Verner intercepted Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub for his third pick of his rookie season. Verner played in all 16 games his rookie season, starting 12 of them, and finished with 101 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 1 forced fumble.


External links

  • Official biography at UCLA
  • Official Facebook Fan Page

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