TCU All-American leads the Big 12 in passes defended this season
TCU All-American tops the nation in passes defended since 2012
TCU 38, SLU 17
TCU is one of just 11 schools with more than one candidate
Carter and Verrett candidates for the honor recognizing the nation's top defensive back
2012: Started all 13 games ... named a first-team All-American by SI.com, to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team and the AP All-America third team ... selected to the All-Big 12 first team by the league's coaches and the league's media ... made 63 tackles (46 solo, 17 assists), including five tackles for loss ... led the team with six interceptions and 16 pass breakups ... also had TCU's only blocked kick ... first in the Big 12 with 1.69 passes defended per game, a figure that ranked second nationally ... first in the Big 12 in total interceptions tied for fifth in the NCAA with six picks ... ... only player in the nation ranked in the top 10 in interceptions and passes defended ... set a career high with 12 tackles in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl matchup vs. Michigan State while adding a pair of pass breakups ... had a career-best four breakups in the win at Kansas ... grabbed two interceptions at SMU and had a tackle for loss ... had a pick in the second-straight game with one at Baylor ... also added a pass breakup against the Bears ... ran his streak of consecutive games with an interception to three with one in the game against Texas Tech ... defended four passes in the game with three pass breakups ... also set career highs in solo tackles (9) and total tackles (11), two of which were for loss, in the Texas Tech game ... all four of his tackles at Oklahoma State were solo stops ... made four solo tackles at West Virginia, one of which was behind the line of scrimmage ... snagged his fifth interception of the year against the Mountaineers and returned it 16 yards to set up a TCU touchdown ... blocked a field goal in overtime at West Virginia to force the second overtime, where TCU went on to claim victory ... tallied four tackles (three solo) against Kansas State ... made seven tackles, including five solo, in the Thanksgiving night win at Texas ... also added his sixth interception of the season to go along with a pass breakup ... four of his five tackles in the season finale against Oklahoma were solo and also broke up a pass.
2011: Honorable-mention All-Mountain West selection ... appeared in all 13 games with 10 starts ... his 58 tackles, which ranked fifth on the team, were the most by a TCU cornerback since 2001 ... registered at least four tackles in eight of the 12 games ... tallied a career-best and team-high nine stops against SMU ... had six-tackle performances against Louisiana-Monroe, Portland State, San Diego State and Wyoming ... all five of his stops against Colorado State were solo stops ... recorded six tackles, including 1 1/2 for loss, and his first career interception at San Diego State.
Junior College: Ranked by Rivals.com as the sixth-best junior college defensive back ... also listed 35th nationally for overall JC players ... a first-team all-conference selection in 2010 ... recorded five interceptions while returning two kickoffs for touchdowns.
High School: A two-time all-conference selection as a running back and defensive back ... received Back of the Year honors on offense his junior and senior years.
Personal: Parents are Warren and Cynthia Verrett ... major is general studies.